The back of the cover has already changed since I ordered the proof copy. I'd added a logo and my 'author' photo. The blurb had also been tweaked (to accommodate the shock revelation that I have a connection to Elizabeth Taylor!), but I like the clearness of the font and have confidence in the final version.
In Post 11 I mentioned about how some images might be rejected by CreateSpace. Overall I am very, very happy with the reproduction of the images I have included. Novels wouldn't normally include colour photos, but because I wanted this 'test' project to be something a little different, I went for that option.
The only image that is a little iffy is one taken on my camera by a tourist at the Trevi Fountain. That photo is included because it records a very special evening. It didn't matter then that it's crooked and fuzzy, and it doesn't matter now.
Most importantly, Chapter One begins on page one - and not on the first page of the book (containing the legal blurb). All the chapters begin on uneven pages, something else to check.
Out of ten, how would I score the quality and presentation? Ten. A novel would be very well-suited to CreateSpace and if I'd known I might need a photo suitable for the cover of a book, I might have taken one with a different camera.
What next? Check the text again.