After some sound advice on Dragos Roua‘s Blog about self publishing, I finally managed to go through the process of getting my novel ready to print.
I have to say as this was all new to me that I was a bit confused, wit h book sizes, font sizes and a few other issues. The recommend as 6″ x 9″ book, but I noticed most of my books in my collection were 5.25″ x 8″ so I put that into my word doc settings. You also have to have the right gutter and margin setting, to be fair I didn’t even know what a gutter was, well not that sort of gutter. However, good old Google came to the rescue, so I will add some links that I found helpful.
I am sure many of you will chuckle at my innocence, but then again I am sure that there are those of you that will be in the same boat as I was in this week, sometime in the future. The great thing about the net is that we can all help each other and my philosophy has always been that if I can help someone out, then for sure someone else will return the favour.
The first is from my last post and is the post from Dragos about self publishing on Amazon.
Publishing Yourself Blog also had a few handy tips and links.
Create Space has a very good guide to A Step-By-Step Guide to Formatting Your Book’s Interior
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I am slowly getting over my statitis, which is the disease that you get from over checking your Kindle book sales. I am down to about 3 times a day and today I had a new sale every time that I checked. So I am now up to 23 sales in about the same number of days, although I have not check the last few hours!