Starting out as an indie author: Formatting the interior of your book for print / CreateSpace

For all of you writer-types out there.

I’ve had a few folk ask me about formatting for Createspace. This article says it better than I ever did.

Ruth Nestvold - Indie Adventures

Formatting your self-published book for print on demand (POD) is very different than for ebook publication, another level of difficulty entirely. But as with most things, the first book is the hardest, and after that it gets progressively easier. In this installment of my series, I will be referring exclusively to CreateSpace because that is the only POD publisher I have experience with. I suspect most of the these instructions will be similar for other POD publishers, however.

Preparing you book for POD consists of two main steps: formatting the book’s interior, and making the wrap-around cover. This week, I will only go into interior formatting. Next week (hopefully) I will explain what is involved in creating a wrap-around cover for your physical book using the ebook cover you already have.

Formatting the book’s interior

For hard copy publication, Createspace requires a correctly formatted PDF file. There are different ways…

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2 responses to “Starting out as an indie author: Formatting the interior of your book for print / CreateSpace

  1. Pingback: Starting out as an indie author: Formatting the interior of your book for print / CreateSpace | nativemericangirl's Blog

  2. Thanks for the reblog, Steve! And today I’m going to do the wraparound cover. 🙂

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