… Amazon owns a company that is determined to make self-publishing easier. That company is called CreateSpace.Using Amazon, you can print your book in paperback form. You can also upload it into Kindle format. Kindle formatting doesn’t mean the reader has to have a Kindle to read it. I read Kindle books on my iPad because I have a Kindle app. But if you want it available in both formats, you have to upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing and Create Spacde. But, and this is a big but, the article says:
In my experience, both formats are relatively easy to use.... Just about as easy as pie.The author of the article, Theodore F. di Stefano, says:
As people ordered books, they were printed. When I wanted a pile of books for a book signing, I would merely order the books at author's prices and the books would be at my doorstep within a matter of a few days…Plus, if he needed assistance, he hit the “call me” link and talked to a technician.
‘Course, once the book is printed (or put into e-form), it’s up to you to market it, although CreateSpace can help you with that as well – I assume for a fee.
It’s a good article to read and might ease your fears about trying to self-publish.
Any of you used CreateSpace? What did you think of it?