Self Publishing Problems

We all encounter self-publishing problems when we publish our own books. It could be a problem with book design, using Word, or simply, "What color should my cover be"? This is the place to ask about anything and everything that has to do with self-publishing.

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updating kindle book 
Hi Dave, You commented that you can update a kindle book by resubmitting the modified copy from your kindle account, but, do you know how a purchaser …

Working on pdf files; Designing jackets Not rated yet
I have 2 bks. They exist in separate pdf files--25 files for one, 5 for the other. I need to find somebody who is able to join them into whole manuscripts, …

Book Marketing Not rated yet
How do you begin to market a new book as a new author when you self-publish? Is there a way to get reviews or do I have to wait for people to just begin …

Half-Title Page, an Also By Page,
and Embedded Type
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Hi, Dave, Thanks for all the help. Three more questions. The Book Design Wizard worked perfectly and my novel is now formatted for conversion to pdf …

Italics in the Text Not rated yet
In preparing my novel for Book Design Wizard, using text from which all styles have been properly removed, I noticed that where the names of books and …

CreateSpace and Kindle Not rated yet
Which is the best way to proceed, publishing first on Kindle and then on CreateSpace, or the other way around? My understanding is that CreateSpace has …

Copyright , Library of Congress Not rated yet
Dave, Do I need to submit my print book to the Library of Congress for a copyright? I only ask because of the fee associated with these things. Brad, …

Publishing on a Mac Not rated yet
When will you have programs for the best computers, the Macs? No, it requires Visual Basic for Applications which is not supported on the Mac.

Book Design Wizard Not rated yet
Hi Dave, First of all, let me compliment you on your excellent, comprehensive site for self publishers. I am so happy to have found you! My question …

Children's Picture Books Not rated yet
Hi, Dave! I'm new to self-publishing and am wondering how one goes about self-publishing children's picture books. How does one integrate the artwork? …

Maintain 300ppi in images (Word to PDF) Not rated yet
Here's an issue that is filling the forum pages at Create Space, and there still aren't any complete answers. My system: Win7, Word 2007, HP Pavilion,

MS Word verses the Book Design Wizard Not rated yet
My book is composed of several short writings, of various lengths, from a single page, like a poem, to a few pages, like a short story. There are 181 separate …

MS Word to PDF Not rated yet
I have written by book in MS Word with a 8.5 x 11 format using 4 right margin. I am ready to order Adobe Acrobat type PDF conversion. I have chosen 5.25 …

lulu book design Not rated yet
I am so confused. Can I enter a MS Word file on lulu in which I have formatted a manual that I have created for printing in standard 8.5 by 11 inch pages. …

Color Printing Quality Not rated yet
I couldn't find info on how well CreateSpace (or others) print full-color books. I'm looking to publish a book digest of the articles on my website, and …

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