How-to

Learn how to do common tasks in Pressbooks, and how to use Pressbooks as a tool to advance your publishing efforts.

Infographic: 3 Simple Ways to Distribute and Publish Your Book

Last week, we wrote about how and where to distribute and publish your book. This week, we’ve produced a handy infographic with the simplest path to distributing and publishing your book. Want to keep this for reference? You can download and print the quick-reference guide to book publishing and distribution. To learn more about how to

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How to Blog a Business-Boosting Book Using Pressbooks

By Nina Amir You have likely heard it said that a book provides the best business card you can hand out. This statement is not an empty claim. Authoring a book makes you an authority on your topic as well as an expert in your field. When it comes to business, this can give you

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The Easiest Way to Create a Book Using Pressbooks

It’s no secret Pressbooks is one of the easiest ways to create your book files for ebook publishing, and keep control of these files and where you publish them. But lately, many of you have asked us what’s the easiest way to get your manuscript into our ebook creation software. Though we’ve created lots of documentation on

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How to Self-Publish Your Book in Ebookstores and in Print

You’ve written your book and created the book files you’ll need to self-publish (MOBI for Kindle, EPUB for all other ebookstores and PDF for print). The hardest task of self-publishing is behind you! But a sometimes-mystifying task is still ahead. Next, you’ll want to distribute your book.  If, like many of our readers, you used Pressbooks.com, your publishing options

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Advanced Book Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors from #UPublishU

Are you already doing basic marketing for your books, but wondering how to take it to the next level? Last week at self-publishing conference #UpublishU, Pressbooks partner Bibliocrunch  hosted a panel to help with just this dilemma. Bibliocrunch CEO Miral Sattar moderated the panel, which included Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., and

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Book Marketing 101: How to Create an Author Website in WordPress

I’m about to save you thousands of dollars. This is the step-by-step I keep meaning to write for my writer colleagues, to save them from being dependent on someone else to create their author website/blog. I plan to make this a series of posts on the easiest / fastest / cheapest ways to create a modern-looking author website even if

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Self-Publishing Help: Tips on Book Publishing, Marketing and More

Have questions about the publishing process? These new Pressbooks resources will help.  The Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing Need help understanding self-publishing, and where Pressbooks fits in? Here’s our visual guide to the self-publishing process.  How to Turn Your Blog Into a Book  Repurposing Web content into book form adds value and convenience for your audience. Here’s how to

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Infographic: Advice for Self-Publishing Your Blog as a Book

Last week, we wrote about best practices for creating a book from your blog. Now, we’ve compiled that information into a handy infographic, The Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Turning Your Blog Into a Book. Find this infographic useful and want to keep it around for reference? You can download and print these tips as a PDF.

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Digital Publishing 101: How and Why to Go Blog to Book

You work hard to produce regular content for your blog and website. So why not get maximum return from your investment of time, money and energy? Give your blog a second life by repurposing (some of) it into book form. Here’s how to do it. Why You Should Turn Your Blog Into a Book First, come up

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Indie Author Ashley Fontainne on How She Writes a Book

Bestselling indie author Ashley Fontainne is well-known for her suspenseful thrillers.  Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film entitled Foreseen. And in January, she released her Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl. Fontaine was kind enough to share her best

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