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Adventures In Self-Publishing

So it took nearly up to the deadline, but I finally found a title for the book I wrote in NaNoWriMo, and ordered free copies from CreateSpace. These arrived last week:

As I said before I just wanted this as a draft printing, so that's all this is. I've done editing to it on and off over the last few months while thinking of a title, but there's still things that need to be corrected so it's not quite in a release state yet. As I went through CreateSpace's options, though, the service actually seems pretty reasonable, and you can make the print copies available for sale on Amazon and other places with it, so I think I'm just going to go full indie and publish with the service.

Which of course leaves everything in my hands, but that's fine. The draft printing I just went with defaults and used their template cover creator, which made the book a larger size than I wanted with a cover I wasn't pleased with, as well as printed in the Word-default font Calibri. So my next tasks will be finding a good print font, breaking up the text into proper chapters and page breaks, and creating a proper cover. And then from there once I have that all set up I can offer it in print and in eBook form, and take care of the promoting. So it's some more work ahead of me to get it all ready.

Oh and on the topic of eBooks, I pulled down The Pocketatch from the Nook and Kindle stores, because I'll be expanding it further and it's going to be in a final form together with The Wristwatch once that is finished.

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:00:00 -0500