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For a new author, writing a book and self-publishing it from start to finish can be a very long and difficult process. I have finally completed the cover to satisfaction after the hundredth time. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but probably not by much. I should have taken a screen shot of my desktop and all the .png’s, .jpg’s and .pdf’s I saved, then deleted after realizing I’d have to use a cover creator from KDP (Amazon) anyway. Even after using the creator, I noticed the image was stretched out, and worked on that for another few hours yesterday.
Aside from the cover, the formatting was the most difficult, especially when having to format for both Kindle and paperback, individually. It seems once you upload it after reviewing it again, and again, making all necessary changes, it still doesn’t seem to upload in the chosen format. Well, this seems to only be so for Kindle E-Book, not paperback.
Without getting into all the technicalities and boring you, I’ll just say I’m not crazy about using Kindle Create for the document upload, and would much rather use my own .doc or .docx – which for paperback, works like a charm. However, Kindle Create is the way I’ve gone, because using the Word document is actually more difficult for Kindle E-book version.
There are still one or two quirks I’d like to work out but, both paperback and Kindle versions are almost ready. At this point, I’m planning on both versions being available for purchase by mid to late next week. (I’ll provide a link when available.) The quirks I’d like to work out are in Kindle version. Although it’s extremely imperative that both versions are absolutely perfect to how I want them to look, I might have to accept that I don’t have absolute control over everything when it comes to the complete layout and format, with Kindle.
Next, I will be working on setting up the Audio Book version.
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