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Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:50:22 PM »
Hi all
Its been a good three years since I have been here
( divorce and bankruptcy kicked me around a little bit the last 3 years)
Missed you all
I'm Frank Zubek
I'm back now with a new story collection
I have the links from my editor but as its been awhile I could use a hand getting back into kindle publishing as well as create space so I can get my book online

so the links I have are...
two jpg links with the front and back cover for the create space
and a front cover for the kindle
For those of you interested I am featuring the wrap around cover on my face book page
https://www.facebook.com/writerfrank.zubek.1
Now here is the technobabble stuff I need to know.....
what I have is....
epub  mobi and pdf

which file goes to kindle and which goes to create space?
I appreciate your taking time to reacquaint me with the process

uh.....one more thing    Can some one provide the actual link to create space and kindle publishing?

And I'll be at work all day tomorrow and knowing this board there'll be a dozen comments so THANKS in advance to anyone who helps out as well as any comments that will come
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 07:25:59 PM by Frank the author »

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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 06:59:50 PM »
Manuscript file for CS must be a PDF.
A mobi file or epub for kindle. If you submit an epub, KDP converts it to a mobi. An epub can be used for most other distributors, however. Welcome back.
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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 07:14:50 PM »
Thanks Phoenix   I appreciate it

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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 08:04:25 PM »
HEY PHOENIX  a quick question
I was thinking of doing a two day freebie give away on kindle using the kindle select program
to generate word of mouth

BUT......can I still use the epub file if I use kindle select? ( and only for the 90 day limit then no more freebies)

And anyone can answer if anyone else knows..... thanks

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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 10:31:55 PM »
The link is:  https://kdp.amazon.com

and yes you can use the epub with kdp regardless of whether you enter Select.  Just make sure you check it using the digital proofer they provide. It will come up in the last step.

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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 11:18:36 PM »
On the Createspace setup page it's always pushing me to publish an epub (KDP) version from my CS PDF. I always say no, but if it's able to convert from PDF to Epub and publish on KDP it might be a suitable shortcut for some.


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Re: Hi all been awhile Need a few questions answered
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 12:18:47 AM »
On the Createspace setup page it's always pushing me to publish an epub (KDP) version from my CS PDF. I always say no, but if it's able to convert from PDF to Epub and publish on KDP it might be a suitable shortcut for some.
I've heard strong cries of NO DON'T DO IT!! It will mess up badly. I have no personal experience in this, but the strong negative reaction is enough for me to avoid trying it. Besides, it's much nicer to have the ebook in KDP's reporting and it takes my docx and works its magic.