CreateSpace is one of the leading self-publishing firms that facilitate production of print-on-demand paperbacks. Recently, the self-publishing platform made its expanded distribution channels accessible to all authors for free. Before, expanded distribution was only available to authors who could afford it.
With free expanded distribution open to all self-publishing authors, you can have your title available for distribution through bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace Direct, academic institutions, libraries and even your local shop. Thus, whatever you budget is, you now have no excuses for not exposing your book to a wider audience.
Taking advantage of free CreateSpace expanded distribution brings with it more perks. For starters, this is an opportunity to reach an audience you couldn’t before, just because accomplishing that was expensive. However, now your budget won’t restrain you from reaching potential buyers.
Similarly, there are times when certain titles may not reach a desired audience for not coming from certain distributors, or the mere fact that these might have been self-published. But if you can afford to offer your title through the expanded distribution options, you get to expand your target audience. Plus, readers who are not used to e-readers or don’t have their way with online eBooks can now get to purchase your title from a convenient store.
To find out about what you need to do to use CreateSpace’s expanded distribution, visit the platforms homepage. You may then click on “Free Expanded Distribution Options” right under “Explore paid services”. Here, you’ll learn about eligibility requirements, royalties and how exactly the new options can work out for you.
Yet, CreateSpace didn’t stop there. On top of free expanded distribution, CreateSpace introduced the Matte Lamination Finish for book covers. Previously, you only had the glossy book cover finish option. However, you can now explore the matte finish at no extra cost.
Plus, you can choose the matte finish while setting up your book or when it’s already up for sale. This means that you can implement a matte finish to books you’ve already offered for distribution. CreateSpace says it can take up to 6 weeks for change of cover finish to take place for books offered at expanded distribution stores, shops or libraries. However, you can change from gloss to matte finish within 4 hours for any title available through Amazon stores.
If you don’t know how to change to matte finish, you can visit CreateSpace homepage and click “What’s new” under the log in button. The page describes how to go about with the change in book cover finish as well as advantages of gloss and matte finishes. There is also an elaborate process for changing cover finishes for completed titles as well as titles being set up.
Well, CreateSpace continues to make processes easier as it opens up more opportunities for self-publishing authors. Expanded distribution is one of the many features you can use to enhance your title’s prospects in the market. Remember to let The Fast Fingers book formatting service help you with the design of your title in line with CreateSpace’s submission requirements.