Choosing a PreMade: Tips & Tricks

When an author starts searching for a premade cover, its instinctive to click on the first one that appeals to your personal style. But you don’t want to simply choose an attractive cover, you want to purchase one that fits your book. Which means it will attract the right audience and sell your story to…

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Process a PayPal Invoice without a PayPal Account

Don’t have a PayPal account? No problem. You can always process a PayPal payment with your debit or credit card! However, navigating to the “Pay with Credit or Debit Card” option can feel a bit hidden if PayPal’s site is unfamiliar. So, here is a quick image-based tutorial on how to pay an invoice from PayPal with your…

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Print Layouts & Trim Size

Trim Size Comparison for Print Layouts. www.paperandsage.com

Trim size is a key piece of information needed to start a print layout. In fact, the trim size must be chosen before we can move forward with a print design because it directly effects the proportions of the blank canvas that's used to start the layout. A quick-reference diagram is included below to help demonstrate what that means visually.

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How-to: Upload the Print-Ready PDF to CreateSpace

There are just a few steps to follow when you upload your print-ready PDF to CreateSpace. When looking at the Cover options on CreateSpace’s website, you will choose either a Matte or Glossy finish for #1. Then for #2, please choose the third option: Upload a Print-Ready PDF Cover. Next, simply Browse to the folder where you have saved the…

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Approval Checklist

Feeling last-minute nerves about clicking "Approve" on your artwork? Here's a handy checklist of things you'll want to take one more look at before finalizing the art...

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Custom Covers: Design Ideas & Expectations

So you’re about to schedule a custom cover with us and you have a thousand ideas in your head. How do you get them all out? Better yet, how do you focus on one and share it in exact detail, precisely how you see it so we can create it as it exists in all…

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