How I published my first CreateSpace book
Many authors have used CreateSpace with great success and I've happily suggested it to clients. But just how easy is it to turn a manuscript into a perfectly produced paperback?

Stourcastle Books

One of the benefits of using CreateSpace is that authors can choose the name of their imprint – the name that appears in the blurb at the beginning of a book. 

Choosing a name is important and I decided I wanted one that had some relevance to me. I live in a small town in north Dorset. For a short time Thomas Hardy lived here, writing some of his work a few minutes' walk from where I live.

Hardy often re-named locations, and my town is no exception. Stourcastle features in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and there are many businesses that use the name. The town does indeed have a castle, of sorts, and there's the Stour - the river that runs through Dorset to the coast at Christchurch.

I decided that Stourcastle Books would be an appropriate name and is linked to this site.

Published by Stourcastle Books:

All royalties paid by Amazon will be
donated to Macmillan – the charity that
funds Breast Care nurses in NHS hospitals
Paperback and