How to Self-Publish in Excellence within 10-Days for Free via CreateSpace

My new fiverr.com 7/12/14 created cover. T he original cover was created with CreateSpace tools.
My new fiverr.com 7/12/14 created cover. T he original cover was created with CreateSpace tools.

I self-published in 7-Days

On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, I released my third book, “How to Self-Publish in Excellence within 10-Days: A step-by-step guide to self-publishing via CreateSpace.” In only seven days, I uploaded my manuscript file on Monday, Jan. 6, ordered the physical proof copy on Tuesday, Jan. 7, used the digital proof copy to edit the manuscript and add more content, received the paperback proof copy in the mail on Thursday, Jan. 9, made additional corrections and added more content (being the perfectionist I am), uploaded my new file on Saturday, Jan.11, received and approved the new digital proof copy on Sunday, and then posted the “immediately made available for purchase” book link to my CreateSpace eStore on all my social media pages and websites. The only costs for creating and publishing my book, including cover and all, was a nominal fee totaling $39.75 to purchase my ISBN, to print and ship the proof copy, and to order my three personal copies after publishing.

My first edition of "For Such A Time As This," before CreateSpace.
My first edition of "For Such A Time As This," before CreateSpace.

2nd Edition of "For Such A Time As This" via CreateSpace

My amazing first CreateSpace experience

I was introduced to the empowering, free self-publishing tools of CreateSpace in 2010 by Rev. Valerie Love. CreateSpace enabled me to transform the first edition of my second published book, “For Such A Time As This,” from an 8.5” x 11” MS Word created, Staples store bound, calendar mistaken, personally sold to only family and friends manuscript into a polished professionally produced product (5.5” x 8.5”, MS Word created, CreateSpace cover and interior designed and bound) available online to millions of customers in multiple distribution channels. I had total control of the process, was amazed and elated at the results, and it cost me absolutely nothing to create! I knew then that I would publish all my books through this medium and those of my clients, who subsequently followed. With the publishing of “How to Self-Publish in Excellence within 10-Days,” I also founded the imprint Inspired 4 U Publications, as publisher of my book and all the others to come that I’ll have the privilege of birthing in excellence for myself and clients.

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About my self-publishing book

“How to Self-Publish in Excellence within 10-Days: A step-by-step guide to self-publishing via CreateSpace” will teach writers, authors and publishers how to overcome writer’s block and procrastination, efficiently self-publish their books (includes full-color screenshot), and market their product strategically. I also suggest practical support sites, on the resource page at the end, to assist in their successful journey. This reference manual will serve as a great asset for anyone who has a message to convey and desires to present it to the world in a professional, most excellent way, while creating an additional income stream.

Be blessed in your writing endeavors,

Jo Anne Meekins

Inspired 4 U

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Poetic Word Bird 2 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

Well done.! This is just what anybody who is in need of a proven method for economical publishing... Great insight and tips also for published author on enhances their books. Good Job, glad I got my copy!


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

Thank you Word Bird for your kind words and support!

Stay blessed & continue to shine with your prolific poetic words that feed the mind every time.


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Loreva13 2 years ago from El Paso, TX

Awesome job! I had only briefly heard about CreateSpace and did not really give it attention. I totally regard not looking into it then. Thanks for the insight!


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

Thanks and you're welcome! There is a time for everything and now you are more informed about a great resource that gives you total control to publish and market your message.

Be blessed with increased success.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Wow, congrats to you! This is most helpful. Thank you for sharing. I have not heard of CreateSpace and I will check them out.

Up and more and sharing.

God bless you,

Faith Reaper


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

Thanks Sister in Christ! It's an excellent resource that's easy to use.

I'm grateful for the ability to write & teach & share the information. To God be the glory!


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

Great information. From time to time I research similar info but hadn't come across that site until now. Thanks for sharing!

God bless you.


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favored 2 years ago from USA

I love this. You have made it sound like such a good experience compared to the ones I have read. Looking forward to reading more about your book(s) and your articles. Blessings


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Congratulations on self-publishing! It seems like a lot of folks are walking this path now, and it's definitely something I've considered too.


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

You're welcome MotherofNations! It's a wonderful resource.

God bless you too.


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm Favored! It is a great experience that is economical, easy, quick, empowering and liberating!!! I could do commercials for this resource. Their customer support is amazing. Email and submission responses within 24 hours and phone contact within minutes.

I published the last 5 of my 6 books using CreateSpace, helped 5 other authors and started my publishing business with it, publishing my client's book on 9/17/14. I just complete a 3-volume series, Living a Vocal, Valued and Victorious Life, that so defines my purpose and mission. God is good!

I'll probably do a write up on hubpages about my books, but you can also go to the author page on my website for descriptions if you like. http://inspired4uministries.com/author-writer.html...

Blessings to you as well!


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Inspired 4 U 2 years ago from Queens, NY Author

DealForALiving, THANK YOU! Yes, a lot of people are going this route. If you have a book project and you want to get your message or story out, this is a great viable resource to make that happen with minimal time, effort and expense.

Bless yourself and others by acting on your considerations and express yourself globally in the world with their expanded distribution. :-)

Keep me posted.

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