Category Archives: Author Blog

Day Twenty Eight: I Actually Wrote a Book

After sending an email to CreateSpace at 7:50 pm informing them my book hadn’t arrived as promised… It arrived at 7:58 pm. Normally I would feel like a dork, but It’s my book… my baby (With a gustation period greater … Continue reading

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Day Twenty One – Twenty Four: Corrections and More Corrections

Where to begin? I first heard back from KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and they approved the file, but when I downloaded a copy and tested it on a couple of devices (Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet) it didn’t look … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen: Off to Create Space

Just sent the file off to CreateSpace… Yay! Then uploaded the digital version to Kindle Direct Publishing… Yay! 10 minutes later, found an error in what I sent to CreateSpace… Boo! Okay, so no biggie. I have to get a … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen: Getting Down To Business

This is actually “Part 3” of the CreateSpace thread, but the title was too long and this topic is more about the back office activities I did this week. I often classify days as either a “Two-steps-forward”, or “One-step-back” kind … Continue reading

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Day Seventeen: Submitting to CreateSpace (Part 2)

After catching a couple of minor formatting errors, I decided to slow the whole process down a bit and make sure everything looks perfect. I’m not too satisfied with the formatting of the first line of each chapter. Originally I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day Eleven – Fourteen: Spending Time With Family

Between birthdays and a visit from my little brother (Ryan), this weekend was about family. I could go into a whole speech about work-life balance, but in reality sometimes you just need to walk away from work in order to … Continue reading

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Days Six – Nine: Getting My Social House In Order

This post is doubling down as a blog update and a implementation test. If all goes according to plan, as soon as I hit “Publish”, an update should hit my Facebook page and Twitter feed at the same time. So … Continue reading

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Day Five: Update on Day Four

After spending a couple of hours last night working on the map, I realized there were a couple of issues going on.  First, the image was too faint for the high DPI, which I fixed by bringing up the contrast … Continue reading

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Day Four: Stuff That Takes Forever and Shouldn’t

Have you ever had one of those days where you think something is going to take a couple minutes to complete but in reality takes you hours? That was today.  I wanted to spruce up the map for the interior … Continue reading

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