You’ve finished your book, and had it edited 7 proofread by your friends/family/writer’s group/a professional editor.
Your manuscript is at its very best quality.
Congratulations! Your book is ready to be published! This is indeed the most exciting part.
In this post I will talk you through setting up a CreateSpace account, so that you can start publishing your paperback books.
A few facts about Publishing with CreateSpace
CreateSpace is a company operated by Amazon which enables authors to design and distribute their own self published paperback books.
An author will create an account with a username and password, and once set up will be able to work through each step of the publishing process.
There are professional services available to help with the set-up for a fee. The only money I have spent on CreateSpace to date is to have a paperback proof copy of my short story collection The New Neighbors shipped to my home address in Australia, which cost approximately $30AUD.
It is FREE to sign up and hold an account with both CreateSpace, and this online service guide users through the following book setup processes: • Book Title Information
• ISBN (the barcode you see on the back of books) • Interior (the book manuscript) • Cover Design • Distribution Channels (where the book will be sold online).
Setting Up A CreateSpace Account
- Google ‘CreateSpace’ or go to www.createspace.com
- Click ‘Sign Up’ in the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter your email address, password and first and last name
- Enter the Country in which you reside
- Enter the Type of media you will be publishing e.g. book, DVD, CD
- Click ‘Create Account’
You will then be directed to a Service Agreement, which you can read through and click ‘I Agree’. An email with then be sent to you with a confirmation link, and you will be automatically redirected to the CreateSpace website. You will then be prompted to select your publishing option, Do-It-Yourself or Assisted (engaging professional services through CreateSpace).
In my next video, I will show you how to set up your book on CreateSpace.
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