THIS INFORMATION HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST DECADE. CreateSpace has now been amalgamated into KDP.
So after ordering my THIRD proof on the 7th of Sep they arrived on the 26th as I tweeted about. I checked over the cover which I had had professionally put together as my versions were just not working, and had very quickly been approved with no problem by CS.
So I just needed to fix some text which I did and re-uploaded the inside pdf Wednesday night. I was hoping for a quick turn around so I could put them up for sale, BUT NOOOOOOO, this morning I received an alert which told me the inside pdf was okay but the cover had issues and they would have to change them and I would have to order ANOTHER proof.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!?!?!
This is beyond ridiculous.
I emailed them and reminded them I had uploaded the cover with NO PROBLEMS from their end and ordered a proof on the 7th of Sep and it printed fine. I only changed the inside pdf NOT the cover and to NOT CHANGE ANYTHING.
Bloody hell, talk about things not going to schedule. I checked back on my blog posts to see when I had blogged about doing to whole self-pub thing and it was April 4th. So it looks like my books won’t make an Oct 1st debut, I have a feeling it will be six months exactly when they are.
God, what a lesson!