In writing about creating credibility with a book, I realized I have TWO standards to go by based on experience, and a caveat.
First, the caveat: A book created for credibility without taking at least a minimum of best practices into account can BACKFIRE, or actually cost you credibility. There are pretty good and painfully amusing examples. When I explain what I consider a “healthy book” just consider those elements NOT being present in the “unhealthy” one, and you’ll understand.
For a dozen years I never advised registering your copyright. I’d looked into it and found copyright – the rights to our written material – is automatic and does not have to be registered. So why bother? One more bureaucratic pain in the ass, it seemed. Continue reading “Intro to Copyright and Your Rights”
I noticed when uploading to Kindle (KDP) some months ago that Amazon was kind of pushing also uploading your print book on the KDP platform as well. They made it convenient and easy, but I didn’t like that you had less control and fewer options. So when they announced CS was shuttering up, I was not surprised, and you should not be worried. I think they’re simply getting it all under one roof, and I’m sure they have internal reasons. You can see Amazon’s current, full explanation here. Continue reading “CreateSpace Closing?”