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message 1: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Glazer (jbglazer) | 5 comments Hi all, I just noticed that CreateSpace no longer offers paid publishing services. I had used them in the past to design my book interior and convert to an eBook. Any recommendations on other companies that offer these services? I'd love to find one that will across platforms and won't break the bank. Thanks for your help!


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Mark Boyd | 28 comments J.B. - Smashwords publishes a 'how to' manual for prepping your book for e-book format. If you are somewhat computer savvy it's really fairly simple. You can then upload a program called Calibre, it's free and does a wonderful job of outputting your word.doc to any of the ebook formats. You then take control of your own work. I hope this helps.


message 3: by C.J. (last edited Mar 14, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

C.J. Shane (cjshane) | 47 comments I enthusiastically recommend Bookow. https://www.bookow.com/ Watch the very excellent introductory video which explains the process. For only $80 US, I received a) a document formatted for print for both CreateSpace and Ingram Spark; b) a mobi for Kindle and c) epub for Smashwords. For my latest book *Desert Jade*, I wanted to publish with Create Space, KDP, Smashwords, and Ingram Spark. Since I don't consider myself "computer savvy" at all, I decided that $80 was too good a deal to pass up. Bookow made it all so easy.


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D. Thrush | 306 comments Check out Fiverr. Lots of freelancers.


message 5: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Glazer (jbglazer) | 5 comments Mark wrote: "J.B. - Smashwords publishes a 'how to' manual for prepping your book for e-book format. If you are somewhat computer savvy it's really fairly simple. You can then upload a program called Calibre, i..."

Hi Mark, thanks for the reco. I'll check it out. I like to think I'm somewhat computer savvy, but we'll see :)


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J.B. Glazer (jbglazer) | 5 comments C.J. wrote: "I enthusiastically recommend Bookow. https://www.bookow.com/ Watch the very excellent introductory video which explains the process. For only $80 US, I received a) a document formatted for print fo..."

Thanks, C.J! In my preliminary research I hadn't come across Bookow. $80 is definitely a good deal and more reasonably priced than others I've seen.


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J.B. Glazer (jbglazer) | 5 comments D. wrote: "Check out Fiverr. Lots of freelancers."

Thanks for the reco! I didn't know there was a whole market of freelancers who did this kind of work.


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Shana Gorian | 19 comments C.J. wrote: "I enthusiastically recommend Bookow. https://www.bookow.com/ Watch the very excellent introductory video which explains the process. For only $80 US, I received a) a document formatted for print fo..."

I use The Formatting Fairies. (Just FYI This is a company owned by best selling author Marie Force http://marieforce.com/fairies/ She is not the person you'll be dealing with there.) Last I checked they charged $50-$75 for the same thing. They do excellent work and also offer formatting for CS etc.
Just a fair warning: Be careful on Fiver. Some freelancers are amazing - others should not be offering services for money yet, until they've had more experience or learn customer service and deadline appreciation;) . There's a wide variety of people on there so do your homework researching someone before you hire them. I do use it myself but have been burned.

The Formatting Fairies do more than what is mentioned above as well and have excellent and a very personal customer service. I'm very computer savvy but I didn't want to take the time to learn the formatting when there's so much else to do all the time in regard to publishing books that isn't quite so technical. I leave this job to a professional. Just my two cents. Good luck.


message 9: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Glazer (jbglazer) | 5 comments Shana wrote: "C.J. wrote: "I enthusiastically recommend Bookow. https://www.bookow.com/ Watch the very excellent introductory video which explains the process. For only $80 US, I received a) a document formatted..."

Thanks so much for the reco. I had not heard of this service. And appreciate the heads up about Fiver. I had been looking into Bookow but will check this out as well.


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