It was actually not all that hard to put together, but I chose to publish this smaller piece first so I could get used to the formatting demands and the processes of Createspace as a POD service. My overall experience with Createspace was actually really good and the finished product is very, very nice. The cover (which is built on one of their stock templates) turned out awesome and the interior looks great in my opinion.
I’m very pleased with the result, which is available for $4.95 (plus shipping) via the links above. It’s 122 pages and includes a raw preview of my next print release.
The next book I plan to release in print is Awakenings book one, which comprises the first year of postings on the project. It’s twelve chapters plus a prologue and an epilogue; since I’m going to print the “deluxe” edition rather than the “basic” edition, there will be extra features such as a FAQ and an essay about working on the project. These are coming together as I edit the raw text of the web serial into (what I hope is) a very readable book format. As it stands, the trade paperback will be around 370 pages, though that number will shrink and grow as I edit and format the book to my liking.
The cover of Awakenings will be my first fully designed print cover, which I dearly hope will look awesome, and will be my first title distributed beyond Createspace and Amazon.
Kind of scary and exciting, huh?