We, as authors, decided to look for a good place to publish our books. We inquired about several places offering, on the Internet, to publish your manuscript but when we really looked into it, they all wanted anywhere from $2,000 to$5,000. Hell, I could or would, publish anyone's manuscript for $5,000 a pop too.
We finally decided to check out Createspace and have never regretted that choice. We discovered you can pay $39.00 (far cry from $5,000) but you are not required to do that. If you pay the $39.00 though you do get to buy your own books much cheaper and your book gets picked up by many distributors,which can help tremendously in sales.
We found Createspace very easy to use, my wife loves the OpenOffice program for writing her booksbecause it is as easy to use as Word and very easy to set up the correct dimensions and to convert to a PDF file for submission to Createspace. She used InDesign before,but it is quite difficult to use and has no spell or grammar checks built into it. If you are new to creating manuscripts, OpenOffice is probably the best program to use. OpenOffice also makes it easier to submit your books to Kindle edition too.
Createspace is very self-explanatory and it is quite easy to use your own photos for your book creation too. Createspace is designing and making it easier all the time for indie authors to create their own books.
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