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First Copies

Postby wondo » Wed May 01, 2013 5:35 pm

I just received the proof copies of four of my novels from CreateSpace. There is no more humbling feeling than pulling books from a box that you wrote, designed the cover and the insides. I just opened one of the books and said to myself, "Self, you did this."
The covers look good, which surprised me. Now to get them into active markets.
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Re: First Copies

Postby Oldtimer » Wed May 01, 2013 7:04 pm

I know how you feel, wondo, shy but proud at the same time. Congratulations on reaching this stage. I hope your novels provide you with a steady flow of income. :D
Read samples of my Martian series (by Dorothy Piper) and two romances (by Joni Havel) on Smashwords.
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Re: First Copies

Postby gesler0811 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Did you use their templates, or create your own? I am referring to both the template for the cover as well as for the inside formatting? I'm just curious to find out how it turns out for people who try it themselves? I was going to use a custom designed cover but follow one of their templates for the inside formatting, but have not submitted any of it yet.




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Re: First Copies

Postby wondo » Fri May 10, 2013 7:40 pm

I did use the template for both the cover and the manuscript. I modified both a bit to suit my own needs. I used Primo PDF to produce the required PDF for the cover. I currently am employing the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) for the covers. Primo PDF is a free program that you can use to produce PDF documents from a variety of file types. It is easy to use. Hope this helps you.
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