CreateSpace’s New Distribution Options: Pros and Cons

Recently, CreateSpace added several new free distribution options to their distribution channels. This includes distribution to bookstores like Barnes & Noble and your local bookshop, academic institutions and libraries, and to CreateSpace Direct. These options, once available only to authors who were able to afford them, are now available to self-published authors with all sorts of…

Guest Post: 5 Reputable Print-on-Demand Services

Jane Smith contact me about doing a guest post on POD companies a few days ago and since it fit in with our Writing as a Business series, I agreed. 5 Reputable Print-on-Demand Services First, some deep background: in the 1450s, Johannes Gutenberg printed the first movable-type Bible, kicking off a technological and cultural explosion…

How to Use Cover Creator on CreateSpace

NOTE: As per information from the CS team, if you use Cover Creator to make your cover you can only use the cover to publish with them because the file was created by their creator.   By popular request, I’m doing a post on how to use the cover creator on Create Space. To get…

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards

You may have heard people discussing this in the last few weeks. But, what is it? The amazon Breakthrough Novel awards is a contest held by – you guessed it – Amazon, Create Space and Penguin Group (yes, the book publishing house). So how does it work? Entrants submit their manuscripts – formatted to the…