Monthly Archives: April 2015

Whoa. Actual printed books.

My printed proofs finally arrived.  They are, in one word, big.  And heavy.  Okay, 2-3 words.

But, great to see.  I immediately saw formatting issues that needed to be fixed.  Such as the font size.  I need to reduce it from 12 point to 10 point.  It currently looks like one of those “big print” books for people with bad eyesight.  Which isn’t a bad thing, but for most people you have to cover a lot of space just to read a few words.

The other issue is that if I reduce the font size, this will reduce the number of pages, which will reduce the cost to print the book.  And that cost savings can be passed on to the customer.

I’m going to ship the books out to my proof readers this weekend.

Can’t wait to get all this “publishing” stuff done so I can continue writing my books : )

GeoffW

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Book number one has changed due to ……

Having to split my book into 3 parts.  So the first book will be named something like “Frozen Splinter of Time – Part 1”

I’ve got the printed proof of this first book on its way into my hot little hands.  After it gets reviewed for errors (along with the help of others), I’ll submit the final drafts to KDP and CreateSpace for publishing.  Then I’ll do the same with the book …….- Part 2 some months after that (6?; haven’t decided).  And then part 3 after another period of time.  By then book 4 will be near finished (hopefully).

Need to spend part of this weekend changing the content of this site to reflect the changes in my books.  Most of it is good, just a few minor changes.

GeoffW

My book was too long.

I’m not sure why, but it took me a couple of weeks just to figure out how to format a printed version.  Well, yeah, I do know one reason.  My book was too long.  That is, the max pages in a printed book, for CreateSpace, is 828 pages.  Mine was 2,000 plus.  Minor issue.

So, I have divided my book into 3 books.  Part 1 will come out first (with the current cover).  Even after chopping into 3, the books are pretty hefty in size.  Large enough that I had to go to 7 inch x 10 inch page format (versus a normal 5×8 or even 6×9).

GeoffW