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I am Published Author

Posted by vcreativeart16 Jan 30, 2018

Hi, just released my latest book on Amazon: Racism Bomb in America

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Pages in Your Book

Posted by jpb3 Jan 16, 2018

Hey everyone,

 

I just wanted to post something quick about how you publish you pages. I just published my book "Goal Setting: Your Weekly Workbook" and I had to make sure certain pages were on the left side of the open book while others were on the right side. The pages I'm talking about are for people to actually fill out themselves.

 

I wrote the book on a Word Document. Word does not have the same "view" as Createspace when it comes to where your pages are on the physical book. Be sure to use Createspace's view as your final revision rather than Word (if you're using Word). Createspace shows you exactly how the book will look while Word simply moves their pages shown on the "Side to Side" portion from the right page to the left.

 

I made the mistake in thinking the pages were being flipped in the "Side to Side" mode rather than just transitioned from right to left. This was a beginner mistake, but thank goodness I got to see it when I ordered my proof!

 

Good luck to you all! Especially the beginners like me learning a lot as we go.

 

JPB3

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I put a lot of creativity and passion into this. Check it out and let me know what you think. “My World in Words” by Joseph Albrecht is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and the CreateSpace E Store! I enjoyed this project and hope you do also. Thanks.

 

Joseph Albrecht, NDTR

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Hi Create Space Authors and Publishers,

 

 

          It's so fascinating meeting and greetign with you all. 

 

I'm happy to say that my book " Stranger: A Stroy To Tell" will be out in next couple of days if not sooner!

 

Don't forget to check it out!! ^^^^^^^ add me on social for updates about my upcoming books

 

in: kiraeslick

sc: itsmebish2019

FB: kiraeslick

 

THANK YOU!

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I wanted to share my experience with Createspace and the timeline for working with the site. Overall, it's been an amazing thing to watch my MS Word File come to life as a real-life book in my hands. So mind-blowing!

 

 

Dec 2016       Manuscript complete

 

1/20/17          Created Createspace Account

 

1/20/17          Received call from Createspace for help on their publishing packages. Considered them over the weekend, but decided to do this on                     my own, since I had a strict timeline. I was invited to speak at a Christian Women's Conference on Feb 18... they said that a 4 week                     turnaround would be really tight.

 

1/22/17          Worked on my own Cover using Canva (free and absolutely amazing!)

                     Uploaded Cover to Cover maker (couldn't figure out how to make the back cover, so uploaded just the front & used CS Cover Maker                     for back).

                    Worked 20+ hours over the weekend to format interior of book - uploaded interior

                    Submitted book for approval in the late afternoon

                    Applied for LCCN # through Library of Congress - free

 

1/23/17         Technical Specs approval received at 10:00 am

                   Ordered First Proof via regular shipping (US) - expected 1/31/17

 

1/27/17         Jumped for JOY!!! Received Proof and held it in my hand while I jumped around in my kitchen!

 

2/1/17          Took forever to figure out why the gremlins had attacked the interior formatting of my book - when you fix one little thing, have to fix                    everything + re-do the Table of Contents!!! Re-submitted changes for approval at 7:00 pm

 

2/2/17          Obsessively checked e-mail until approval received at 12:31 pm - Drove my husband nuts.

2/2/17          [15min later] ordered SECOND Proof since I changed margins, gutter, format. Asked for RUSH Shipping!


2/6/17         Proof came on a Monday - made changes (minor & annoying ones) & submitted for approval review at 9:00pm

 

2/7/17         Thought I was compulsive before... checked website, e-mail & refreshed every 20 min.  Approval received 2:45pm

                  3:15pm - double & triple checked PDF proof (too late to order a copy now)

                  4:30pm - published to Kindle (without realizing I needed to format it differently! Whoops!)

                  9:00 pm - Received e-mail that it was approved from Kindle

 

2/8/17        Book was on Amazon... no kidding!!! Giddy with disbelief! Told everyone I knew!


2/8/17        Ordered my first set of 50 copies for the Women's Conference with RUSH delivery


2/13/17      Still waiting for my books to show up - expected date is Feb 14, but checked delivery status & shows they should be delivered today!

 

Thoughts: Steep learning curve & countless hours at the computer, making my eyes go beary. Now I know why CS does this for you. Advice: Pay them the $400 to do your interior! Wow!!! What a pain in the rear! Never realized what went into that. The headers were enough to make anyone scream. Glad I did all though because:

1. I am cheap & have a minimum budget

2. You learn how to do this on your own so you can do it again for the next book (of course there's another one... too addictive)

3. You can share ups/downs with others.

 

Hope you found this helpful, especially on how quickly CS turns things around. 24 hour approval is quite amazing, since my friend who published traditionally said it can take weeks.


Mona

 

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From Isa to Christ - A Muslim Woman's Search for the Hand of God

https://www.amazon.com/Isa-Christ-Muslim-Womans-Search/dp/0998637807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486563040&sr=8-1&keywords=from+isa+to+christ

 


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In questo libro sono state raccolte alcune nozioni fondamentali sulla sicurezza elettrica ed in particolare sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti nei sistemi elettrici industriali.

Lo scopo principale di tale realizzazione è di esporre, discutere e comprendere, nonché di risolvere i problemi concernenti la pericolosità dei contatti indiretti ed anche, in minima parte, dei contatti diretti. Il seguente libro cerca di ricoprire un campo piuttosto vasto riguardante i pericoli derivanti dalle differenti applicazioni dell'elettricità, per cui si trattano argomenti che vanno dalla moderna classificazione dei sistemi in bassa tensione (TT, TN, IT) e dal problema del coordinamento dei sistemi di protezioni con gli impianti di messa a terra dei sistemi suddetti, ai problemi sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti in media ed alta tensione, ma anche alle protezioni contro i rischi elettrici che possono essere insiti in ambienti come locali da bagno, piscine ed ospedali.

 

Ing. Antimo Audino


https://tsw.createspace.com/title/5107578

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This is about the book I wrote, love to hear comments.

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Players With & Without Swag

Posted by Babygv Sep 2, 2016

This is about the book I wrote, love to hear comments.

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My User Name

Posted by howaboutpinhead Aug 28, 2016

Sooner or later everyone finds themselves in the position where they need to create a user name. We struggle to devise cute, little short handles that have some meaning for us while at the same time providing some insight into our creative genius. I am often asked how I came to my rather unique user name. Although an author of such distinctive gems as "The Other Side of the Kneeler" and "Tempest's Arc", I often flounder when it comes to being put on the spot and forced to display an elevated sense of originality. That's when I ask my wife for help. So in this case I asked my spouse, "Hey honey, what do you think would be a good user name for my createspace account." With little thought or deliberation, the woman who knows me best replied, "how about pinhead?" The rest as they say is history.      

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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of very well researched reports about the correlation between intelligence and the use of social media and dating websites and apps. We can't deny the pattern shown to us by psychologists and analysts, as they carefully assess and evaluate behaviour in order to draw a representative picture.

Researchers don't guess about situations, they consider socio-cultural facts and evaluate their findings carefully before going public with them (it is about their reputation and credibility). Based on an article I read a couple of weeks ago and interesting conversations in a roundtable, many people agreed with the statement in this article that appeared on the Independent newswebsite.

It's not the tech, it's me

Many people are in denial about the negative effect of technology on their lives due to the way they use it. This is an issue beyond education, it is an issue concerning personality, attitude and personal values. According to Mail Online:

social media, in particular Facebook, is responsible for one in seven divorces.

Where do you stand?

Technology meant to make life easier, facilitate communication, enable people to collaborate with each other regardless of geographic borders and to help us form more meaningful communities.

Technology, mobile, apps and social media included, is the best thing made available to people. It all depends how we use them, our intent and purpose! However, far too often some (some) people blame the technology when something goes wrong. As a result, there is a link (often a hidden link) between the character and personality of individuals and how they use the technology.

One may argue with all the above research studies and some may call it hedonism. Whatever that is, it is harming our cultural values and our societies. Maybe if we try to keep our traditional cultural and human values such as dignity, honesty, transparency and respect; we will be able to build more successful businesses and enjoy life better?!

The moment people become objects, machines will replace and control them! You can see someone's true personality through their attitude and behaviour, no matter how great they are in faking their attitude. Don't lead through words, lead as an example and leave legacy.

Do you see the hidden link?

What do you think about this article? Please share your thughts and comments either here on Create Space or tweet me @eksays. I love to learn what you think.

First published on LinkedIn.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naAt_s6NlfM

 

As I finished up my sophomore novel, Black Water Tales: The Unwanted, I decided that I should take my marketing plan up a notch by creating a book trailer. Great idea, right? Yes, until I began my research by Googling “book trailers”. Talk about disappointment. Most book trailers (the ones not promoting big-budget authors like Stephen King and J.K. Rowling) were packed with stagnant images rolling languidly across the screen, music that failed to capture the sentiment of the story and bad font, but ALL of this was not even the worst part. When I began researching the companies responsible for these projects and their prices, I nearly fell out of my seat. To get little more than a glorified PowerPoint, prices started no less than $500 (and that was on the low side). For trailers, still simple, but with a more cinematic feel, I was looking at thousands, some of them up to $10K, which is ridiculous and completely out of touch with reality when targeting the indie or small press author.

 

              But lucky for us, there’s a work around. Because I also have some background in acting, I figured that I could produce my own book trailer and so can you.

 

            Here are some tips for producing your own cinematic book trailer on a budget.

 

1.      Keep It Simple: A budget-friendly book trailer is simply NOT the place for moon walks, explosions and high-speed car chases, but uncomplicated does not necessarily equate to unimaginative or valueless. Simple equates to budget friendly. You will have to get creative, but creative is your specialty, right? If you have an action book, you may not be able to shoot the woman parachuting out of the plane, but you can film the assassin on top of the building about to take out his highly sought after target. No matter what genre you write or what your book is about, you can easily create a scene or theme to shoot that captures the essence of your work.

 

2.      Find the local film community: It will be a little more difficult if you live in Preston, Idaho, but even in smaller areas, you can find people. There is always a film community, it may not be the exact same kind or size that it is in Hollywood, but that is not important. Look into local film industry meetups or contact acting schools or community theaters, who many times have a database of actors and crew and would be happy to send out your crew call and casting call for free.

 

a.       Most times you have to pay your crew, but not necessarily. Everyone is always looking to gain experience. Shooting a horror trailer, you may meet a video editor who has all of her own equipment and is willing to work for little to nothing because she’s been wanting to add some horror to her portfolio.

 

b.      Actors are more willing to work for credit and footage. In no way am I encouraging taking advantage of actors; if you have the money, pay them, but if you are on a super tight budget and you will not be making any profit from the book trailer, your actors will likely be willing to participate in exchange for the professional footage for their demo reels.

 

c.       Be up front about your budget (or lack thereof). Let people know that you are paying for everything out of pocket and/or that you are on a shoestring budget. Trust me, if anyone understands money woes, your local film community does and may have mercy on your wallet.

 

3.      Get organized

 

a.       Shooting a film, even a super short that will ultimately be made into a book trailer is no small amount of work. By the time you hire cast and crew, you should have an outline of how you want the trailer to look, a script, a budget, etc. The most important role will be your cinematographer, hire that person first, then other crew if you need them and last, the actors.

 

4.      Trust Yourself

 

a.       No one knows your book or understand your vision better than you. So what, if you have never directed a book trailer before, ultimately all that you are doing is bringing your work to life and no one will work harder to extract moving, vibrant life from your work.

 

            By no stretch of the imagination am I saying that my book trailer is the best one out there, but what is key is that it is an authentic reflection of my work and within my financial plan. For a professional cinematographer, actors, editing, the little stock footage (images, sound, etc.) that I did use, I spent approximately the same amount that I would have paid a company for one of those slow moving PowerPoints. By producing my own trailer, I got a product that I am proud to put my name on and I could not ask for much more.

 

Jean Nicole Rivers

 

www.jeannicolerivers.com

www.facebook.com/JNicoleRivers

@jeannicole19

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5832487.Jean_Nicole_Rivers

https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Stylus-182082092179935/

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Write your Story

Posted by Debera Feb 17, 2016

My first blog. Im not sure how to use this or what its for, but im going to learn now. Thanks for reading. Deb

I am writing about my life and its triumphs and tragedies.

I hope to make the reading, not only unique and interesting but also inspiring.

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THREE LITTLE MONSTERS

 

 

Check out the updates that we have made on our website.  We have had a lot of fun setting it up and value feedback from anyone who visits the little monsters.

 

You will find links to FREE gaming sites for children of all ages to have fun and a Wordsearch to complete online or print for anyone else to have fun with too.  We will be updating the Wordsearch each week to keep children entertained.

 

Also, through the year we will be running competitions to win t-shirts, cups, hats and various other items pertaining to the Three Little Monsters, so keep checking in to see whats coming up...

 

Three Little Monsters in Gruesome Gets A Toothache is now available from www.amazon.co.uk / www.amazon.com and www.createspace.com along with our first book Three Little Monsters & The Ghost of Wisdom Woods.

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1. It doesn’t get any easier.

There a ton of people who have always wanted to write a book, but never do, there are probably even more people who want to be writers, but write their first book and then stop. The second book is even harder to birth than the first. You don’t have any more time than you did before, you likely have less because you are still marketing your first book and handling all of your other life tasks. Now, more than before you have to recommit yourself to the goal and to the process. You have to want it more. It seems like it’s all of the same work, but only half of the excitement. Your relationship with your writing is like a marriage, it’s not always fun or exciting, but you do it because of the love and the commitment.

2. Go completely digital.

My process used to include me typing my book, using my computer, but I would then print out my manuscript and edit manually. There was just something about feeling the paper in my hands and writing with my little red pen. After I completed my edits, I would then go into my digital manuscript with my physical copy, page by page and make all of the edits, updates and corrections. If you are doing this, stop! Now, I do everything digitally, I type my manuscript up on my computer and I use my computer to read my manuscript, making my edits, updates and corrections in real time. Go digital and stay digital during the entire process. Your time is valuable, use it wisely.

3. Edit, edit and edit again.

This is a golden rule that does not change no matter how many books you write. There is nothing worse than picking up a book and finding that something is spelled incorrectly on the very first page. Edit until your eyes are burning and your fingers are bleeding.

Writing is one thing, we love writing, that is why we do it, but writing a novel is another and the process can get mechanical and can quickly become more of a chore than a joy unless you learn ways to keep the process fresh and free-flowing.

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POEM NUMBER THREE,  To Emily  This burst is enough just as life isn't. But I digress like the crab to meet you In that time beyond boundaries where all Are immortal but not equal to the Task sublime, nor patient to please Unborn poets and writers and readers of skill.

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