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Mini-Quiz: Printing Costs through Lightning Source

by Ron Kurtus (14 August 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why does Lightning Source charge a setup fee for a new book?

They are up front about the costs of printing

It is only required if you are an unknown publisher

So they can print your books for free

2. Why is the charge per page more for a publisher than a wholesaler?

The wholesalers get the book printing wholesale

No one has ever asked them that question

Wholesalers typically purchase more books at one time

3. What is a disadvantage of trying to sell your books yourself?

You may have to pay more taxes because of the higher profit margin

You may not have sufficient outlets for your sales

Lightning Source frowns on the practice

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Self-Publishing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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