CreateSpace Publishing: The # 1 Killer Formatting Secret [NOOK Book]

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I’ve published 7 books on Createspace. It’s been an absolute nightmare and it’s my own entire fault. I’ve spent days on end struggling with small formatting issues that are actually very difficult to solve. To say this taxed me to the limit is an understatement. The Kindle is a much easier and friendlier platform to publish on. It overlooks your errors to a large extent. I’m not saying Createspace is a difficult set of tools to use. Exactly the opposite. It’s a piece of cake, a walk in the park basically. No, ...

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CreateSpace Publishing: The # 1 Killer Formatting Secret

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Overview

I’ve published 7 books on Createspace. It’s been an absolute nightmare and it’s my own entire fault. I’ve spent days on end struggling with small formatting issues that are actually very difficult to solve. To say this taxed me to the limit is an understatement. The Kindle is a much easier and friendlier platform to publish on. It overlooks your errors to a large extent. I’m not saying Createspace is a difficult set of tools to use. Exactly the opposite. It’s a piece of cake, a walk in the park basically. No, it’s the additional disciplines and requirements imposed by a Print version of your book. It’s got to look professional. It’s got to be consistently laid out in terms of top bottom and side margins and page numbers and chapter headings. You and I have read hundreds or thousands of books in our lifetime but how observant have we actually been on how the printed text is presented? See that paragraph? See how the first line is indented? See the spacing? See the propagation of author name and book title or chapter title? See where each new chapter starts? See where on the page it starts? See how the text is consistently lined up with the top and bottom margins? See how the page numbers run? See how the introductory page numbers run? You see, you see? A stack of little issues maybe, but they have to be right. Here’s how to avoid the biggest mistake when setting out to publish your first Print book which can be a few as 24 pages. In fact it’s the # 1 Killer Secret to easy and professional Createspace publishing.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044476608
  • Publisher: Paul Stevens
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Series: Steve's e-Book Publishing
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 301,066
  • File size: 257 KB

Meet the Author

There is a favorite line from my novella Dinner Party For Eight in which Angela asks Harry:“What do you think I am?”Harry considered this for a moment. What was she actually?“Well I suppose you are a very beautiful cook.”So if I have to answer the same question what am I actually? I would also need to consider this for a moment. I would like to say I’m an ex astronaut, have more degrees than a thermometer, have competed in the Tour de France without any EPO, surfed Teahupoo in Tahiti and emerged unscathed, sailed round the world, am an ace Alpine skier, am a member of Mensa, have a beauty queen wife and gorgeous kids, and started my own corporation which has listed on NASDAQ. I could go on but like Arnold Schwarzenegger I don’t want to boast.Well to be honest, I have gone some of the way towards all those things. I do have a letter from Wernher von Braun, I do have three degrees in Physics, I have flown in a jet plane (Emirates Air), I do cycle the mega steep hills here where I live but unfortunately can’t get EPO anywhere, I am a keen surfer who has almost managed to break his neck, I am an ocean going skipper and I did own my own yacht though if it was me I wouldn’t sail with me as captain, I do ski but you need to get out of the way, I do have a beautiful wife (though her agreeing to marry me has to be my biggest piece of luck ever) and two great kids, I do have my own software business but no stock exchanges alas and I would like to take the Mensa test but I’m pretty sure I would fail and then I wouldn’t be able to live with that so I would rather rationalize. I live in that sapphire city – Cape Town.
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