ME: “YOU DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO BREAK UP WITH HER.”
THE WORLD: “HOLD MY BEER.”
303 True-Life Tales from Splitsville
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After a long, long wait, the merger of Createspace and Amazon’s KDP softcover printing service is at hand.
It affected me greatly, moving more than 40 titles during the transfer.
I’m pleased to say the transition was smooth, efficient, and resulted in none of the disaster scenarios I feared. Yes, the switch-over is mandatory. No, it’s not the end of the world.
Rather than ramble on, here’s the full scoop from KDP’s home page. Included is the full walkthrough of how to make the switch.
I recommend not waiting.
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CreateSpace and KDP to Become One Service
CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) are becoming one service–making KDP the single place to publish and manage your print and digital books. To learn more about the move, see the topics below.
Before you move
See our list of tips for preparing your CreateSpace account for the move to KDP.
How to move
In a few weeks, we’ll automatically move all accounts to KDP. If you’d like to get a head start, you can move your entire catalog yourself in a few steps. To ensure a quality experience, we’ll enable the ability to move your CreateSpace books to KDP in phases, so authors may see it at different times. See an overview of the process.
See frequently asked questions for general information about the move, as well as details about moving your books and royalty payments, sales rank, distribution, and taxes.
Join us for a live webinar and have our experts introduce you to the KDP website. Registration is hosted by Adobe Connect, so you’ll visit their site to sign up. Can’t join us for the live event? Watch the webinar recordings here.
Before you move your books to KDP
Our tips for preparing for the move:
- Make your book available on Amazon. This will allow you to enable Expanded Distribution and order author copies on KDP.
- Check your payment information. Make sure your bank and tax details are up to date because this information will also move to KDP. If you have an existing account with complete payment and tax information, we’ll use that information going forward.
- Make any changes to your Cover Creator cover. If you designed your cover using Cover Creator on CreateSpace and want to update it, do so before moving to KDP. Why? CreateSpace Cover Creator designs aren’t compatible with Cover Creator on KDP. If you want to update your cover after the move to KDP, you’re welcome to design a new one using KDP’s Cover Creator. You can also use our cover templates.
- Finish setting up books in the statuses “awaiting proof” or “proof review.” We recommend doing this on CreateSpace so you don’t have to resubmit them on KDP. Books that aren’t live on CreateSpace will move to KDP and appear there in “draft” status. The statuses “awaiting proof” and “proof review” don’t exist on KDP. If needed, changes can be made on KDP after the move is complete. After you submit your book for publication on KDP, we’ll check your files for quality issues.
- Make any changes to books written in languages KDP doesn’t support. CreateSpace supports some languages that KDP doesn’t. After your books are moved, you won’t be able to make any changes to books written in languages KDP doesn’t support.
- Download any CreateSpace files you want to keep. If you want to download files stored in your Project Tool box or any CreateSpace reports, we recommend that you do so before you move to KDP. After the move, you won’t be able to access these files on CreateSpace.
How to move your books to KDP
You’ll be able to move your entire catalog to KDP in a few steps.
To ensure you’re moving the right books to KDP, confirm the CreateSpace account you want to transfer from.
To ensure you’re moving your CreateSpace books to the right KDP account, confirm that it’s the account you want to transfer to. If you don’t have a KDP account, you need to create one during the transfer.
Once you’ve made sure you’re transferring from and to the right account, click Start your move. When we’re done preparing your account for the move, you’ll be redirected to your KDP Bookshelf, where the transfer will be finalized.
To ensure a quality experience, we’ll enable the ability to move your CreateSpace books to KDP in phases, so authors may see it at different times. This quick video shows you what the move will look like.
Video: Moving your books to KDP
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Little Joff always dreams of the stars.
He knows something is out there, but he’s not sure what it is.
Because there is something out there.
And one day, after all the dreams of his childhood fade, Joff will sit on a ship as it spirals through the void.
With all the time in the world to count the stars.
And measure the darkness growing between them.
– from J Edward Neill, author of A Door Never Dreamed Of
A free preview is here.
The cover art is by Amanda Makepeace. Find her here.
Free ARC copies are available for reviewers. Find me here.
Author of A Door Never Dreamed Of
In a far and ancient land, Emperor Chakran dreams of conquest. His desire to resurrect the evil, world-ending Ur casts a dark shadow across an unsuspecting world. But as his army butchers its way across the realm, leaving only a vast, storm-riddled graveyard in its wake, a small band of warriors rises up to oppose him. They know what will become of the world should Chakran succeed. They know the Emperor is but a puppet to the true evil – the Tyrants of the Dead.
Follow Rellen Gryphon, Garrett Croft, and Andelusia Anderae on their voyage to stop the darkness.
If they should fail, the sun will die.
…and the night will forever reign.
Tyrants of the Dead – The Complete Collection includes all three epic volumes in the series:
Down the Dark Path
Dark Moon Daughter
While deep in his cups, J Edward Neill takes readers on a sometimes funny, often poignant journey.
Playful yet serious, humorous yet honest, A Bounce Between Bottles delivers readers on a stroll through everything. It’s a lighthearted memoir blended with sharp philosophy. It’s social commentary blended with powerful cocktails.
Dating. Religion. Politics. That one time J Edward and his friend built a dam and met the world’s most relaxed water moccasin…
It’s all here.
One bottle per chapter.
One chapter every night…
This book is for you if…
…you’re a sleep-deprived single mom who can name at least 50 Pokémon but can’t keep your kids’ names straight or remember where you parked your car at the grocery store.
…you’re a single father who sits in a morning work meeting, waiting to give a monthly report presentation, when suddenly you realize you forgot to remove the polish your daughter had applied to your finger nails (and half your hand) the night before.
…you‘re the grandparent who can’t retire because you’re raising your young grandson alone. After an eight-hour work day, your nights are filled with homework, constructing cities out of Legos, and answer 2AM calls to chase monsters out from under the bed.
…you are, know, love, or want to get to know a single parent. Here are 101 ways to dig deep into the challenges and the joys of single parenting. The following questions are sometimes fun, sometimes thought-provoking, and always enlightening.
21 Questions for Humanity
Regarding Music Lyrics
Is there anything that hasn’t already been said? Any topic at all?
The Secrets of the Universe
If revealed to you, and if they challenged everything you thought you knew, could you discard all of your previous beliefs?
In the Struggle Between Happiness and Meaningfulness
Is it better to participate in the grand human social machine or seek contentment alone?
If and when scientists perfect a method to extend life indefinitely, would you take the plunge?
In the Realm of Current Events
Beyond money, why do people choose to be Police Officers? Attorneys? Politicians?
That Thing Called Love
Purely bio-chemical? A genuine spiritual event? Or a survival mechanism to overcome the perils of being utterly alone?
All About That Bass
Do boys really want a little more booty to hold at night?
Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads
If, long from now, the world is completely mechanized, thus eliminating the need for most people to work, what will we do with our lives?
Everyone Has One
Which one rules the roost: Opinions? Or facts?
Think Hard on This One
Does every single human life…have value?
A Moment of Omniscience
If you could ask ONE question of the universe and have it answered utterly and completely, what would it be?
This One’s Rhetorical
Why do so many people get so angry about politics?
No Judgments, I Promise
From the following, choose the worst thing you could possibly be addicted to: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Gambling…or TV…
UFC 666: Jesus versus Superman
If you could lock any two historical figures (dead or alive) in a cage for a fight to the death, which two would you pick?
That Song by The Clash
A fascinating new planet is discovered far from Earth. You can journey there safely and live out your life, but it’s a one-way ticket for you and whomever you take. Do you stay or go?
Stepford Wives (And Husbands)
Let’s say science perfects an absolutely lifelike robot for use as a spouse. And let’s say this beautiful, intelligent, customized-to-you robot will do anything and everything you ask. You buying one?
Continuing the Shallow Theme
Perfect body? Perfect face? Or perfect intellect?
Crimes Against Ourselves
Considering everything, does humanity deserve to exist?
In the Battle Between
Is there any such thing as absolute good or evil?
Back to the Future
You’ve built a time machine. It only goes one direction in time. Do you want to see how it all began? Or how it all will end?
And a Bonus Question (When Someone asks you if you’re a god, you say ____)
Pretend you’re a deity for a day. What’s the first thing you do to the world?