A Pre-Publishing Paperback Check List

writing1111Last week we were talking about Createspace, and publishing your paperback through Createspace. I thought it might be helpful if I put together a check list of things to consider before you start the process of publishing your paperback.

This list might seem obvious, but a little planning can go a long way to getting best result for your book. I’m not talking about the actual writing of it – you’ve probably got that under control.

The publishing check list

Open and set up an account with CreateSpace

What size do you want your book to be?

Have you purchased your own ISBN? If you haven’t, don’t worry. CreateSpace will assign an ISBN to your book.

Has your manuscript been formatted for Createspace?

Now take a few minutes to think about what you’re going to need on hand to complete the publication of your book. You will more than likely want to work all of this out before you even start.

Title of the book

Author name

Series title, if applicable.

Publication date

Description: How are you going to describe your book to prospective readers?

Author biography: What are you going to tell readers about yourself?

Category: Which category are you going to assign your book? Is it inspirational? Is it a romance? What is it?

Keywords: 5 terms that you can input that will help people find your book—for example “western.”

Price: How much is your book going to be to purchase?

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