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Todd W
01-02-2009, 01:23 PM
Can I provide amazon with a PDF and have them print a book and send it to me?

OR do I have to offer it for sale on their site too?

01-03-2009, 11:04 AM
I suppose you could do it and then after you get your copy, take it down. You could also do it with Cafepress.

Todd W
01-05-2009, 10:27 AM
Do I have to be a member of something 'special' on either site? Or can I do it as a normal user?

I couldn't find it searching amazon and haven't looked on cafepress yet.

I have a few PDFs I want to convert to books :D


01-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Amazon is with Booksurge, and yes, you gotta sign up all special like.

Cafepress will probably be easier for a one off book, so long as you don't want a ton of flexibility.

The difficult part is reformatting the pdfs to their specifications (in both instances) real pain in the ***, real opportunity for a pdf ninja to open up a business offering to do it for people.

01-05-2009, 03:39 PM
If you want to see an example of what booksurge can do, you can buy my book:


I've just barely broke even on the setup costs ($99) making it. With no factoring in the value of my time.