It’s been a few weeks since the paperback version of Being a Vampire in Retail Sucks has been out. The only copies I’ve been selling are the ones I’ve hand sold. 12 more are on the way, and I’ve got 3 copies left of the original. It was going good since I’ve told people about it. However, I don’t have any reviews for my books. That’s part of the reason why I’m not getting as many sales as I would have liked. It’s not easy putting yourself out there at all, and I’ve been trying my best. I plan on doing a giveaway soon to get the word out about my books, and I do plan on writing the three books I’ve been working on. I don’t think my career will take off till I get the first three Scarlet books out, and the other ones I plan on writing. I plan on writing full time, and it looks like I’ll have to try harder to carve out time for everything. I have a week off school next week so that helps. If you have read any of my books can you please do a review of them? It helps get the word out, and I will get more readers the more reviews I get. I will try harder at blogging and writing more. Between work and school it’s kind of hard balancing everything out. I’ll get the hang of it though…
Until next time,
Recently, I have discovered some readers will only buy books if it is in paperback form. Several of my novels only come in ebook form, and I have decided to publish on in paperback for the first time. I used the novella #BeingaVampireinRetailSucks since it’s longer then the rest, and it’s part of a series too. There are still people who prefer paperback over ebooks so that’s a good reason, and I can give copies to people who are doing giveaways too. The next question I will probably get is when are the rest of the books coming out, and I have book 1 done, halfway written book 2, and I know how to write book three since I’ve outlined the shit of out everything. It’s only a matter of time, and when they are popular enough then someone might pick them up to narrate the audio version. Maybe.
The paperback version is way different then the ebook since it has more to it like a spine, and actual cover. I had issues uploading the docx and pdf file since the words are bigger then the size I wanted it. I used 5 x 8 for it, and it’s glossy instead of matte since I’ve heard better results with the glossy version. It was a pain in the ass, but at the same time fun. I first went to creatspace.com and filled out my information. Then comes the tax information to get paid, and you have to create an account so you can keep track of everything. Then comes the book like putting in the title, and then you have to have an ISBN I went with the free Createspace one since I don’t have the money for the custom one. It was $99 for a Bowker one. Not for me yet.
But it’s a learning experience because I have had issues with the formatting mainly, and it sucked ass getting it to work but I still loved the results. In the end since the lettering kept getting cut off in the first one I had to change it again and again. In the end I changed it to 6×9 instead and moved the lettering underneath the name tag. I set it at $9.99. I centered the chapter headings and underlined them, and added page numbers. I should have deleted some of the front like the Smashwords edition stuff, and the ebook information. I left it though since I could spend days just getting it perfect, and in the end I left it as it is. It’s my first paperback after all. Now it’s available through Amazon and Createspace. The whole process was not bad at all, and it was pretty easy. I loved the results in the end. I even stayed with the glossy cover.
Here are the links since it’s live:
Amazon.com link: http://amzn.to/1NDTet4
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing this. If you are an author thinking about going with Createspace I highly recommend it since it’s the best option out there and you won’t regret it.
Here are the version pictures: