Jerry Jones

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Posted 5 Years Ago


Hello everyone, I just submitted My book for the second time and being a first-time author, it's been a nightmare and a hard-learned experience at the same time. First of all, I have learned self-publishing companies are there to make money off the author and sales of the book is secondary. No matter how good you are or think you are as an author, they want your money up-front. Some of them are really expensive and offer very little to you to succeed and paying a big price for what they do offer you. Some people have a full-time job and write in our spare time hoping to quit our day job. One day I would love to be like Steven King or Ann Rice and have my books out there for everyone to read. You want to write because you love to write, but at the same time, you would like to make a little money at it? That's the idea right, or am I just naive and dreaming a foolish dream of writing full time? So, choose wisely if that's possible because I think it's just a crap shoot on picking a publisher, and I do read reviews on self-publishing companies.

That's what brought me to create&space, to catch a break and get my foot in an open door to get started. I hope to publish my sequel to the angel of death, "The Angel of Death II, The adventures of John Griswall". I published my book on create&space with no problems except I didn't check the manuscript for errors, (totally my fault). Please give me a break, all you perfect people out there who don't make mistakes in writing, who will now judge me. It took two years to write, The Angel of Death, and it's been a long road. I think I was too anxious being finished because, writing it was easy, publishing it was the hard part and getting someone to notice you or take a gamble on your work. I made one mistake in forgetting to edit it one more time before I turned it in to be published, and I have paid for that mistake every sense. All I want out of life is to have a hot meal, a warm bed, to be happy, and to be a writer with my own books. Is that too much to ask for? Ha, ha. "I've got to remember to keep my spirits up and keep trying to move forward. Self-publishing companies will publish any yadda-yadda- yadda or blah-blah-blah material as long as they get paid.

Back to create&space, I didn't have any trouble with them, smooth sailing. It turned into a nightmare when I went to Kendle KDP. I turned in my manuscript and built the book and then found out the manuscript had flaws. "Again my fault". I contacted customer support to ask them to help me fix this and it turned into a total disaster. I have been communicating with them for the whole month of January to get the manuscript changed to my new one to no prevail. This is now February, one month trying to get this issue fixed. I talked to people who couldn't even speak English well enough for anyone to understand them and tell them my dilemma. They said, "We will have this fixed right away Mr. Jones". The ones I did talk to and spoke good English, to get my point across, said the same thing, "Oh, we will have this problem fixed right away Mr. Jones and your new book will be up and running". They fed me just a bunch of crap and that's all it was, just a bunch of crap. I called them this morning and had them block and take everything down with the Angel of Death. They told me it would still take up to four weeks still to remove everything.

That was all the crap I had to go through with first time publishing, the month of January. It taught me a most valued lesson. Their Kendle KDP publishing tool stays broken most of the time and when it is up and running there is still flaws in their publishing system. No.1, If you publish on Kendle KDP, your no longer published on create&space. I didn't know this fact until someone told me in customer support from create&space. No.2, If you do use Kendle, you better make sure you're the book is next to being perfect before you download it because those people can't fix computer mistakes on their end. No.3, I had to republish with create&space again to fix my issue on this matter as much as it could be repaired. Believe me, it will cost you valuable time and money in lost sales. What bothers me the most is, they gave me the impression they just don't care. After all, I'm just one of thousands trying to get his life's work out there. "At this point, I think I will refrain from doing business with Kendel and stay with create&space to publish my next book.

Yours truly, J. C. Jones "The Angel of Death".

P. S. Please let me know any thoughts you might have to offer.

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Posted 5 Years Ago


Thank you. I would like you to read the whole story. I think you would like it because it's different and not the same old stuff of murders and the, who did its? I would really like to write a sequel, Angel of Death II, The Adventures of John griswall. I left the ending open for him to live on.