by Aaron Scott Young
Have you ever wanted to write a book and become an author? Were you discouraged by the publishing industry and all of the hoops that needed jumped through? Was the cost of going to publication to high?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. Luckily there is a perfect solution for anyone to now publish books and get them into the market with little hassle or investment. That solution is called CreateSpace, Amazon’s print-on-demand service for independent authors. Their platform lets you sell a paperback copy of your book directly from Amazon.com or CreateSpace.com.
Publishing a book through the CreateSpace service is fairly easy. You simply upload a PDF based on their specifications and go through a short ordering / approval process. Once your book has been approved it will be available for purchase as a paperback copy on the websites mentioned. When an order is received they will manufacture and ship the book for you. You will then receive a commission for each sale in whatever amount you had specified in the setup process. For example, you publish a 150 page book which may cost about $2.50; the retail price of the book is $15 which you determine in the set up process. In this scenario Amazon keeps $2.50 and the shipping cost for the order, you would receive $12.50 from the book sale.
Print-on-demand is an ideal way for independent authors to publish books as opposed to ordering large quantities at a time which can be a large expense and potentially risky. With CreateSpace you have the freedom to test the market, make changes and altercations, and be a published author with little to no investment.
What are you waiting for? Follow this link to create a free account and get started today on the path to having a business and being a published author.