Updating a Previously Published Book in CreateSpace

This little tidbit is something I recently ran across in the CreateSpace Community Fourms. It was exciting to me, because I thought that once in print, I could change nothing in a book. With the writing and publication of more books since the first one, however, I longed to add an “Also By” page to that very first book.

Well, apparently I can. And apparently it’s just a matter of uploading a corrected interior file from my CreateSpace dashboard. What could be easier than that?

There were a few other things that bugged me about that first book: two blatant misspellings and numerous punctuation errors. Being able to also correct these is a tremendous relief. For the most part my reviewers have kindly overlooked these, although there have been a few who have given me poor customer ratings because of them. Just being able to make a more professional appearance is important. If I do something, I want to do it well.

This does seem that the more I look at the manuscript the more things I find. I am currently steeped in the world of properly placed periods and commas in quote marks, curly quotes versus straight quotes, en and em dashes, etc. Other things, such as spelling out numbers versus using numerals, I’m leaving alone. I don’t want to change the text, just correct the spelling and clarify the punctuation. That plus the “Also By” page is enough I think.

First Series Success

Whew. That turned out to be a lot of work. But at last I can announce that Critter Tales is now out as an eBook series.

ctseries_webpageIt’s webpage can be found here.

Preparing the book interiors and covers was a job, and so was getting web pages built for each volume. Now comes the work of getting the word out. Next I’ll tackle 5 Acres & A Dream The Book as a four- or so part series. There’s no rest for the indie author.