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CreateSpace for Self-Publishers, Movie Producers and Creatives!

Publish your

Publishing is such a subjective process. If you go the conventional route, you have numerous gatekeepers who prevent as many as 90% of all books and creative projects from being published. Creatives in music, books and film have suffered setbacks and discouragement from this tightly controlled system. But where there's a will, there's a way -- my mother used to tell me. And creative technologists have teamed with content creators to bust the publishing and production world wide open with online digital publication and distribution.

Now the control is in the creative's hands. YOU have choices. And you have the responsibilities of editorial quality and marketing that go with being a free agent. But it's possible, can be financially rewarding ... and certainly creatively rewarding!

Part of self publishing is good design. Here are a couple tips for you. Create a realllllly good cover! And then publish your work with an easily accessible service -- such as CreateSpace. Check out several services, and then choose the one that fits your needs best. Take your time, run some tests, and set goals that fit your creative and managerial preferences.

Design your cover for TINY readability!

Here are CreateSpace's tips for "How to Make a Basic Cover"

I'm an experienced graphic designer with more than 20 years experience in print and digital design -- and I must say that this brief, to the point tutorial is, well, to the point!

How to Make a Basic Cover in Adobe® InDesign®
By Kelsea, CreateSpace Design Specialist

Our Creative Affiliate... CreateSpace

CreateSpace is a member of the Amazon group of companies that provides innovative tools and services to help authors, filmmakers and musicians publish and distribute their creative content to millions of potential customers. Our manufacture on-demand technology makes it easy and economical for content creators to make their books, films, and music available across a variety of retail and wholesale channels, including and, without an upfront investment in inventory.

The sizable and rapidly expanding range of books, DVDs and CDs available through the CreateSpace platform - more than 2 million titles - exemplifies how quickly on-demand production and distribution are being adopted!

If you need a source for publishing and distributing your creative content - books, documentaries and films, or music -- I recommend that you check out the potential of CreateSpace, I've used their service over the years and found them to be reliable and helpful. No service is right for everybody, so check out their free service first - then expand the use of their creative support services and distribution when and how they are right for your goals.

Carolyn Allen
Creative Director, Editor, Publisher...and Creative Advocate!