[UPDATED] Temporary Issue with Cardo Font in PDF Exports

This issue has now been resolved, but some users may need to make a small change if they are using Custom CSS with any of the affected themes. See instructions on how to fix the problem at the end of this post. We’ve recently encountered an issue with our PDF conversion tool that will temporarily

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Book Marketing 101: What’s a Logline and Why You Need One

By Jenny Pivor Don’t Be a Bore! How a Logline can crystalize your marketing copy and help your writing too. Have you ever been cornered by a bore at a party? You know the one that I mean: he goes on and on, telling every detail (did you ask?) about some uninteresting topic and you

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Image Sizing & Resolution for Your Book

By Zoe Wake Hyde At Pressbooks, we often get questions about how to make sure the images in your book are print-ready and ebook-perfect. To address some of the most common queries and offer some guidance on how to manage your images even before you upload them to Pressbooks, we’ve developed this short FAQ. It should

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Build Your Book Publishing Budget

When you’re an indie author, you’re not just a writer. You’re also a publisher, and have to facilitate editing, ebook conversion, formatting, cover design, distribution, printing and marketing for your book. There’s no shortage of companies willing to do all this for you, but outsource everything, and it adds up fast. Think of how many $3.99 books

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Changes to Footnotes in Galbraith and Graham Themes

We have recently made a small change in the Galbraith and Graham themes that may increase your page count if you have a long book with lots of footnotes. We have slightly altered the footnote spacing in order to give the text more room, particularly next to page footers, and while we have minimized the

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What Writers Learned at Indie Author Day

On Indie Author Day, nearly 300 libraries across North America simulcast a panel of publishing experts who answered questions from authors about writing and self-publishing. The panel was moderated by Jon Fine, former director of author and publisher relations at Amazon, and included Robin Cutler, director of IngramSpark; Jim Blanton, library director at the Louisville

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How to Line Up Reviews for Your Book Launch

By Miral Sattar, CEO Bibliocrunch Getting reviews is an important part of book marketing. It’s essential to have a marketing plan for your book that includes reviews. Books don’t just sell themselves. Review outreach is probably where you’ll spend a good chunk of your time. Does your plan include giving away your book for free?

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10 Things Your Author Website Must Contain

Building your author website? Here are 10 things you’ll want to include. 1. Email Signup Capability Your author website should have three goals: Get potential readers to buy your books. Get potential readers to try your books, thereby becoming fans who might later buy your books. Collect readers and prospective readers’ contact information so that

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Here’s What to Ask Your Book Editor (Before Signing a Contract)

Editing is possibly the most crucial–and costly–service you’ll need as an independent publisher. Here are some questions to ask when interviewing your book editor to be sure you find the right editor for your project and the best value for your investment.   Q1. What type of editor are you? Just because someone has the word

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New! Control Your Book’s Font Size, Margins, Running Heads & Feet

We’re Changing How Theme Options Work in Pressbooks Finally, more control of your PDF outputs. There are a few things much harder than they should be in Pressbooks: changing the font size and page margins of your PDF, for instance. This is especially a problem when you are trying to control the length of your book, which can help

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