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How to Self-Publish Your Book the CreateSpace Way: A Step-by-Step Guide To Writing, Printing and Selling Your Own Book Using Print On Demand Kindle Edition
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The first half (or more) of the book was essentially boilerplate found in a dozen POD websites. Unfortunately the stuff here is badly written and poorly organized. I probably could've learned the rest of the stuff from reading the CreateSpace website. The last 10% or so dealt with Photoshop conversion for the cover. The 'ScreenScans' are so small in real sized type they cannot be read and they are completely distorted in enlarged type.
Personal opinion: If this is representative of the Amazon-CreateSpace POD, I think I'll seek out one that is far better organized and certainly more helpful.
It was apparent that the authors were promoting their own how-to books, particularly when they pointed out, near the end of this mess, that 90% of the eBook stuff is non-fiction. In truth, kindle (or most other eBook sites) is not the place to 'publish' a book with graphics, tables, or photographs (see my comment above). Hopefully there are better 'self-help' POD books out there. Bypass this one. Better yet, demand your money back!
Overall this book helped me save TIME which is the most important aspect of any "How to..." book.
The first half is about how to write a book; much better presentations can easily be found elsewhere.
Almost all the rest of the information can be gotten for free on the various Createspace websites.
There is no information about using the formatted templates introduced a year ago.
I know how hard it is to write and produce books, so I'm not happy disparaging the effort here,
but the book is simply not worth the money.
Everything is covered - including how to: choose a marketable topic, write and edit the manuscript, lay out and submit the pages, and promote the book. You will learn how to design eye-catching covers and how to insert images and charts into your text. A Photoshop Primer is available for beginners.
You will also learn the ins and outs of Amazon, including tips on how to boost your sales rankings and search positioning. All this at your fingertips - go for it!