When I originally came here I wanted to put out a book with a matte finish. I just think the glossy books stand out in a weird way with all the glare. Has there been any advancements in getting matte as an option on createspace?
If it's a matter of what the creators want, Are there enough people out here that would like the matte option?
Same here. I like the look of matte covers more than gloss; they show the scratches, fingerprints and creases less, not to mention that there wouldn't be the same issues with delamination or cover curl.
Maybe everyone here can share this with other members as a kind of polite petition? The more people saying they would like it might help the cause.
I have no idea if it will, but it's good in theory. Maybe a nice goal of 100 over the next few weeks.
I myself have three books I am sitting on because THAT's how much I don't like the glossy look.
BookSurge did not, originally, do lamination at all. That meant you got a matte effect.
The question might be, could we order books without lamination? (Someone in this post suggested that would reduce the curl problem, not necessarily if the laminate were matte, but no laminate could.)
I would like the option.
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My own books that I have bough via Lulu's globalreach (the same as CS's EDC) have a pearle effect cover i.e. slightly raised. This is not a full matt but better than gloss. End usesrs will get these but I can not order them to resell directly from lulu. I would like a matt option but I would also love an embossed version.
I would be happy just to have other options. I took off the books I had on here because they just didn't look like regular books. If the idea is that anyone can make a book and sell it, possibly in bigger chain outlets, wouldn't you want them to look just like everything else on the shelves?
And does anyone know what the difference in cost is for matte vs. gloss?
And are there any create space moderators that would like to weigh in on this?
I know this is an older post, but after a year of working with CreateSpace I've seen them make some nice advances as far as their online interface is concerned which tells me they do want to become a better and better service. However in that time, I have not see their end product become much better. Specifically their cover production, the biggest issue being the gloss laminate. But again, I know they want to provide a good service and I've set up a petition here that perhaps CreateSpace will listen to if we bolster it with enough support. It seems in this forum or perhaps thread they don't care to comment.
If you're for it go and sign it and then send off a personal request.
I love working with CreateSpace thus far. All of my concerns and questions have either been met or thoroughly answered thus far. I'd just love to see them improve their end product.
Any word on the matte covers at this point? I've already bought interior design at CreateSpace for my novel, but will probably switch to Lightning Source because I can get a matte cover there--even if I have to eat the interior design fee. I signed the petition and sent it out to my self publishing group for them to sign. Thanks for starting it. If CS had matte, there would be no question in my mind. The only reason I'm switching to LS is the matte cover.