Grace Allison, author of Do You Have a Dream and Einstein’s Compass, read the recent article by Amy Collins about the issues authors are experiencing with the Amazon ADD TO CART button and what to do about it. Grace generously offered to share her solution to the issue, one that put her book on the ADD TO CART button and ensured she received her royalties.
All CreateSpace titles will be migrated to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in the next few weeks. Please refer to our new blog post on CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing: What You Should Do Next to read the official announcement and our suggestions for next steps.
Authors who once relied on CreateSpace for self-publishing services such as book design and editing were left with two challenges after the company stopped offering these services on April 20, 2018:
- How to change an existing book without access to the original application files.
- Where to find self-publishing services for new books.
Before we explore […]
Bear with me…this really will be a blog post about the best use of your time as an author, entrepreneur, and indie publisher.
Print-on-demand companies IngramSpark and CreateSpace, and digital and offset printing companies, have very specific requirements for your book files, both cover and interior files.
In fact, the requirements for digital printing of cover files warranted an entire guest post from Sandy Gould of Color House Graphics on our blog a couple of years ago!
Your manuscript is only part of the book—the most important part to be sure, but there are more. Inevitably, you will be ready to submit your book to the typesetter, and your editor or proofreader will say, “What about ______________ (fill in the blank with the missing piece)?”
We’d like to help you avoid that issue. Here’s a list of the various book parts in the order that readers expect them to appear. We’ve also provided you with a handy Parts of a Book Checklist that you can use to keep track of the pieces as they are […]