My love affair with CreateSpace began in 2010, when I helped my mother publish her autobiography, Give Me A Broom to Sweep Away The Cobwebs Of My Mind. (www.GloriaJaggers.com)
CreateSpace is owned by Amazon, and Mom's book was automatically available through Amazon.com as well as CreateSpace.com!
[Amazon makes my books available through Amazon Prime, too, which promises free/fast delivery .]
My next project was in 2016, when I finally got serious about writing a book for my homeowner's association, Living With The HOA.
The biggest challenge was getting my Word skills up to speed. I had previously watched this tutorial (India Drummond), so I looked it up again. It made more sense this time around.
[You can search YouTube.com for more "Create Space" tutorials.]
I started my HOA book with the Appendix, which turned out to be 96 pages just by itself. I included the Appendix in the Living/HOA book and made it available for sale on its own. (The Appendix: Association Documents.)
And, yes!, both books are available on Amazon.com. You can search Amazon books for multiple key words: Rick Jaggers, Bayshore HOA, and Bayshore Townhomes,
I am currently working on three projects in early 2017:
- A follow-on compilation of my mother's unpublished work. After her death, the family let me have all the scraps of paper in her work area. A friend transcribed them for me, and my task will be to distill it to a coherent sequel.
- A Kentucky School Teacher's Doggerel ~ This is a reissue of a book of poems written my Grandfather and published by his oldest son, Uncle Gerald.
I've registered two domain names to redirect to the CreateSpace storefront
- JM8 - A Shot Across The Bow ~ This is the beginning of a series of personal memoirs that were started when returned to college in 2016!