Createspace – Paperback submission done!

In the insanity I label as brilliance, I realized that I needed to go ahead and work on getting my paperback version of Deceived uploaded to Createspace so that I could spend some time working on the formatting and perhaps even review a physical copy before my Aug 31st release date.

Although the createspace website is uber helpful and walks you through every step of the process, I am a hater of Microsoft Word (namely because of my own ineptness), and spent a lot of time yesterday reloading various files to get this page tweaked or that page tweaked.

The cool thing is that by Tuesday this week I’ll have 2 copies of the book in my hand! One of course to check every page for formatting errors that yours truly made, and the other for my momma, who would beat me if I didn’t give her a first edition – mistakes and all.

With that item checked off my list for now, I’m onto trying to discern which book bloggers to contact to see if I could guest blog, share a copy of my book and get a possible review. I found about 40 that I liked the other day that were taking submissions, and I’ve used excel (YAY CPA Stuff!!) to create a tracking log, focusing on the blogger sites that have the most hits, followers and who love the genre I’m writing in.

 

For all my new writer friends out there – what did you do to promote your book and how did it work out for you?

 

Hope your Sunday is fantastical and restful!

L.

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7 thoughts on “Createspace – Paperback submission done!

  1. Paid advertising has always garnered the best results. BookBub, Pixel of Ink, Ereader News Today, I also recommend doing a Goodreads giveaway (or two). Look for local events to perhaps sell paperbacks by hand as well. I belong to a local group that organizes library events and such. Anything to get your name and book out there. Congrats! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for that. I’ve been looking into a virtual book tour and trying to work my way into a large convention in Austin later this year. I swear I spent forever on goodreads trying to figure out how to get an author page without having an already published book. I have an e-mail into them. Thanks for the comment and the information!! 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I just figured out how to upload the book to goodreads seeing that it’s not releasing until Friday. Going to work on getting the Author page set up and then onto a contest for a few free copies.

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