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Hey guys. I need help formatting my cover.

The instruction reads, "The spine width is based on the number of pages in your book."


I used Vellum to generate the PDF interior and there are 70 pages. Does this mean my book has 70 pages? Or should I count page 1 and page 2 as "One Page" when calculating the spine since page 1 and 2 is technically on a one sheet of paper? Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by Dave56 Jul 7, 2018

Are all pictures done on a separate page from the actual text and then uploaded with the text when ready to submit for publishing?



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Where can I find help in making sure my book has been formatted and in uploading pictures to my book for publishing?  Very confused

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On my account and anyone I work with, the permanent message for all browsers is that I have to load flash.  Well, guess, what?  All my browsers have flash loaded yet I get this message on all browsers and all the computers I have access to.  This behavior is abyssmal and insulting.  Is there any browser this works on?  I want to see a proof of my cover, but createspace is permanently blocking this ability.  Does anybody know of a work around.  I have tried installing flash on browsers but it refuses to install stating that its installation is not allowed.  Createspace still pretends I don't have flash installed on the browsers it is installed on (Chrome).  Why is Createspace deliberately blocking me from viewing my cover in any possible way?

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Where to indicate "6th Edition"?

Posted by Waiki May 11, 2018

For the sixth edition of my textbook I am moving over to Createspace from a different custom publisher.  Should I add "6th Edition" to the title, put it in as a subtitle, or as a Volume number?  Thanks.

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Hello. This is John Thornton

Posted by GOD1980 May 4, 2018

whats happening, guys? I need help. I need readers!
Please check out my autobiographywith the silly *** add campaighn on It is just an exampleof of why
I need help. When people look at it they dont get it, and they and I am mikssing out.
Iwas hit by a train when I was a failing pothead  junior in highschool and now im a stud.

God is My Hero by John Oliver Winston Thornton is a very good book that needs to be 9 dollars a copy and a dollar on kdp.
I think I can get that right. But I suffer from amnisia. Please yall. H
elp me by helping you because you will have read the best book a guy with amnisia has ever written!lol

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I tried to upload the description and bio of my book Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, CPAP Machine many tims and I got this error code. only print printable words. I even tried creating a new book and I got the same results. I tried and tried and called several times to customer service and spoke to several people but nobody could help me until the last call. I was very frustrated and I couldn't believe this but the guy that I was talking to finally said something I could relate too. I always copy and past from my book onto the Create Space Template I have done this many times for several different books.  He said it was the formatting.

I went back to my document and cleared the formatting and then copy and pasted onto the template and it worked. Yes.

Linda Meckler, author

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I've finished formatting my manuscript and although I have Createspace's 6x9 format I can't get the Table of Contents to line up properly.

Is there anyone out there that provides this service and is familiar with Createspace?

Thanks JArae111

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Hi everyone,


I have just made my presentation and already have a question that seems to not be answered. What are the best fonts for Self-help book (science, esoterism). I have seen here and there the popular fonts like Minion Pro or Garamond but I think they are good for novels, science-fiction book and son on and so forth. It doesn't look serious enough on a self-help book, right ?


So here I come to you CreateSpace community Do you have any idea what fonts are "standards" for this kind of books ? I wrote mine with Time New Romans font (11.5) but I wonder if I can find a better one.


Thank you so much for your time!!




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Posted by PlusSizeDiva Jan 25, 2018


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Hello, I'm preparing to put my first video up on Amazon/CreateSpace.  It is a 2 hour instructional video.


Will it be possible to format this streaming video with a menu which would take the viewer directly to a particular chapter/section of the video?




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Posted by jubileeme Dec 11, 2017

Peace, Does anyone know how to turn off the template guidelines in Word? I'm not using a design program just Word  and PDF to formate my book and cover. Thanks for any help available.

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I'm a first time createspace user but I think I'm doing things right...  I formatted my 320 page 7"x9.5" document to have a .33" margin and .66" gutter - no bleed at all - then I used Sejda to convert size to 6x9 (because I couldn't get Acrobat to do it!).  When I open the newly created PDF in Acrobat it's properties show as a 6"x9" and it looks fine.  After uploading to CreateSpace the reviewer says the file is 7.0694447x9.94... and that I need to scale it.  Why does reviewer think the file is this size and how can I fix my file so that it works when uploaded?  If I try to scale the file then random pages go blank and other funky things happen like random missing text!  What am I doing wrong?  Thanks for any advice!

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When I submitted my PDF interior file for "My Cousin, Ethel Weed, A Biography and Sourcebook" for review, it came back with formatting issues on way too many pages. To resolve these issues, I switched my trim size from 7x10 to 8x10, and things were looking pretty good. When I tried resubmitting for review, I discovered to my chagrin that I exceed the 8x10 page limit of 440 pages. So I'd like to create two new projects using the same title, but as a 2-volume work, Volume I and II. Then delete the old project. What new problems would I create for myself? Look forward to your advice!

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Interior Reviewer hanging

Posted by bluuman Oct 22, 2017

I am trying to review a 300 page PDF using CreateSpace Interior Reviewer and it just hangs at about 85% with 'Loading' displayed.

I have tried many times over the last couple of days to no effect, the same point being reached.


My PDF is clean with no errors.

I have the latest FireFox and fast broadband.


Anybody else with this issue?



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