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One of the most important steps when getting ready to publish a book is formatting. Read blog articles related to common questions that authors have when getting ready to format their book.
Do you have questions about how to assemble your book’s copyright page? Here’s a breakdown of what information you should include and how you should present it. Read more
What you include in the front matter of your book depends on the information you want to impart to your reader to help enhance, explain, or set things up. Read more
You can create a beautiful book, inside and out. Once you’re finished with your content, you need to make sure your book looks as good as it reads. Read more
Why do you need a professional editor to polish your book? We can give you a ton of reasons, but we’ll let these posts do the talking.
Why, exactly, is editing such a vital step when self-publishing? Learn from a self-published author himself, here.
What are readers and agents looking for when they pick up a manuscript? Check out what makes your book ready for publication here.
Ever read a published book and find a grammatical mistake, or maybe even two? That’s because you can never overedit – learn more here.
What is an ISBN? What is metadata? We have answers to your frequently asked questions.
Of all the mysteries surrounding the process of self publishing, the book ISBN ranks among the most intimidating to many new authors. We’re here to allay your concerns and give you answers. Read more
Here are some pointers on how to best enter your book’s metadata, upload your manuscript for publishing, and everything else that goes into the ordering process. Read more
Metadata tells booksellers, libraries, and your potential readers everything they need to know about your book. Read more
Everyone always says “don’t judge a book by its cover” but that doesn’t mean your book cover shouldn’t look amazing!
Readers are basing their book-purchasing decisions on a single image with a few pixels. That’s one reason you need the services of a professional cover designer. Read more
Despite the old cliché, your prospective eBook and print buyers will judge your book by its cover. Read more
The 150 to 200 words you’ll choose to place on your book’s back cover might just be the most important words in your entire book project. Read more
Your book is written, formatted, designed and ready for the public. Now how do you get it into the eager hands of hungry readers? Today even completely unknown authors have the ability to get global eBook distribution to all the most popular eBook platforms. These articles will get you there.
You’ve heard the phrase “content is king,” but it’s time to revise that to “distribution rules,” which is why you need to publish your book internationally. Read more
Excerpted from our guide, "How To Publish On Amazon," get a glimpse into why Amazon is the most important (but not the only) retailer you need to focus on. Read more
Successful self-published authors are tapping into larger markets, which include many other retailers beyond Amazon. “Less is more” is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don’t limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales. Read more
BookBaby makes your books available in many different bookstores, but Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla in the distribution room. This means you need to focus your attention on optimizing your metadata to get the best search results for Amazon’s search engine algorithm. Read more
You’ve done it! Your book is published. Congratulations. You’ve done what many dream of doing (but rarely accomplish). This in itself is a huge a success. Take a few days to drink champagne and be merry; but don’t leave your book alone on a digital shelf for too long. Promoting your book is the essential next step and, believe it or not, it can be really fun.
You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Now, it’s time to release it to the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch party. Read more
Effective marketing copy must be customized for the intended consumer. Use these nine tips to help you write persuasive marketing copy when you promote your books. Read more
It may seem like marketing your book is an uphill battle, especially for new authors, but if you stick with it and have an organized plan, you can gain momentum — and ideally, more book sales! Read more
A pre-sale period gives you an opportunity to build a foundation for your book’s success. Without spending the time and energy to make sure that foundation is ready, your book sales will suffer. Read more
Social media is a key element of many authors’ marketing plans, but you’re making a mistake if you focus on book sales — especially right out of the gate. Start early, take it seriously, and be social, and you may find success promoting on social media. Read more
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