And that answers that question about my paperback covers at CreateSpace

Got this just a short while ago: Congratulations! Your interior and cover files for xxxxxxxxxxxxx, #xxxxxxxx meet our technical requirements for printing. The next step in the publishing process is to proof your book: FOLLOW THIS LINK TO GET STARTED: Which I assume means the embedded fonts in the paperback cover are A-okay.  There wasContinue reading “And that answers that question about my paperback covers at CreateSpace”

New text justification bug in GIMP is bugging me

I think I’ve found a bug in GIMP’s text justification feature. I thought about reporting the bug, but I do not have an account and don’t want an account and don’t have a spare email address where I’d enjoy getting spammed even if I did. The create a new account page warns of that possibilityContinue reading “New text justification bug in GIMP is bugging me”

I am not going to finish those paperbacks today

Dang it. I’m not going to finish those paperbacks today. I got caught up with tweaking the look of the interior and spent too much time on the cover of one of them today (perfectionism is a trap), and here it is just about bedtime for me (oh, my tired eyes!) and I’ve submitted theContinue reading “I am not going to finish those paperbacks today”

I’m going to finish those paperbacks today

I’m going to finish those paperbacks today. All of them. I’m not going to batch process them the way I’d planned either. I’m just going to start one and work it all the way to the end. Format the book, then make the wraparound cover. Since I’m not worrying about creating the perfect paperback styleContinue reading “I’m going to finish those paperbacks today”

CreateSpace cover template generator at Bookow

I meant to publish this a few days ago when I was in the midst of working on my paperbacks. I tested the Bookow CreateSpace cover template generator and I really like it. The templates are similar to the CreateSpace templates, but they’re an exact fit for CreateSpace book covers. CreateSpace itself doesn’t generate templatesContinue reading “CreateSpace cover template generator at Bookow”

Procrastination as a productivity booster

So I posted about wanting to write every day and the very next day I finally start those paperbacks I’ve been putting off for half a year. Funny how procrastinating on one thing can lead to a boost in productivity on another. My guilt over not writing pushed me to work hard on the formattingContinue reading “Procrastination as a productivity booster”

Changing a book cover on a paperback: New edition or not?

This post has been updated with an addendum. Turns out I was wrong. I understand that technically I do not have to create a new edition of a paperback at CreateSpace just for a book cover change. But I’ve been mulling over my options and I’ve decided I should. Here’s why: Resales. If the bookContinue reading “Changing a book cover on a paperback: New edition or not?”