The Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing

Self-publishing doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a fortune. Here’s a quick, visual overview of the six steps you’d need to take to self-publish your book on a shoestring.   Want to print this guide for reference? Download a PDF version of the Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing.

Book Publishing and Marketing: 5 Questions for Author Justin Swapp

It’s not everyday you meet an accomplished indie book author who is also an M.B.A. Justin Swapp, author of The Shadow Magic Series, produced the ebook version of his novel The Magic Shop using Pressbooks.com. He took time out from writing the sequel to share his insights on book publishing, marketing and the power to self-publish. 

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EBOOK+PDF PRO Packages Only $64 This Week

Would you rather…produce your book files A) the hard, slow expensive way or B) the fast, simple way? That’s what we thought! If you chose option B, you’ve made a smart choice to use Pressbooks.com, the simple, self-service platform for book file conversion. Pressbooks is one of the ONLY ways to produce PROFESSIONAL-looking book files

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We’re Making Pressbooks Better!

We’re Making Improvements Pressbooks has a new website, knowledge base and more. This month, we continue to make the best platform for making professional-looking books even better.  New Website and Knowledge Base  Celebrate with us–it’s finally here: a more modern, easier-to-use website that we hope will make clearer what Pressbooks does, and how to use it.

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How I Write: Tips on the Craft from Biographer Marshall Terrill

Biographer Marshall Terrill has written 20 books chronicling the lives of famous people, from a definitive biography on Steve McQueen to his most recent book, Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life and Mysterious Death of a Gentleman Boxer. Terrill pulled away from his busy writing schedule to share how he approaches the process of writing a book.

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How to Self-Publish a Book, Without Going Broke

Remember when you didn’t hold the power to publish in your pocket? It was barely eight years ago when the debut of the smartphone transformed ordinary people into media creators. Suddenly, anyone could instantly create and broadcast content to the world through social media. Even before that, blogging platforms like WordPress had given us the power to create our own blogs

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5 Questions for Book Designer Sue Trowbridge

Sue Trowbridge is the founder of Interbridge.com. She designs book interiors and websites for authors. Her clients include such well-known authors as William Kent Krueger, Cara Black, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Rhys Bowen, Sujata Massey, Ellen Hart, Naomi Hirahara, Susan McBride, Terence Faherty, John Gilstrap and many more. Pressbooks: You’ve produced more than a dozen books using Pressbooks. Tell

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4 Helpful Resources for Self-Publishing Writers

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite websites and resources for indie authors planning to self-publish a book. 1. Inspiration for Authors Sure, you should be writing, but if you’re going to procrastinate, you might as well do it productively. These TED talks on writing are just the thing to kickstart your creativity…and get you back at

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3 Writing Tips that will Motivate You

Writing a book is hard work. We rounded up some quick tips and inspiration from some of our favorite indie authors. On organizing your writing From Michele Kimbrough, romance author of novels Dangerously in Love, Prudence and Wildflower More tips here.  I don’t have a problem deleting entire chapters (sometimes two or three at a time) if they

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