In this episode I take you through a process I have recently worked out to almost be able to create a CreateSpace paperback-ready word document from Scrivener using it’s compile settings. If it wasn’t almost then I would be creating a PDF directly from Scrivener and not using Word at all. However at least on the Windows version of Scrivener (which has less features than the Mac version) it doesn’t seem possible to create the file directly from Scrivener. That said I quite like the fact that I have a final document which I can compile and amend as I need.
Episode 30 A topic that I haven’t covered in detail is pricing your book. In general there is no right answer to the question, “What should I price my book at?” Setting an eBook Price There are several rules that are fairly hard and fast, created by Amazon’s pricing structures. For eBooks, you want to […]
Episode 23 I’ve been putting off talking about ISBNs and whether you should use them, mainly because I have not yet made my own mind up. In this episode I try to state the reasons for using them or not. I personally would advise using them for Paperback books, but not necessarily for eBooks. What […]
Episode 22 In this episode I interview Andy Bromley a marketing manager at Ingram Spark. I’ve always been intrigued with Ingram Spark, who have a reputation as a higher quality but more bespoke Print-On-Demand service than CreateSpace, the service that Amazon provides. I asked him several questions to try and drill down into the advantages […]
Episode 21 In today’s show I interview Debbie Young, the blog editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors blog (Alli), fiction author and currently writing a book for the Alli about getting your book into book stores. How should an indie author approach a bookstore to see if they will stock their book? Where should they […]
In my first ever interview show, I talk to Jane Davis, award-winning author and print aficionado about her recent experiences getting a small print run of her books done to improve print quality and reduce costs.
I mention her recent post, Production: How to Use Short-run Printers as an Alternative to POD, on the Alliance of Independent Authors’ blog about Short-Run Printing – that is rather than using Print-On-Demand where each book is published individually as the sole way of providing paperback books.