Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Elemental Odyssey paperback proof

I received the first proof for my paperback version of The Elemental Odyssey from CreateSpace.

The book is 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall by 15/16 inches thick. To give you an idea of the size, here is the book next to my spokesdog, Andy the Jealous Chihuahua.

What do you think?

The CreateSpace process has been pretty easy. I formatted the interior and cover myself with no problem. It just required some Photoshop ability.

I submitted the manuscript on Monday, they approved it on Tuesday, and I received the proof on Friday. Quite quick.


  1. Looks great! I'll be able to buy it for the neighbors boy.

  2. It looks awesome. As I understand, you wouldn't even need Photoshop if there were not illustrations in the book, correct? Really all they need is a PDF file with the right margins IIRC.

    The fee for expanded distribution was $40, but I heard that might be going up. Has it yet?

  3. That looks really great!!! I'm curious, if it's okay to ask - what is your word/page count? :)

    I was considering bundling with my YA series into volumes.

    YA: Cheat, Liar, Coward
    Adult: Shackled

  4. Derek,

    Congratulations! E-books are great and versatile, but it must be a wonderful feeling to see your hard work in real book form. Great job!

    Manley's Bookshelf

  5. Looks AWESOME! I love the cover!

    I am still waiting on my proof *sigh*

  6. Very sharp looking books. Well done for not skimping on production costs. I'll be a customer.