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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Update

I haven't been blogging or reading blogs for the last couple of weeks because of my writing and other things. Publishing on Creat Space has turned into a nightmare for this latest project. I thought I had it made when I compiled on Scrivener and submitted the PDF. It went smoothly until I got the message that it wasn't exactly formatted correctly in Creat Space's view. I went to correct it, but it had so many things wrong with it, I gave up. I re-compiled and submitted it as a Word doc. rtf and had the same thing happen. I tried submitting it again using Scrivener and had the same results. I'm a slow learner, I guess. I gave up and started re-typing it into a Creat Space unformatted template. I'm about half-way through it for the umpteenth time and will try it again upon finishing the typing.

I drew a cover and thought that was okay, but I have to submit it again, too. Only the back came out. That might be all right for some, but it certainly doesn't meet the requirements, so I'll be working on that for a while.

I've been able to squeeze in some research, etc., on marketing while this is going on. Whether it will do me any good or not remains to be seen. And my reading is coming along slow, real slow, but I am reading a couple of Westerns which I'll blog on when finished.

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Thanks, and enjoy the summer. It's predicted to hit 120 degrees in Phoenix next week.


4 comments:

  1. Amazon and create space used to make the whole process easy but lately they've made changes that have played hell with the whole process

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  2. I like doing the research also, good way to change the pace of writing. I had a tough time loading with one of my children's chapter books because I had two pictures embedded in different layers, once I found them, about 60 hours of work later, it worked out fine.

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  3. Oscar, thanks for the subscription to your newsletter. I look forward to reading it. I hope your troubles with publishing on Creat Space are over soon. I took a nearly two-month long break from blogging, due to work commitments, and only just resurfaced.

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  4. Good luck on your projects, Oscar. I can relate to the frustration of books not loading as you would like.

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