New! 7-Day Email Course on Self-Publishing from Pressbooks

Are you wanting to publish your book independently but not sure how to get started? You’ll find all the help advice you need in our new email course on self-publishing. The seven-day email course covers: Independent Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing Terminology, Technology, & Formatting Your Manuscript Creating Your Book Covers for Ebook and Print Other Elements of Publishing:

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Self Publishing Today: Easy, Affordable, Better for Authors

Years ago, I helped an author who wanted advice on self-publishing for a series of books he was writing. I’ll call him John. John told me that for one of his books, he had paid a company $10,000 to help him self-publish, and he ended up hating both the product and the process. And for all that, the company didn’t

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Video Shows How to Self Publish, From Start to Finish

We’ll Teach You How to Self Publish Did you miss our 5-minute video on how to self publish? Here it is again! Check it out to learn more about self publishing, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Pressbooks YouTube channel. You’ll be the first to know when we post helpful video tutorials.   Want more

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Self Publishing: Terms You Need to Know

Self publishing can be confusing. There are many terms you need to know. We’ve tried to pack them all into two minutes in our latest video designed to help simplify self publishing. Check it out to learn more, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Pressbooks YouTube channel. You’ll be the first to know when new tutorials

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Book Printing Program Expands, Plus: Self-Publishing Resources

Resources to help you master the art of self-publishing. Free Ebook: The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing Want to know more about self-publishing and the process of producing and distributing your book? Download our free ebook at self-publishing.pressbooks.com. The book is available in Kindle and other ereader formats and will show you how to create and self-publish your book

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The Self Publishing Glossary

Confused by the nuances of self publishing? We’re here to help, with a glossary of important terms you need to understand if you’re planning to self publish. MOBI This is the file that you would traditionally submit to the Kindle store. While Amazon has adapted its requirements so you can submit other files instead, your book is

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How to Self Publish an Ebook: Illustrated Guides

As an independent author you now have the power to self publish in many markets. But that power doesn’t come with a handy set of instructions. That’s why we’ve prepared these handy infographics to simplify self publishing. The guides will show you how to self publish an ebook, how to self publish on Amazon and

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Is Self Publishing for You?

There are some advantages to publishing your book through a conventional publisher but there are also advantages to self publishing. This infographic visually illustrates the major differences between the traditional publishing process and self publishing. Find this infographic useful? You can also download a printable PDF of this guide. Want more information on self publishing? We’ve

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10 Things to Know When You Self Publish

Want to self publish? Here are 10 things you might not know. 1. If you’re self publishing ebooks, you’ll generally want to submit a MOBI (for Kindle self publishing) or EPUB file (everyone else) to the bookstores. While you can submit other types of files such as Word docs, they’ll be auto-converted, and the results aren’t

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How to Self Publish Your Book: 5 Critical Choices

Naturally, here at Pressbooks, we get a lot of questions from writers on how to self publish your book. Implicit in these is the assumption there’s only one linear way to do it–something that can be encapsulated into a quick, comprehensive one-sentence response. The reality is there are multiple routes to self-publishing, and many choices you’ll need to make along

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