Paperback review after ordering author's copy on Kindle publishing service.
If you use the Amazon Kindle Publishing service in the form of independent publishing, you will create the following personal account. As an author, there is a way to get a test paperback at a low price.
For getting the service, you can click the button,"Oder author copies" on the right.
You can print the copies up to 999 books at a time. But the book can't resale with any reason. Also the book has a watermark on the cover page.
The price is cheaper than you order yourself on Amazon. And additionally, the delivery fee will be added with the $3.65.
Usually ships within 2 to 3 weeks. In my case, I can get it within 2 weeks fastly.
The cover has a gray colored band as an watermark to protect to resale. It's purpose is only the test for check it up the printing quality.
I set the resolution high and CMYK mode for print but nevertheless my effort, the color was a little bit changed. But it's fine for me, because it looks like printing on the creamy paper without fade out or wash out unique colors.
Here is a first page of the book.
I'm satisfied with the printing output. First time, I worried about the layout of the book with bleed. A bleed is a printing term used when an object printed on a page, such as an image, background color, or graphic, extends past where the publication will be cropped. Properly set bleed allows printed objects to reach all the way to the edge of the page.
The first time I made a book myself, I saw it come out in printed form. I studied these concepts, set up the layout, and finished the work in bleed with Photoshop. The results are very satisfactory. I feel proud of my studies.
One downside is the location of the barcode. In the Amazon Kindle Publishing service, if the barcode is not individually determined, that is, inserted in advance and uploaded as an image (check this in advance during the registration), the barcode position is arbitrarily determined and inserted. I chose the latter. Fortunately, the text or images were not cut off, but I think I should design with this in mind.
Here is the inside empty page before the backcover with another barcode.
In conclusion, the biggest achievement of this project is that everyone from A to Z made my own books.
Myungja Anna Koh