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Writing your book

Overcome your inner critic

Overcome your inner critic

The mind can be a writer’s harshest critic, and it never seems to shut up. But you don’t need to pay attention to everything it says. In this post, we introduce three techniques to help you cope with self-criticism. Read more

Completing a novel: a look at various writing methods

Completing a novel: a look at various writing methods

From outlining to sticky notes to just writing the darn thing, the writing methods and process of completing a novel will differ from writer to writer. Read more

Speed up! How to make better use of the time at your keyboard

Speed up! How to make better use of the time at your keyboard

These five tips can help you plan, brainstorm, and make better use of the time you spend writing a book. Read more

3 tips to writing better action scenes

3 tips to writing better action scenes

Do your books include depictions of physical or armed conflict? How do you write action scenes? What are your tricks? Read more

Radical revision: four ways to blow up and rebuild your novel

Radical revision: four ways to blow up and rebuild your novel

When your ideas stall or you’ve written yourself into a corner, maybe it’s time to do something radical to shake things up and revise your book. Read more

How to design, format, and print your book

Printed books 101: the components of a book (and where they go)

Printed books 101: the components of a book (and where they go)

A cheat sheet for self-published authors making print books. Read more

How to correctly format your book interior using word

How to correctly format your book interior using word

The good, the bad, and the ugly in book interiors. Read more

Printed books 101: how to prepare graphic files for book printing, pt. 1

Printed books 101: how to prepare graphic files for book printing, pt. 1

In order to ensure the highest-quality printing for your book, you’ll need to send your book printer manuscript files that are pristine. Read more

Printed books 101: how to prepare graphic files for book printing, pt. 2

Printed books 101: how to prepare graphic files for book printing, pt. 2

In order for you printed book to look as beautiful as you imagine it, you need to send your printer pristine files. Read more

Printed books 101: the five most common manuscript file preparation problems

Printed books 101: the five most common manuscript file preparation problems

If you want your printed book to look professional, be sure to avoid these common manuscript mistakes. Read more

How a self-published author got extraordinary book cover design

How a self-published author got extraordinary book cover design

Clear vision and a true collaboration with the BookBaby Design Studio makes self-published author Lauren Lynnes’s Secret Watchers series look extraordinary. Read more

How to promote your book

5 ways to get publicity for your book (that aren’t related to your book launch or book tour)

5 ways to get publicity for your book (that aren’t related to your book launch or book tour)

Contacting the press and embarking on a book tour are part of your publicity campaign, but there are other ways to drum up excitement for your book launch. Read more

Social media basics for authors: simple and effective book promotion tips

Social media basics for authors: simple and effective book promotion tips

When it comes to promoting your self-published book, traditional book marketing strategies are effective. But if you want to reach a wider audience, the solution is social media marketing. Read more

Nine things authors should be doing on Twitter right now

Nine things authors should be doing on Twitter right now

Social media marketing doesn’t always play to most writers’ strengths, but having a plan and a goal can help you effectively market your book on Twitter. Read more

The PESO model for authors and book promotion

The PESO model for authors and book promotion

The PESO model has been used in PR campaigns for years, and it’s a model that can work for your book promotion and marketing efforts. Read more

100 ways to celebrate your literary success

100 ways to celebrate your literary success

You’ve finished your novel, you’re ready to self publish, and you’re considering print books for promotion and giveaways. How many should you print? Make it an even 100 to start with! Read more

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Book Printing Preparation Checklist

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Book Printing Preparation Checklist

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