Your Amazon Author Page

An often overlooked, but important part of Indie Publishing on Amazon, is the Author Page. It’s up to you as the author to fill it in, put a photo, a bio, links to Twitter and your blog, and also videos if you wish. It’s free to have one, and it makes sense to take the […]

Self-Publishing on Createspace – Part 6

To learn how to set up your Createspace account, then create a book, please do catch up by reading Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. #7. File Review Once you have received and email from Createspace, saying that your book has been approved, you can now view an online proof […]

Self-Publishing on Createspace – Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of the Self-publishing on Createspace Series. You can catch up by viewing Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. I will dive straight into the next step which is uploading the cover. #5.  Book Cover At this stage, you will either have a PDF of your full cover (ie. […]

Self-Publishing on Createspace – Part 4

This post will cover uploading the interior file of you book to Createspace. For help with setting up your account, and starting a new project, please check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. #4. Interior The first part of the process for the interior looks like the image below. You need to choose […]

Self-Publishing on Createspace – Part 3

Thanks for joining me again for part 3 of my publishing in Createspace series! If you need help setting up your account, please check out Part 1 and Part 2 first. In this post, I will cover the first part of setting up your book title on Createspace. I will take you through the process […]

Formatting for Kindle – Part 3

This post follows on from Formatting for Kindle – Part 2. Part 1 is here. #10. Creating a Clickable Table of Contents Creating a table of contents is easier than ever with the latest version of Microsoft Word. It does have a few steps to it though. They are: Step 1: Highlight a chapter heading, then change […]

Formatting for Kindle – Part 2

This post follows on from Formatting for Kindle – Part 1. It details the next steps in the formatting process using Microsoft Word. #6. Page Breaks If you are formatting the book file from scratch, you want to make sure that there a page breaks inserted between chapters. Please do not use the enter/return button […]

Formatting for Kindle – Part 1

To follow on from the six-part series (part 1 here) I have posted on how to publish your book on Kindle, this post will detail the first steps of how to format your book for uploading to Kindle. The next steps will be posted in the next couple of days. I know there are many […]