Monday, March 17, 2014

Creating Large Print books with Create Space

Did you know you can publish a separate print book that is a large print edition on Createspace?  

When you publish a large print edition, it will then be linked with your Kindle, print and audiobook versions.   I have done this with my book, “A Life of Gratitude.”

Although we have not had many sales of our large print books, one author told me that 50% of her sales are of the large print edition.  It is another way to provide your book to your readers and potentially diversify your income.

How to Publish a Large Print Edition of Your Book

I contacted Createspace about publishing a large print edition book and here is what they said..

“You will be required to set up your title as you would any other using the large font size (i.e. at least 16 pt font).  

Under the ‘Description’ of the Distribution section you will need to indicate that this is a large print book. Once this box is ticked, your title will be listed as ‘Large Print’ on the Amazon detail page.

Furthermore, you will need to set up your book as a new title with a new ISBN. In addition, your large print title will be linked with the paperback and Kindle version if they offer the same content.”

I took screenshots of how you do this within your Createspace account below:


Therefore, all you need to do is change the size of your font, check the formatting for any changes, and finally upload the changes as a new book. 

Amazon has an entire separate section for just large print books that you can see here:

About Shelley:
Shelley Hitz is an award-winning and internationally best-selling author. She is the owner of and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. She teaches from personal experience.  Shelley has been writing and publishing books since 2008 and has published over 30 books including print, eBook and audio book formats.
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