Setting Up A CreateSpace Account


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

  1. Google ‘CreateSpace’ or go to
  2. Click ‘Sign Up’ in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your email address, password and first and last name
  4. Enter the Country in which you reside
  5. Enter the Type of media you will be publishing e.g. book, DVD, CD
  6. 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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