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Monthly Meeting: CreateSpace Hands-on Workshop

6:00 - 6:15 Business Discussion

6:15 - 7:30 CreateSpace Hands-on Workshop

Anthony Spivey will guide us through the basics of self-publishing with CreateSpace.   

In order to receive maximum value from this workshop, please do the following:

• Sign up for CreateSpace:

• Write a multi-page document in MS Word or Adobe PDF format that you can work with.

• Bring your laptop and power cord.

More details may be sent prior to the session.

Let's thank Anthony Spivey, in advance, for the effort he will invest in educating the rest of us.  

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  • Tony B.

    Hi, folks,

    I've put up the CreateSpace template in the files section here on the Guild Meetup site. (Just go to the top of the page, click "More" and "Files".) For Wednesday, you will need the following:

    Microsoft Word
    Your Manuscript (or part thereof)

    Internet permitting, I will go through the process of doing the submission as well.



    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Tony B.

      The template is setup to start the first chapter on the center of the page - I usually change that as well. The dedication has a similar setting. I'll go over how to change all this tomorrow, but the trick is to change the settings of the section break.

      June 17, 2014

    • Julia C. is the site with $1 pictures. I will be exploring as potential source for book cover art - print and ebook plus other collateral.

      1 · June 19, 2014

  • Julia C.

    Very informative.

    June 19, 2014

  • Tony B.

    Tentatively, we're planning on doing a workshop about formatting your manuscript for CreateSpace at the June meeting. I'll be providing a Microsoft Word template for the most popular form factor (6"x9") sometime in the next few weeks.

    I'd like to see if there is also group interest in a workshop on creating your own custom book covers for CreateSpace - the online tool provided by their website is very limited. Using a free Photoshop alternative call GIMP and free image templates from CreateSpace, you can design your own book covers without the constraints of the online tool.

    May 22, 2014

    • Tony B.

      If you want to schedule it for later in the Fall, let me know.

      May 23, 2014

    • Julia C.

      Yes, I would be very interested about creating book cover.

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Julia C.

    I'm signed up at createspace. Looking forward to this meeting.

    May 31, 2014

  • Tony B.

    Hey, folks, just to make sure there is no confusion: there is NO CHARGE for this workshop. Zilch, zero, nada. Do bring your laptop and anything you would like to try putting in CreateSpace format.

    May 23, 2014

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