Time to upload your interior text. Yay!
Before you do, some things to consider
- Do you want a blank page before your title page?
- Do you want your LCCN printed on your title page? (last weeks post)
- Do you want reviews printed on the first page? (In next weeks post)
- Do you want your blog/website information on your author page?
- Do you want to put a teaser about your next book on the last page?
Look at a bunch of paperback books and decide how you want those first few pages and last few pages to look in your book and design them to look that way.
You are in charge, but there are definite "norms" out there. What patterns do you see? What kind of books break those patterns? You want your book to look professionally done, make sure you do your research.
After you have it designed how you want it to be, upload it on Createspace's site. After it's approved, you'll be able to send away for a proof copy. There's nothing like holding your first book in your hand. When mine arrived I was at work. My daughter called me screaming in the phone. I was so afraid she'd been hurt or in an accident or something. After telling her to calm down, I realized she was telling me my proof had arrived. I asked her if she'd opened the box. Silence...
I laughed and said, "How does it look?"
She answered,"Awesome" And then screamed again.
So much fun!
I suggest you get that proof and look it over with a fine-toothed- comb before sending your interior file to all the ebook services. There is something about a hard copy that lets you SEE mistakes more easily.
Fix any mistakes you and your editor/friends find and then upload your final version. If you were lucky and had no errors-good for you. Start soliciting reviews and get your ebook onto smashwords.