Day Sixteen: Submitting to CreateSpace (Part 1)

After working on the print file for a week now, it’s ready for submission to CreateSpace. Based on the advice by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch in their very helpful book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book, I decided to do the layout in Adobe InDesign. I’ve worked on Adobe products for most of my adult life so I figure the switch to InDesign wouldn’t be that big of a challenge. Unfortunately, like most things in this journey, I grossly underestimated the time required. The learning curve for Adobe InDesign was very steep. After several attempts to get the document just right, I realize that I set it up incorrectly for a book with the dimensions of 5.5″ x 8.5″. But eventually after many YouTube videos and web searches I figured out the right way to do the overall process and layout. The next step will be to figure out exactly some of the styles I want to incorporate and then submit the document. So here goes nothing…

Update 09/16/2015: I didn’t send it out. See following posts.

About Anthony A. Kerr

Anthony A. Kerr has always been a storyteller. Whether it was acting out elaborate plots with Star Wars figures when he was little, writing really, really, bad movies in high school, or creating weekly comic strips at work. Stories are always swirling around in his head, yelling at him to put them down on paper. Anthony grew up in Wooster, OH and currently lives in Denver, CO with his wife and three children.
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