Everything was going well, until I reached the amount of money I had. I realized I had to pay more when I had to change the margins and formatting to fit the 5.5x8.5" page.
No problem. The very kind lady helping me told me that I needed to submit the cover pictures separate. The book had to be in PDF format, I understand. I sent the cover pics in jpg, like a fool, I guess.
Regardless, they were somehow able to know those pics would need a "bleed over" to fit properly.
Okay, so I sent a bigger pic in PDF not realizing she meant a non-content size increase - in other words, the "t" at the end of my title would be cut-off. I made a tiny mistake. In order to send new cover-pictures, I needed to pay an extra $35.
Not the whole book, just two pictures. I don't have the money for it, so I cancelled the order. $80 cancel fee. I understand the $80 is teaching me a lesson (sorry if that sounds sarcastic).
So, I gave away $80. I don't think I'll be able to publish.
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe this is how they *** out the garbage. I should just relax, right?
Monetary Loss: $80.