The Road to Self-Publishing (eBook Version) – Formatting Your Novel (3)

proofing

We have arrived at step three of the self-publishing process. At this point, you should have a completed, error-free manuscript ready for formatting. I searched the internet for simple DIY tutorials, and I came across two awesome formatting videos by an indie author. One video is specifically for eBooks while the second video is for print-on-demand (POD). I know this series is for eBooks, but I have decided to also have print versions of my book.

What’s Included Today:

  • eBook formatting
  • eBook conversion software
  • POD formatting
  • POD template
  • Professional formatting (Optional)

eBook Formatting

eBook Conversion Software

Jutoh  $39.00

POD Formatting (CreateSpace)

POD Template (Use on CreateSpace when they ask for the book cover)

Bookow: Free Resources

  • POD Template for CreateSpace
  • Barcode Generator

For those who might take the POD route, remember to use images that are at least 300 dpi. I recommend creating your cover using this template generator in either Photoshop or Word. I use Photoshop Elements 7, so you definitely don’t need to break the bank for the latest version of Photoshop.

Professional Formatting

For those of you who don’t want to do a DIY method, there are professional services available that can handle all of the formatting for you. Here are a few that I found:

*All three include POD services*

The Sisters Eternal: Ava Faye – Status Update #1

ARCs are on the Way

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It’s almost time for The Sisters Eternal: Ava Faye to launch! The advanced reader’s copies have been shipped and I couldn’t be more thrilled. :)

I’ll be posting more about my self-publishing process in a couple of days and I will keep you all up-to-date until the release of the book.

-Lysa

[Here is the trailer for the book for those of you who are interested: Link]

Music Appreciation #12: It’s Only the Fairy Tale by Miyamura Yuuko

 

Photo: kratuanoiy

Photo: kratuanoiy

It's Only the Fairy Tale
Lyrics

Who are those little girls in pain
Just trapped in castle on dark side of moon
Twelve of them shining bright in vain
Like flowers that blossom just once in years

They're dancing in the shadow like whispers of love
Just dreaming of a place where they're free as dove
They've never been allowed to love in this cursed cage

It's only the fairy tale they believe

They're dancing in the shadow like whispers of love
Just dreaming of a place where they're free as dove
They've never been allowed to love in this cursed cage

It's only the fairy tale they believe