Business Owners, Here’s How to Blog a Book in 2017

Have you been thinking about new ways to market your business in the new year? Turning your blog into a book should be among your new year’s resolutions. You can use the print version as a high-end calling card and the ebook download for lead capture. Plus, you’ll build authority that may help you leverage speaking engagements and other

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Introducing: Hypothesis Annotations in Pressbooks

By Zoe Wake Hyde Pressbooks has recently added Hypothesis as an annotation and highlighting tool that can be added to your webbook. If you already know about Hypothesis, we think you’ll be quite excited by this, but if you’re not familiar, here’s what you need to know. What is Hypothesis? Hypothesis is a simple web annotation tool

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Webinar: Format Your Book Like a Pro

Free Webinar: Format Your Book Like a Pro Thursday, December 15, 1 p.m., EST We’ve partnered with Merrimack Media, founders of the DIY publishing with guidance program Publi, to offer free training on how to format your book professionally using Pressbooks. In this Bestseller Bootcamp webinar, Pressbooks Director of Marketing and Operations Elizabeth Mays will take you through the easy

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[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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