Caroline A Raine

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 13. My Proof Copy Shipped Create Space!

Very excited - my proof copy from Create Space has shipped today. I can expect it in 3 weeks' time!

Would love to know how many other Independent Authors have published on Create Space.

4 comments:

Christine Murray said...

I don't know, but I'm certainly going to give it a try. After my novel gets knocked out of ABNA, I'm going to give myself six months to find a traditional publisher. If I can't, then I'm going to self-publish for my twenty fifth birthday. As a present to myself.

Congrats on your proof copy! It'll be so exciting to see a real book in your hands with your name on it!

Alison said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

My book is up on Kindle, but I"m waiting to go "print." Any day now...

I am breathlessly following everyone's experience as they become authors in print. What a wonderful post - so exciting! Please keep blogging on the process and I will follow it all.

Jeana said...

I published through createspace. BTW, it probably won't take three weeks. Mine was there within the week. It is so cool to hold your own words in your hands. BUT my advice is to read through it carefully before you give it the green light. I wish I had read through mine just a little slower, but I was so excited it was hard.

Caroline said...

I have just checked in (after a moment of panic) and it seems that if you go ahead and publish through Create Space you in no way jeopardise your ABNA entry. There was some discussion on the "Announcing the 500 Quarter-Finalists" thread about how the ABNA contest helps to build writers' faith in self publishing and using Create Space. Of course we are all hoping to find a traditional publisher through this process ... :-)