Such are the considerations for any 21st Century entrepreneur, whom often have to make hundreds of decisions a week to build their product in regards to branding, web-design, bank accounts, marketing, sales, and so much more.
The internet turns decision making into more AND less of a chore. On one hand, you have access to information about each and every service you could need. On the other hand, you have access to information about each and every service you could need. Success is found in being able to
1) find time to sift through all the information, and
2) find time to find reputable feedback regarding these services, then
3) find time to find out for yourself (i.e. alpha testing).
(There should be a post here about why search engines are making it increasingly more difficult to find genuine, topical information...more on that somewhere else, later).
Anyways, this post could go on for days, but I'll leave that for my other blog @ AboutEverything.biz, as it is truly important for me to at some point review the process of picking a publisher to, well, publish my first book (just not here).
The key thing here is that I chose BLURB publishing services over a dozen or more competitors, and thought I had made the right decision until my first order went through.
What followed was a testament to BLURB's customer service, but also the reason why after this project is over, I will be looking for a new publishing service.
Below is the first invoice for my order of 100 books, which was shipped to my office/studio in the Baltimore Arts District.