Self-publishing CreateSpace POD Paperbacks 1: Introduction to CreateSpace

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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4 Videos (16m)
    • Why Self-publish

      4:24
    • How Print On Demand Works

      3:38
    • Where to Self-publish

      5:00
    • What This Course Covers

      3:10

About This Class

Self-publishing CreateSpace POD Paperbacks 1: Introduction to CreateSpace

Have You Ever Wanted to See Your Novel or Memoirs in Print?

Who hasn't? Well thanks to the Print on Demand (POD) services provided by CreateSpace you can realize your dreams today. In this course, I'll show you how to format your manuscript for print publication on Amazon using Microsoft Word. Together we'll dot every "i" and cross every "t" while inserting an image or two along the way.

Do You Want High Quality Results?

With CreateSpace, you get high quality, publisher grade books for the cost of printing and distribution. High quality covers with heavy bond paper and crisp print will make your words soar and look beautiful on your coffee table. Your friends' coffee tables too.

Do You Want to Publish with No Up Front Costs or Inventory?

Who doesn't? Again, thanks to CreateSpace you can commit future royalties to hiring Amazon and company to print and distribute your book for you. In this course, I'll show you how to publish your manuscript via CreateSpace and Amazon without cost.

This Course Shows It All

From formatting your manuscript for publication using Microsoft Word 2010 through the publication of your book via the CreateSpace web based interface, this course shows it all. Allow me to demonstrate by actually publishing a book for you.

Don't Have a Book Cover? Don't Worry...

In this course I'm going to show you how to use the CreateSpace online Cover Creator to produce a beautiful cover for our sample novel. Just a few clicks to select from the available images and to format the text and you're done. Yes, it really is that simple.

Please Let Me Join You On This Exciting Journey

If you're as yet unpublished in print, it's time to change that. Let me show you how easy it can be.

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Brian Jackson

Author/Publisher/Educator

Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

---Brian