Uploading for Publication

My final package from GetYourBookIllustrations included these files:

  • Ebook (.epub)
  • Front cover (.jpg)
  • Back cover (.jpg)
  • Hardback cover formatted for IngramSpark (.pdf)
  • Paperback cover formatted for KDP (.pdf)
  • Print book interior formatted for 8.5 x 8.5 inches (.pdf)
  • Coloring page (.jpg)
  • Author portrait (.jpg)

I transferred these files from Nifty, the sharing platform used by GetYourBookIllustrations, and began uploading. I am using KDP to publish both the ebook and paperback while the hardback publishes through IngramSpark. On each platform, I can view the book once it is uploaded. Thankfully I take time to scroll through the viewer. During this step, I realized that the landscape sizing I had chosen was not available through KDP. I also mistakenly uploaded the cover formatted explicitly for the hardback book with the paperback interior. 

Printed proofs are available for both hard and paperback versions. A delivery from KDP arrives at my home in about a week; the wait is 20 business days for printing at Ingram. After several months of working on the book, holding the physical book feels quite satisfying!