Story behind Self-Publishing Nerd: Almost eight years ago I took the plunge into the self-publishing world, after having had a book published by a small, independent press. I discovered it made better economic sense to form my own independent publishing company, Diamond Press, and publish my own books. It was a challenge to learn all of the print and ebook file requirements needed to publish the books. I also quickly discovered that it is impossible to create the PDF/x-1a:2001 files required for print without the correct software. I wanted to help other authors and publishers facing the same dilemma, so I began offering low cost PDF file conversion services at Diamond Press. (www.diamondpresspublishing.com) That business quickly grew into formatting print and ebooks for publication, and I also specialize in helping clients make their covers meet IngramSpark’s tricky file requirements. I have helped hundreds of clients over the years–all of whom have found me either through my website, Diamond Press, or through the book I wrote, Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, available at Amazon. The business has grown so much that I decided to start a team and launch Self-Publishing Nerd so we could offer a more comprehensive listing of services to clients.
I would love to help you achieve your publishing dreams, as well. If you have any questions, or if you’ve encountered any publishing problems, such as files that are being rejected by IngramSpark, please contact me. I would be very happy to take a look at your files and provide you with a plan of action to solve the issues. My goal is to save you time and eliminate all frustration from your publishing process. It is time for you to achieve your publishing dreams!