Hi everyone, I have just started publishing my books with Create Space, and am waiting for my first proof copy to arrive. I'm hoping it will be error free so I can start selling online right away. I used the CS template, so the interior shouldn't be a problem, and I designed and created my own cover; I just hope I got the bleeds and spine size right. This book is The Queen's Blade, the first of The Queen's Blade series, which comprises 6 books and 2 prequels. Next I'll do the Cyber Chronicles, which is 9 books long, currently. Then I also have to do The Broken World (4 books), Slave Empire (3 books) and Demon Lord (6 books). I have a lot of work ahead of me! On top of that, I still have to write more books in those series.
Luckily, I have been able to retire from my work as a freelance copywriter and concentrate on writing more books thanks to the sales of my series as e-books. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and have been writing for more than 20 years, for my own pleasure. After two agents and several rejections from mainstream publishers, I decided to go the indie route publish all my books as e-books last December, and I haven't looked back since. I only wish I'd done it years ago instead of wasting my time with traditional publishers. This way I can sell my books far cheaper and get 80% of my royalties instead of the 10% I'd get from a traditional publisher.
Visit my blog: http://demon-lord-book.blogspot.com/, my website: http://www.tcsouthwellbooks.com/, my Smashwords home page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TCSouthwell or my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57950568448.