Hello all! I am still writing my book but I just like to keep a general mind of options when I get to the publishing point. I have look a lot at Lulu, Createspace and Lightning Source and they all seem to have their pros and cons. My book will primarily be an ebook but I really want a hard cover print option available (with a soft cover as well if the demand is there). That immediately eliminates CreateSpace, and Lulu is a bit pricey though extremely easy to use. Lightning Source caught my eye and I am aware of the general pros and cons. I understand there are upfront costs with LS but cost per book is lower and profit margin is higher, but it seems like LS has better outlets to more distributors and book stores as well as all of the printing options. My question is, has anyone here actually used them? If so: 1. Were you happy with the quality of the print and the final book? 2. Is the system and formatting a total pain to work with or with careful planning can I format it myself for them? 3. What are some general pros and cons of their service? I am just looking for insight at this point, and any provided will be valued greatly. Thanks!