CreateSpace Makes Its Presence Known by Darla Luke

CreateSpace is making it’s presence known on the USA Today Top 150 Best-Selling Books list this week! Four out of the nine titles are self-published print books through Amazon’s self-print publishing arm.

Curiosity has always been my downfall, and in an effort to report accurately (with the exception of the one forgettable week my brain went on vacation), I checked on the lonely self-published print book that had such a low price ($3.99). How can an author not lose money with that price point?? Well …. here’s what I found:  I think it’s a typo from whoever compiles the list at the editorial level, or the price went up this week. When I checked on Amazon.com, the book was $9.87 for Prime members, discounted from $11.99. That’s more in line with what we can expect for a print book, as opposed to an e-book. It’s just more expensive, period. Obviously, the print book is not dead, even with the rise of e-readers and e-books.

Also … congratulations are in order for fellow RCRW member, Elisabeth Naughton, one of the authors in Dark Nights, Dangerous Men (an anthology from The Indie Six), making the list this week! Whoohoo!!

Here are the self-published books that made the USA Today Top 150 Best-Selling Books list through the week ending Sunday 5-26-13*:

Don’t Say A Word by Barbara Freethy (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services). This week #10 (last week #12) $0.99

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services). This week #53 (last week #27) $0.99

Relentless by Leo Cassie (Self-published via CreateSpace). This week #55 (last week, not on the list) $9.99

Playing  Patience by Tabatha Vergo (Self-published via CreateSpace). This week #63 (last week, not on the list) $11.99

Lost and Found by Nicole Williams (Self-published via CreateSpace). This week #91 (last week #57) $3.99

Real by Katy Evans (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services). This week #108 (last week #72) $3.99

The Billionaire’s Obsession by J. S. Scott (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services). This week #109 (last week #93) $4.99

Rock With Me by Kristen Proby (Self-published via CreateSpace). This week #112 (last week #40) $12.00

One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services). This week #139 (last week #237) $2.99

*I’m human and make mistakes (a shock to my friends, I’m sure!). If there’s a book on this week’s list that I missed, please let me know. If I misspelled/mistyped an author’s name or book title, I’m extremely sorry.

Darla Luke

You can find me on Twitter @writer_at_work, “Like” my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/darlaluke, or visit my website: http://www.darlaluke.com

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About Darla Luke

Darla Luke spent her childhood making up stories in her head, when she wasn't devouring every book she could get her hands on. If someone would have told her she'd be a writer when she grew up, she would have laughed herself silly. Now, writing is her passion, and she loves telling stories (especially ghost stories) and believes they all should have a happy ending.

Posted on May 31, 2013, in General and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the list. What does CreateSpace mean?

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