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Once you have the interior and cover formatted and saved in PDF, it’s time to upload to CreateSpace.
If this is your first encounter with CreateSpace, you’ll need to set up an account. It takes only a few minutes, a few pieces of information, a password and username. CreateSpace is a division of Amazon. It’s a Print on Demand (POD) service that will print paperback books (both children’s books and novels; both full-colour interior and black and white interior).
After you sign into your account, go to the Member Dashboard (in the drop-down menu under My Account). Here you’ll see the list of books you’re both working on and published. You can navigate your books to find or change information by clicking the title. The Member Dashboard is also where you Add a New Title.
Adding a new title takes only a few minutes when the interior and cover PDFs are ready. Here is the information you’ll need to enter:
- Project Title
- Type of Project: Paperback (because CreateSpace also creates Audio CDs, MP3s, DVDs and Video)
Set up Process (Until you get used to adding new titles, choose Guided)
Click Get Started