Simple Web Know How for Writers
designing your book
Be your own publisher.
The publishing scene is changing fast. For those who have limited means and are willing to learn a few simple skills, createspace, a long distance computer/printer offered through amazon, is a great option.
One of those skills is visualizing your finished book with pages and content just as you want it. For example, some pages, such as a title page or the first page of your text, should be on the right. Often, to achieve this, you have to insert into your file a blank page. See the photo of part of my book Red Hen's Daughters, which I published on createspace.
When you use this tool you are working with a long distance computer and printer that is set up to automatically print what you send. They send you a proof to check in case you get it wrong. You fix it and upload it again, using a PDF (Portable Document Format). I'm just a step ahead of you, looking letters up in wikipedia, and learning how to use the tools necessary to see my books published. And I'm having fun! You will, too.