Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Round Two with CreateSpace

Yesterday my second iteration of PENELOPE AND THE BIRTHDAY CURSE arrived.  I was much happier with tweaks I had done. I am probably just being picky, but I wanted the book as professional as possible.  One thing that has impressed me, whether I give credit to CreateSpace or UPS, is the speed with which I received my proof copy.  I chose standard shipping which implied up to 10 days and actually got it in 2 business days. For anyone wanting to see it on the estore at CreateSpace, here is a link.

Other accomplishments: the book cover image on Barnes and Noble is no longer "Image not available" but actually shows the cover.  I had sent a note to Mark Coker atSmashwords on Monday and poof! there itwas on Tuesday.  Here is link to that.

All and all things are taking off.


  1. Wow, congrats on your book. did you personally do the layout/typesetting of it? I love createspace. i have used its standard in formatting all my clients novel. it also inspire me to put up a website: for book formatting service.

  2. I did the formatting in Word 2010 using CreateSpace template. It can be a daunting task and require good understanding how to use "styles", secton breaks and formatting. I think now I can do it in one shot.