March 10, 2023 · 4:06 pm
It took longer than it should—no surprise there. I kept getting an error message in my ISBN block. I asked for an Amazon callback and got an immediate response. Turns out that the “imprint” I was supposed to enter meant my name as publisher, although what it said was to enter where you bought your ISBN, which was Bowker. Danielle, my Amazon helper, was incredibly patient, waited with me until both the pdf and the cover were successfully uploaded.
This will teach me to wait so long between books. If it hadn’t been so long since I uploaded my paperback files for King of the Roses, I might remember more of the process.
I reviewed page-by-page in the Previewer, but have ordered a proof copy. When I get a look at it, I will announce
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September 8, 2018 · 3:43 pm
Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware assesses a start-up, “De Montfort Literature,” that promises to hire writers for $24,000 a year plus royalties just to write novels. Strauss and John Doppler from the Alliance of Independent Authors find that there’s a lot less to DML than meets the eye. If you’ve encountered this kind of proposition and it intrigues you, READ THIS CAREFULLY.
For my own part, I take exception to De Montfort’s claim in an interview with The Guardian that in contrast to his arrangement, “self-publishing is costly and time-consuming.” Not so. Anybody with the time and self-discipline to write a novel will find plenty of excellent how-tos that make it possible to publish online in a matter of an hour or so. My book, You CAN Format Your Print-on-Demand Book! is just one of many that make publishing your own paperback the work of just a few days.
Authors have never had so many options and so much freedom. Don’t sell yourself short!
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August 24, 2018 · 4:00 pm
Chris the Story Reading Ape shares this useful info from The Book Designer blog. It looks as if CreateSpace is slowly being absorbed into the new KDP Print. Check out the details from Amy Collins! Chris has some other articles about switching your work.
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Are you curious about all of the changes going on at CreateSpace and seeing new offerings being announced at Kindle Direct Publishing? I have been, too.
I will admit that I have not paid as much attention to KDP Print as I should have. I have been happy with CreateSpace for my Amazon printing and distribution and just did not have the bandwidth to turn my attention to yet ANOTHER platform for my paperbacks. Knowing that CreateSpace could get my paperback on Amazon while IngramSpark/Lightning Source was handling the wholesalers/bookstores/libraries, I thought I had all my bases covered.
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