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#1 thealtruismsociety

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:18 PM

How long do I have to be able to get the single free proof from Createspace? I don't want to do it till my book is done.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:44 PM

How long do I have to be able to get the single free proof from Createspace? I don't want to do it till my book is done.


June 30, 2010

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:20 AM

June 30, 2010

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Hahah my birthday, damn it better speed up the writing a bit.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:50 PM

Ok so doing the Createspace proof, I know I'm being psycho about it but I want to make sure, sure, sure I will be able to sell the book to publisher after getting this free proof.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:58 PM

For the free proof amazon is asking for an interior file, is this the text? They want it in PDF but Storyist doesn't have that option. SHould I print using OSX?o

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

For the free proof amazon is asking for an interior file, is this the text? They want it in PDF but Storyist doesn't have that option. SHould I print using OSX?o

Storyist doesn't need that option since (as you note) OS X has it. Just print from Storyist and choose the PDF option to create a file.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

They want it in PDF but Storyist doesn't have that option.


Sure it does. :)

As with most Cocoa apps:

1) Choose File > Print.

2) Click the PDF button in the print dialog and choose Save as PDF.

Let us know how the Create Space copy look.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

That's worked and I will.

Edit:

Uh oh it was rejected because the PDF was (OF course) 8.5 x 11 and the book size I choose was much smaller, what can I do?

"The interior file appears to be sized for a 8.5 x 11" size book. This is not one of the standard trim sizes. Please reformat the interior for the selected trim size of 6 x 9". Interior files should be formatted to the exact final trim size of your book and submitted as a single PDF file with one text page per PDF page. "

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

That's worked and I will.

Edit:

Uh oh it was rejected because the PDF was (OF course) 8.5 x 11 and the book size I choose was much smaller, what can I do?

"The interior file appears to be sized for a 8.5 x 11" size book. This is not one of the standard trim sizes. Please reformat the interior for the selected trim size of 6 x 9". Interior files should be formatted to the exact final trim size of your book and submitted as a single PDF file with one text page per PDF page. "


You can set the page size in Storyist using File > Page Setup (and creating a custom page size if needed).

You'll probably want to copy your manuscript (see the option+drag post) and adjust the headers and margins before creating the final PDF.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

When I do that it makes the novel 850 pages for a 6x9 book, that doesn't seem quite right ...

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:12 PM

When I do that it makes the novel 850 pages for a 6x9 book, that doesn't seem quite right ...


You probably want to use single spacing and smaller margins.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:14 PM

You probably want to use single spacing and smaller margins.

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Currently inside margin is 1 inch, top .25 right .25 bottom .56, let me try single spacing

BTW - Crash report incoming lol.

That makes it 502 pages, 6x9 is not even a paperback size is it???

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

Ah I got it, I fixed the margins and made it single space, now it's 412 pages.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:08 PM

Interesting report on NPR this morning about self-publishing (and the iPad, but the story actually says next to nothing about the iPad).
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:12 PM

I'll check it out, thanks.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:15 PM

So if you publish a novel on lulu, are you able to on amazon as well???

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 11:38 PM

So if you publish a novel on lulu, are you able to on amazon as well???


Sure: http://www.lulu.com/...id=us_sh_apacks

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