- Internet & the Web
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.