they have a big fat F rating for a reason. I was told to get out of my contract, I'd have to buy $1000 worth of my own books to "offset" their cost they put into publishing my book. So how can CreateSpace publish a book and charge a mere $2.95 or so depending on the number of pages and if there are pictures in it or not for a book and still make money?
At one of my book signings, (one initially set up by PA but I took over when the owner of the bookstore called and said she could not afford the $3.99 per book shipping) I told her I can ship the books for a flat rate of $7.95 for all 25 books of my own which she would only have to pay my cost for ....a new author of PA who has no further education than a 2nd grader came to see me at my signing in Heber Springs, to ask me if I thought PA was real or fake. I also had words with people outside that said PA is a scam and they got taken in also.
Now speaking with her by email and phone, I realize she has no grammar sense beyond maybe 3rd grade but PA took her in. What an insult to those of us that can put together a rational sentence!
The United States Post Office does not charge that much for media mail so PA charging $4 per book is a scam in itself.
I have found a much better deal with honest folks like CreateSpace and I can design my book where it actually looks decent instead of having a two inch blank spot at the top of pages and a cover art that i didn't not approve of.