Self-Publishing

Learn how to self publish your book, from start to finish, with helpful step-by-step guides to formatting and publishing your book.

A Must Read for Indie Authors (Built on Pressbooks!)

Sherrie Wilkolaski’s Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals There’s a new book out on self-publishing, and it’s one you’ll want to read! Built on Pressbooks by longtime publishing pro Sherrie Wilkolaski, “Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals” is full of expert and detailed advice to help authors become successful publishers of their works. In the book, Wilkolaski,

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10 Things to Know When Formatting Your Ebook

Back by popular demand! Here are the top things authors need to know as they go to compile an ebook. 1. Ebook development is not the same as web development. A Web developer knows how to develop Web sites that will look good in a browser. An ebook developer designs books that will look good on ereader

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Upcoming Training for Indie Publishers: IBPA

The IBPA Publishing University conference is designed to help self-published authors and indie publishers take their craft to the next level. We’ll be there, and we hope you will too! The annual event will be held April 7-8 this year in Portland, Oregon. Pressbooks marketing manager Elizabeth Mays will be presenting a session on the

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What Best-Selling Authors Aren’t Telling You: The Three Elements You’re Including in Your Book That Work Against You!

By Alinka Rutkowska What if everything you’ve been taught about packaging your book was WRONG? Include a bio. Wrong. Ask for a review. Wrong. Feature your other books. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Let’s start with your bio. Yeah, yeah, you need to build authority and you need to appear interesting. But the truth is that your reader

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2017 Publishing Trends for Authors and the Industry

By Lauren Wise Midnight Publishing The publishing landscape is always evolving; and it’s not slow, like water carving out canyons. It peaks and dips, like shifting sand dunes—and the winds of change have been strong in the past 10 years on all angles. Even though there wasn’t a big book hit in 2016, the industry is

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Upcoming Training for Indie Publishers

These upcoming training opportunities will help you be an even more successful publisher. How to Write and Publish an Ebook In this on-demand course, Tara Gentile and Creative Live have created a simple, step-by-step formula that anyone can follow to write or publish an ebook. The 16 video lessons include how to outline and write your book

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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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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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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[footnote]*the ideal

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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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