I am loving the E-book because I can control most of my sell. I believe this less stress than finding and agent and getting your book out there. I was just wondering how many authors favor the e-books vs the stand book?
At Createspace you can upload your own cover, but I used their built in CoverCreator. With CC I uploaded an old photo that was appropriate and it did the rest. It was good enough. For the Kindle edition I just used Paint and it's a little rough. The Kindle people seem more forgiving. You can see both here: http://www.facebook.com/camp.letters.1942.1945.
I didn't intend to make an ebook. But since I had my book already in PDF format, it wasn't hard to create a Kindle shortly after. When I get around to make a Nook edition, it will be a chance to correct a typo I just found. Rats, I hate those. Once I get a bestseller, I can then afford an agent and a big publishing house. Until then, Create Space will be a close friend. CS doesn't cost me much to do both print and e. It's like there is a market for pickup trucks and another for smart cars, and I'm the dealer who aims to please.
I think that ebooks provide different success for brand writers than it would for well-established authors. I would think that a well-known author who has already built an active audience would do exceptionally well with publishing new work solely in ebook format. Their audience would be eager for fresh content. For brand new authors I usually recommend doing both because there is a level of credibility and authenticity with a printed book but ebooks are growing in popularity. Of course the same rules apply for both formats, the book has to be well written, professionally edited, formatted well, and what people like to read.