Distribution Channels on Amazon’s CreateSpace

One of the most attractive features offered by CreateSpace, an Amazon.com company and print publishing platform, is its distribution channels. There are six channels and they are all free. Standard distribution Selecting Amazon.com “makes your book available to millions of customers on Amazon.com.” Activating Amazon Europe enables you to target websites belonging to Amazon in…

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How to Use Amazon’s Createspace

If you’ve written a book in, say, Microsoft Word and have proofread it, properly formatted it, and have a title page, copyright page, introduction, table of contents and distinct chapters, you are essentially ready to roll for Createspace. Although a variety of trim sizes (i.e., book sizes) are available, I recommend selecting the 6” x…

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Interactive, Touch Reading

One of the great advantages to publishing digital media, in this case books, is the reading experience.  Unlike traditional, print books, readers are presented with a dynamic platform that can be controlled. A “click” can take us, for example, from chapter one to forty-seven in an instant whereas in traditional books, we’d have to turn…

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Electronic Publishing in the Digital Age

When I first started writing, I pursued traditional methodologies for getting published.  Grosso modo, these are:  Write a quality book that is between eighty and one hundred thousand words long to satisfy market requirements, edit it, have friends read it, religiously go through Writer’s Market looking for select publishers, write a query letter and wait…

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