Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Createspace Report Card: Part 3

Cover Design Createspace can develop just about any kind of cover you want, but you will pay accordingly.  The package I signed up for included cover design, but that was only a graphic-type of cover, no drawings or photos.  I … Continue reading

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The Blizzard Now on Nook

Well, The Blizzard is finally available on Nook.  Everything I read on the Internet about the delays with Barnes & Noble’s Nook was confirmed.  I uploaded it back in April or May — several weeks before it came out on … Continue reading

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Createspace Report Card: Part 2

In Part 1, I mentioned about Createspace setting up an account for the author, but one thing I omitted is the fact you will need to have a title, at least a working title, for your book. You can always … Continue reading

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10 Point Press Release Checklist

As mentioned in a previous post, unless you are a best-selling author whose publishing company has budgeted a healthy promotional budget for your latest book, you are going to be doing most of the promotion and publicity work on your … Continue reading

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Createspace Report Card: Part 1

In a previous post, I told how I came to my decision to self-publish.  After having my manuscript professionally edited by one self-publisher, I learned of and moved to Createspace for everything else.  For the most part, I was very … Continue reading

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Copyright and ISBN

The U.S. Constitution grants the government the power to grant copyrights.  A copyright provides certain legal rights to a creative work, in our case, a book.   The copyright will last for seventy years after your death.  You can get more … Continue reading

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The decision to self-publish

If you read my Bio on the website, you already know I went through almost a year of researching agents and then sending them my manuscript.  This was preceded by many months of reading books and websites about how to … Continue reading

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