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!