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The Createspace Publishing Checklist - How to save time and money before you publish on Createspace

The Createspace Publishing Checklist - How to save time and money before you publish on Createspace

 

This post is written for the author who wants to use Createspace to publish their paperback book, leveraging Amazon’s reach using the print on demand model of self-publishing. I hope the post helps you speed up the Createspace process and saves you some money with the free resources at the end of each section.

Before we jump into the list of things you will need to have ready before starting, let’s explain a few things, just in case you weren’t 100% sure what Createspace was, or how print on demand could help you as the author.

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Using Createspace: Ordering Copies of Your Own Paperback Book.

Using Createspace: Ordering Copies of Your Own Paperback Book.

 

Ordering copies of your own title from Createspace are termed “Member orders”.

Authors who understand the benefits of the print-on-demand process and have opted to use the Amazon-owned company, Createspace,  to handle the printing and shipping of their paperback title, might at some point need a large quantity of the paperback, printed and shipped to a certain physical location. Obviously the author would not want to pay the same price for ordering their own title as the customer would. Relax, Createspace has you covered.

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Using Createspace: How to create discount codes for your paperback title

Using Createspace: How to create discount codes for your paperback title

 

This article is for the self-published author looking to enhance the marketing of a print-on-demand paperback listed on Createspace. Before creating these discount codes on Createspace, ensure the following steps of publishing on Createspace have been taken care of:

Your PDF interior manuscript has been formatted according to Createspace interior design standards and specifications.The manuscript interior PDF file along with the cover PDF file have been uploaded to and accepted by Createspace.You have ordered and approved the proof-copy of your manuscript.

 

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South African Authors – Should we give a damn about self-publishing on Amazon.com?

South African Authors – Should we give a damn about self-publishing on Amazon.com?

 

The January 2015 report on author earnings is enough to make most authors sit up and pay attention to the Amazon publishing machine. Headlines like 33% of eBook sales from Amazon.com are indie (self-published) authors or 40% of all dollars earned by authors on eBook sales from Amazon.com are earned by Indie authors all highlight the gradual shift away from the pure traditional publishing paradigm and highlight the success that can be achieved by authors not afraid of learning or experimenting with self-publishing.

This is so damn exciting for a community emerging from under the monopolistic blanket held by the big 5 publishers world-wide over the past few decades. Up until 2007 authors did not have a much of a choice but to collect rejection notices from publishers who, for business reasons, did not or could not accept their books for publication. Since 2007 however, Amazon’s KDP platform and its suite of other offerings aimed at Indie authors have had the author-community gripped in a wave of excitement.

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