UPDATE: PSA Aussie authors using Createspace/Kindle Direct Publishing

So I got a response from KDP Support about ordering author copies, and readers ordering books to Australia.

Proof and author copies are no longer be able to be shipped to Australian addresses. The reason being, to remain compliant with changes to the GST law in Australia, they’ve changed the way KDP authors in Australia access their books on Amazon. Authors can purchase retail copies of their paperbacks at full price through a Global Store option on These changes do not affect the ability to continue to list your books on their international sites or have them shipped to eligible non-Australian addresses.

Looks like I might be heading to IngramSpark…


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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It’s Launch Day for Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part One!!


It’s Launch Day!!

Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part One is NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE! There has been a slight delay in the release of the Kindle edition, which will be available within the next 24 hours, and is still available to pre-order!

Click HERE to view and purchase Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part One on Amazon. 

To celebrate, I will be running a week-long promotion on the first book in the series, Paid To Dance: Stripping Past & Present. The price will be starting at just 99c!

If you live in Australia, you can order a signed paperback copy by sending me a private message on Facebook through my Author Page or emailing Simply include your name, email and postal address and I will forward on payment details. A discount applies if you buy both books!

The second instalment of the Paid To Dance series, Asha’s Story Part One is the fictionalised account of one young woman’s experience working as an exotic dancer in Brisbane, Australia.
After a shaky transition into the workforce, eighteen-year-old Asha Graham takes a job at The Runway, a prestigious gentlemen’s club in Brisbane City. During the first two years of a five year journey, Asha’s life is changed in a number of ways, as she learns the ropes and adapts to the often harsh conditions of her chosen profession.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part One by placing pre-orders, and a general big thank-you to everyone who continues to support me as an author. I will endeavour to continue to bring your engaging, interesting reads.

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