Paperback Production

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);
  • fonts
  • 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!

About Liam H Dooley

Liam H. Dooley is an Irish-American author living in Asia and Europe. He has a passion for history and traveling. Most of his time is spent touring the world, visiting museums, iconic buildings, monuments, and grand squares in search of knowledge and inspiration. As a child and university student he played the cello while studying international relations, and when he is not researching and writing novels or planning trips he immerses himself in current events and international affairs. You may learn more about Liam H. Dooley at his official web site:
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