The Holy Diamond will be published simultaneously in e-book (probably exclusive on amazon, through Kindle Direct Publishing Select); and paperback via CreateSpace.
This is all a bit of a new process for me, but I’m happy to share a bit about the process.
Basically, I have hired a very skilled and experienced person to format my novel so that it looks like a real novel. What does that mean? Well I did not know until now, but it includes:
- headers, varying by odd and even pages between author name (me) and book title (you can guess what it is);
- line spacing
- consolidating my different files (acknowledgements, dedication, text, biography, etc.)
She has done a great job, and I look forward to seeing the next step. What is the next step?
I have submitted the proof of the cover and the novel text in PDF to CreateSpace. CreateSpace will review and approve my submittal. After that, I think, they send me a sample for my approval or to make changes. Then I should more or less be ready for printing.
Ironically, while the e-book is ready to go almost now, it is the paperback that adds weeks to the publication process. But I would rather have everything ready at once, than in steps.
Here is a CreateSpace page where I did some of the setup.
So now I wait!