Self-Help Books

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You could be a public speaking coach looking to expand your clientele. Or maybe you're a working mother of two with a personal philosophy that can help others successfully manage their everyday lives. You strive for self-improvement.

Whatever your expertise, you have the knowledge to make a positive impact on others' lives. And publishing your own self-help book is one of the best ways to effectively deliver your message, establish yourself as a credible expert, and propel your career to the next level.

Choose the style and binding for your self-help book

We offer both softcover and hardcover printing options in a variety of sizes and paper stocks. Self-help printing options include: perfect binding, or hardcover (casebound). Print from a PDF or have us design your book cover and book interior. Here are some of our most popular styles:

Square 8.5" x 8.5"

Digest 5.5" x 8.5"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Landscape 9" x 7"

US Trade 6" x 9"

Case bound, 60lb natural
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Letter 8.5" x 11"

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Casebound, 80lb gloss
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Three things every Self-Help book needs:



If you want to be known as the expert in your field, then you must showcase your qualifications. Highlight your experience and do your homework-support your ideas and claims with data.


Your voice:

Speak with your readers the way parents do with their children-authoritative, yet supportive. More importantly, make sure your personality shines through because that's what readers connect with.


Experience & examples:

Writing about perseverance? Talk about that time you fell off your bike, but picked yourself up and tried again. Personal anecdotes are powerful, relatable, and easy to latch onto.

Self-Help publishing can make a difference

See how this elementary school teacher transformed her guidance into her own self-help book that prepares students for higher learning. With the help of her own BookShop™ page, she is now selling her book directly to her readers.

"I started writing letters to my sixth graders, and it eventually turned into my book."— Charmisse M. Owens, Self-Help Author

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Publish and sell your Self-Help book around the world

BookBaby authors can now publish and sell their printed books and eBooks in the world's biggest bookstores. We'll convert your self-help book into an eBook, sell it digitally in 60+ stores, and with our new Print On Demand technology you can now sell your self-improvement book one-by-one directly to your readers. And you can do it all without having to pay for large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

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Get a single copy of your book made for just $39!

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