For a first time author, receiving the real live printed proof of  the interior of your first book is an exciting event.  First it is concrete evidence that you really have a book, and secondly it is another step closer to it being published.

Interior Proof IMG_1840

This is how the process works: You receive the printed interior book proof and read through it looking for mistakes and / or changes that need to be made.

Create Space has a “change form” that you down load so you can list your changes on the form.  Interior changes might be typos, forgotten paragraphs, word changes etc. Once you have listed all the changes, you upload it back to them.

You can also make design changes in the design change aspect of the process.  You list those on line in the next segment. Design changes might be spacing concerns, font changes, repositioning images or even layout changes.

If your changes are more than what is allowed, you may incur an extra charge. According to Create Space policy: Additional fees will only apply to changes to trim size, margins, or body copy font size.

Actually, it is a very easy process and the only thing that takes time is reading through your book for the hundredth time, since you have probably already read it so many times before.  If Create Space  has any questions regarding your changes, they will contact you before making them. (I am going to guess that there will still be mistakes as this is my first time, but hey , at least it is almost ready to be published.)

After they review and make your requested changes, you can opt for a digital copy or a printed copy.  Once you approve your book, you receive a complete (with cover) printed copy for your final approval before your book is published.  What could be simpler?  I love this process!

About Sharron Grodzinsky

Author, blogger and professional seeker of new adventures. After spending many years in the healthcare field, I now devote my energies to writing. I've finished my first book, "Waiting on the Outside" (The story of my sons' journey to incarceration) and my second book, "Surviving La Bestia". (Two immigrant children make a perilous journey over two thousand miles trying to get to America.) Both are available on Amazon. Writing is not an easy task, but if you feel the absolute necessity to write, then you are a writer! I am writing my third book, "The Hanging Girl". I am also partnering with Jon Ponder, CEO of Hope for Prisoners, to bring his story, "CONverted", A story of transformation and hope to light. I hope to have both completed by the end of the year. A little ambitious I think, but if you don't aim for the sky you won't land there.
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  1. Ingrid says:

    This has to be a very exciting venture for you 🙂


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