The Original Bride Lottery Series (first four novels) published more than a year before Kristin Holt copied them

Steps in Publishing

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Every year we try to do something special for Christmas.  This year we started back in October publishing Christmas editions on Barnes and Noble.  Barnes and Noble’s Nook Press is extremely slow to update information and their software is much poorer quality than Amazon’s KDP Publishing.  In addition to that, it takes them six months to update publisher information so authors can actually get paid.  Needless to say we were eventually forced to nix that idea and move to Amazon.  Although none of us here agree with Amazon’s philosophies we do realize that book lovers don’t have many options in the book marketplace and are stuck with Amazon too.  This Christmas we’ve been working hard uploading all of our titles to Amazon.  You will find the books that are already uploaded at http://amazon.com/author/caty/.  Try to be patient with us while we move our content from our sites to Amazon as it takes several steps to do so.  For a touch of nostalgia from our oldest fans, here’s a flash back to the original covers.

Steps in Making a Kindle Book

  1. Conversion of file to Microsoft Word docx format
  2. Formatting of docx
  3. Adding section breaks and removing page breaks
  4. Conversion to epub
  5. Uploading docx file to Amazon KDP
  6. Conversion of front cover file to jpg
  7. Uploading of jpg to Amazon KDP
  8. Creating new details, content, and pricing pages
  9. Proofing both cover and interior pages
  10. Publishing
  11. Proofing Amazon’s for sale page
  12. Adding title to author central author page
  13. Creating series page
  14. Adding title to series

Steps in Making a KDP Paperback

  1. Conversion of file to Microsoft Word doc format
  2. Formatting of doc
  3. Adding page breaks and removing section breaks
  4. Removing widows and orphans
  5. Adding page numbers
  6. Formatting bleed and margins
  7. Uploading doc file to Amazon KDP
  8. Creating back cover
  9. Creating spine
  10. Create full cover
  11. Conversion of full cover to PDF
  12. Uploading of pdf to Amazon KDP
  13. Creating new details, content, and pricing pages
  14. Proofing both cover and interior pages
  15. Publishing
  16. Proofing Amazon’s for sale page
  17. Adding title to author central author page
  18. Ordering author copies to proof

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