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Archive for the ‘CreateSpace’ Category

  • Why You Should Care About Ebook vs Print Formatting

    Why You Should Care About Ebook vs Print Formatting

    I get asked this question a lot: “Can I use my CreateSpace PDF for the ebook version?” The simple answer is ‘no’. Well, you could, but I doubt you’d be very happy with the finished results — and more importantly, neither would your readers. Frankly, a PDF is the last format you should use to create an ebook from as it does so many things that you just don’t want an ebook to do...

  • The “new” self-publishing

    The “new” self-publishing

    Mercy Pilkington and Goodereader interview two spotlight authors who opted to self-publish via CreateSpace, both from vastly different ends of the genre spectrum but both alike in that they did not actively seek the traditional industry for an agent or a publisher. Steven Konkoly and M. Louisa Locke, both authors who self-published in their respective genres, took note of where the industry was headed and made the informed decision to go it mostly alone....

  • Female readers drive 59% increase in self-published titles

    Female readers drive 59% increase in self-published titles

    According to Bowker, 71% of self-published books in the past 12 months were bought by women, with romance titles the most popular category, followed by literary fiction. More than 80% of last year's self-published ISBNs came through just eight self-publishing houses. Amazon's CreateSpace had the biggest year-on-year increase, followed by Smashwords, Lulu and, in fourth place, the Random House imprint Author Solutions. These figures refer to self-published books with an ISBN, so are likely to be an under-estimate of the overall DIY market...