Create Your CreateSpace.com Account To Publish, Distribute, Print & Fuflill Your Self-Published Books
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a free CreateSpace.com account to publish, distribute, print and fulfill your self-published books. It's really easy, and literally takes only a few minutes.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to go over Sound Forge Audio Studio, and some of the basic components, elements and functionalities of using the software to record and edit audio.
This free software program will help you shrink the file size from a large video file to a smaller one. This is helpful when uploading video files to websites for distribution and embedding.
If you plan on printing your book through CreateSpace.com, or you have an account with them already, here's how you would determine what it would cost you to buy your own book from them.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how do look inside a zipped file on your computer and give you sample reasons why you would want to.
If you plan on printing your book through CreateSpace.com, you might like to know how much money you could make (in royalties) if you sold your book (using CreateSpace.com) to sell through Amazon.com, your CreateSpace account eStore, and third-party book retailers online via Expanded Distribution.
If you don't have Sound Forge Audio Studio on your computer, watch this video to learn how to get it download it, and use it on a trial basis.
Many people ask why do your book royalties earned through CreateSpace for book sales on Amazon and Expanded Distribution retail outlets online seem so low? This video tries to explain the reason.
The video above is #1 in a 4-part video tutorial series on how to add a book title to your CreateSpace account. This first video talks about adding your book title, sub-title. adding the author name(s), establishing a publication date, etc.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to locate, confirm and add the transport and standard toolbars (if they're not visible) before you start recording your audio.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to upload and unzip a zipped file from your computer to your website hosting account or web server.
This video covers how you assign an ISBN# to your book title. This video is #2 in a 4-part video tutorial series on how to add a book title to your CreateSpace account.
In this Sound Forge Audio Studio video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to customize your microphone recording levels so your audio is recorded at the most optimum level.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how and why you would want to zip up files on your website server and downloading them to your computer.
This video shows you how you might go about customizing (and uploading) the interior of your newly added book title. This video is #3 in a 4-part video tutorial series on how to add a book title to your CreateSpace account.
In this video tutorial, I'm show you how to open a new audio recording window so you can start recording with Sound Forge Audio Studio.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to eMail a zipped file to someone via email attachment. If your zipped file is under 25MB, go ahead and eMail it to them as an attachment. Let them know it's coming.
This video shows you how you might go about customizing (and uploading) the cover of your newly added book title. This video is #4 in a 4-part video tutorial series on how to add a book title to your CreateSpace account.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you why and how you should save your new audio recordings in WAV audio format first (to edit) and then in MP3 format as your final (edited) audio file.
This video explains how you would submit your tax information "to CreateSpace / Amazon, which is required by US tax law and to report your royalty earnings to the IRS.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how you can save your audio recordings in MP3 format and with different settings which will affect both sound quality and file size of your MP3 audio recording.
While your book title is Incomplete, I'd like to go over the Sales Channels that are available to you, in relation to your book title, and give you a few tips and some professional advice as to what you should know and do about your sales channels during this period.
This video explains what "Incomplete" means when you see it next to one of your book titles on the Member Dashboard homepage. It simply means there are elements of your book title that are "incomplete" and need to be taken care of before you can either print your book, sell your book, both or some other issue.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how (and why) you should snap your fingers when you make a mistake while recording your audio.
This video explains what "Awaiting Proof Order" means when you see it next to one of your book titles on the Member Dashboard homepage. It simply means the file(s) you uploaded to CreateSpace for review were accepted. You will now be prompted to review and approve your book either online (digitally via their digital proofer tool) or order proof copies.
In this video tutorial, I'm show you why it's important for you to speak up, speak clearly and separate your recorded words (in the manner I'll show you) when you record.
Recording audio, believe it or not, can become physically (and mentally) draining. Let alone, you might grow tired of restarting over and over again. In this video tutorial, I'm show you how to stop the recording process and start over QUICKLY!
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to read the audio file you generated when you record inside Sound Forge Audio Studio before you start editing it.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to delete and insert "dead air space" or "silence" within your audio recording.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to delete um's, oh's, ah's and breaths throughout your audio recording.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to clean up and even delete the start and end sections of your audio recording.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add music at the beginning and at the end of your audio recording.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add transitional music between spoken words/sections within your audio within your audio recordings.
In this video tutorial, I'm show you how to use the Fade In/Fade Out effects with the music you just inserted in your audio recording.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add a "Reverb" Effect in your spoken word within an audio recording for a unique sound.
To register, buy and transfer domain names to ReallyCheapNames.com, you need to create an account. Here's how to create one account for all the domain names you want to register.
This video explains what "In Process" means when you see it next to one of your book titles on the Member Dashboard homepage. It simply means the file(s) you uploaded to CreateSpace for review are being reviewed during the next 24 hours.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to add or edit the description for your book, as well as a category and keywords so people can search (and find) your book.
In this video, I'm going to go over how you add or edit the pricing of your book title. This page will also tell you what your profit royalties will be as you set the price for your book.
I'm going to show you in this video how to search for and buy (or register) a domain name at my domain name registration company, called ReallyCheapNames.com. I buy all my own domain names here whenever I want to buy a new domain name or renew current/old ones.
If you have a number of domain names to register, consider using the "Bulk Registration" function at ReallyCheapNames.com. All you do is enter (up to 500 domains) in the box you see, then click the GO button to see what domains are available.
Have you ever wanted to know who owns a domain name that you don't own? Well, I'm going to show you how I go about looking up all kinds of information about a domain names by performing a simple WHOIS domain name search.
Back Order A Domain Name You Want If It’s About To Expire So You Increase Your Chances Of Getting It
If a name you want is already registered, you can still own it. Using the back order service provided by ReallyCheapNames.com, you can secure your chance to snap up a domain the INSTANT it becomes available.
Customize & Prepare One Of My InDesign Template(s) To Help You Design Your Interior Book File(s) For CreateSpace.com
In this video, I'm going to show you how to download and customize my personal InDesign (CS3 and CC) templates so you can use them to put the interior of your book together like I do.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to upload the INTERIOR (file) of your book to CreateSpace so their review department can review it, and hopefully approve it for printing and sales through their sales Channels. Typically, this is a PDF file or it can be a Microsoft Word .doc or .rtf also.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to upload the COVER (Front/Back/Spine) of your book to CreateSpace so their tech department can review it, and hopefully approve it, for printing and sales. Typically, this is a print-ready PDF file.
In this video I'm going to show you how to download a CreateSpace generated cover template to design your book's front, spine and back covers in one single file, which you will then upload into CreateSpace.
Prepare A Front/Back/Spine Cover File For Your Book From A Cover Template You Just Downloaded From CreateSpace.com
In this video tutorial, I'm going to go over the what it's like to customize a cover template you might download from CreateSpace.com. In this example, we'll be working with a cover template for a book with a trim size of 5.5 x 8.5".
Check All Expiring Domains In Your Account So You Can Renew The Ones You Want Before They Expire & Let Go The Domains You Don’t Want
In this video, I'm going to show you how I go about checking to see when large numbers of my domain names are coming up for expiration. Sure, you're going to get eMail notices as to when your domain names will be expiring, but ...
In this video, I'm going to show you how to manually renew one of your domain names inside your account and ReallyCheapNames.com. This is important, because if you don't know how to manually renew your domain names you are at risk of losing them.
Learn How To Turn The Renew-Settings Feature On/Off So You Can Renew A Domain Automatically (On) Or Manually (Off)
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to turn on or off the auto renew settings feature within your account at ReallyCheapNames.com.
In this video, I will show you how to submit your INTERIOR + COVER files to CreateSpace for review. After they review your files, they might find errors, which they'll tell you to fix or they will approve your files as-is allowing you to order copies, release for sale through their sales channels among other options you'll have.
After CreateSpace.com approves your book file submissions for printing, you are notified by eMail that you can order proofs of your book. Well, here's what I do specifically when I get such a Congratulations eMail. I manually approve my book files online digitally. Here's how!
In this video tutorial, I go over what's on a Project Homepage for a book title. On this home page, you can access different aspects of your book to make corrections, adjustments, changes, proof and change the description, add/subtract sales channels, change pricing, etc.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to perform a simple search within your account at ReallyCheapNames.com to find a domain name that you want to perhaps make changes to, update the name servers, maybe forward it somewhere, etc.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to forward a domain name that you own inside you're ReallyCheapNames.com account to another website on the internet, whether that website belongs to you or someone else.
In this video, I’m going to show you how to change or update your name servers on a domain name that you are going to host at a hosting company that is different from the company where you registered your domain name at.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to update or change the contact information on one a domain name that's registered at ReallyCheapNames.com.
If you ever need to order copies of your own book from CreateSpace.com to be shipped to yourself or to a customer, friend, editor, etc., simply log into your account at CreateSpace, and click on the Order Copies link on the dashboard next to the book title you'd like to order copies of.
If you need to get a tracking number for any order you place with CreateSpace.com, whether you're shipping books to yourself, friend or a customer, you can easily do that by clicking on VIEW PURCHASES.
Here's how to link your Amazon.com (and other online bookstore) sales page(s) to your website so potential customers can order your book from your website, and have Amazon (or other bookstore retailers) fulfill those book orders for you.
Buy A Domain Name In The Name Of Your Book Title So You Can Build A Website To Promote You (The Author) & To Sell Your Book
If you haven't done so already, I would highly suggest that you register a domain name in the name of your book title. I even register domain names for books I haven't even written yet. I like to lock up the domains for books I plan to write so no one else can register them.
If you don't have a website built yet to sell your book, but you have a domain name in the name of your book title, you could simply redirect that domain name to either your CreateSpace or Amazon.com sales page where your book can be bought and fulfilled without you having to lift a finger.
Determine & Customize How You Will Be Paid Royalties From CreateSpace.com (Direct Bank Deposit or Check)
You can log into your CreateSpace account to see how you will be paid your royalty commissions, either by check or direct (bank) deposit.
You can always log into your CreateSpace account to see how much money you're due in royalty commissions for one (or more) of your book sales.
If you ever need to contact CreateSpace.com via phone for help with any aspect of your CreateSpace book publishing account, here's how to reach them and have them call you!