Here’s a wonderfully detailed, step by step list of instructions for properly formatting your paperback book for CreateSpace, written by Ana Spoke, who is a successful humor writer! I’m going to have to double check my own manuscript against her list to make sure I haven’t left any of the steps out!
Thanks so much Ana!
PS: do check out her books! I’m sure you’ll love them!
When I published Shizzle, Inc last year, I paid somebody to format the PDF interior layout. It cost me about $150 and a week of back-and-forth with a reputable company, that did a good job. Eventually. The problem is, now I have to pay them again because I have had the book re-edited by an American editor. And again if I want to change a single comma – they did it on a Mac, and even though they were nice enough to provide the Word file, it looks like garbage when I open it on my PC.
In case you’ve never had to deal with an interior file and don’t know what it is – it’s a PDF of your book, laid out exactly the way your book will look, from the first page to the last. It includes the title page, page numbers, book name and your name at the…
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