How Does Bookstand Publishing Compare to Xlibris, Outskirts, Create Space and Lulu?

We are often asked how the services of Bookstand Publishing compare to other Print On Demand publishing companies.   To help answer this question we put together this chart comparing our Classic Publishing Package to the equivalent packages on Xlibris, Outskirts Press, Create Space and Lulu.  This comparison is as of January 6, 2014.

As you can Bookstand Publishing rates are very competitive.

Company Bookstand Publishing Xlibris Outskirts Create Space – Professional Services Lulu – Professional Services
Publishing Packages Classic Package Advantage Package Ruby Publishing Package Custom Standard Classic Publishing Service Package
Package Price $499.00 $499.00 $699.00 $748.00 $999.00
Retai Price Flexible Pricing Fixed Rate Pricing Flexible Pricing Flexible Pricing Flexible Pricing
Books with Package 6 1 6 1 1
Submission as rough formatted MS Word Doc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISBN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simple Formatting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cover Design Yes No – Choose 1 of 3 Templates No – Choose 1 of 18 Templates Yes Yes
Worldwide Distribution Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ebook Yes. Kindle, Nook and iPad editions Yes – mobi & epub No Yes – Amazon Kindle Only Yes
Ebook Distribution Kindle Edition available on Amazon, Nook Edition available on, Epub version (for Apple iPad) available on Ebook version only available on Xlibris site, but will add additional distribution for an additional fee No Amazon Kindle Only Yes
Selected Marketing Services
Author WebPage with Unique Domain Name $199 $379 + Not Available Not Available $499
Press Release $199 $399 – $799 $219 $249 499+
Publicity Campaign $499 – $800 $5,999 + 219 (PR Publist) NA 6299+
Bookstore Return Program $299 $699 $499 Create Space Does Not Accept Returns Not Available
Online Video $250 $1,899 $699 $1199+ $3199+
Amazon Search Inside $69 Online Book Search $99 $149 Comes with Publishing Package Not Available
Review Service $350 $1099 + $329 $425 + $3199+


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