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283 Views 1 Reply Last post: Jan 22, 2018 12:26 PM by walton RSS
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Jan 22, 2018 11:07 AM

Hello I'm A Newbie

I'm here to publish my first book. I have written for years and now have enough work for a few books so it's time. My first will be a bedtime book of mostly rhymes for children and adults. I have 19 poems for it.


Happy to be here but not sure what I'm doing. I just created my account on the 11th, the book is not done yet and Createspace is telling me I need to give them my tax ID number before I can go any further? I don't have the cover done, final title, or anything yet!


No questions really I don't know enough yet. Brand new to this and it's confusing. I probably need to buckle down and read more.


So hello!

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1. Jan 22, 2018 12:26 PM in response to: capriciouspoet
Re: Hello I'm A Newbie

Take alook at PDF Submission Specifications



There are a gazilion things between coming here and having a finished book.  But you only do them one step at a time.


If you've got 19 poems . . . know that CS has a minimum page count of 24.


Given the spam here, come on over to  selfpublishingforum.  It's free.  Many of us who answer questions here are active there.




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