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.

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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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[footnote]https://blog.reedsy.com/cost-to-self-publish-a-book[/footnote]. 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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Join Pressbooks for #SELFeCHAT About Indie Author Day

Follow along Thursday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. EST as SELF-e, Pressbooks and Indies Unlimited join forces for a twitter chat about indie publishing. Liz Mays of Pressbooks and K.S. Brooks of Indies Unlimited will discuss Indie Author Day, which is coming up Oct. 8, in a chat moderated by Porter Anderson. You can catch the

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New Email Course: Formatting Your Book With Pressbooks

One of the biggest expenses authors face when they publish independently is graphic design and ebook development, which can cost up to $1,700. However, you can save all but $99 of this budget line item, and still have a professional-caliber book that is elegantly formatted and meets all the specifications required by ebookstores and print-on-demand, when you use

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Ebook Formatting Answers: How is Ebook Development Different from Web Development?

If you’re creating an ebook manually, you need an ebook developer, not just a Web developer. Why is that, and how is ebook development different than Web development? A Web developer knows how to develop Web sites that will look good in a browser. Ebook reading software is specialized and doesn’t behave the same way

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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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Ebook Formatting Answers: Why You Can’t Force Dropcaps, Indents, Headers, Footers and Fonts in Ebooks

There are certain stylistic elements you can’t force when you’re formatting an ebook. What are some of these things and why is that the case? Here are a few examples of attributes it’s tough to control in ebooks: dropcaps, hanging indents, running headers, running footers and body fonts. Dropcaps in ebooks Dropcaps are one element

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Don’t Make These Rookie Self-Pub Marketing Mistakes

by Miral Sattar The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available to you and you no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book.

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How Much Does Book Formatting Cost?

Save Big on Book Formatting  Upgrades are only $59 at Pressbooks Through March 31 Use the discount code LETYOURBOOKBLOOM to upgrade your book files to PDF+EBOOK Pro before March 31 at midnight and you’ll save 40% off regular price.  How does this price compare to other book formatting options?  Pressbooks ($59 thru 3/31; normally $99):

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Join Your Local Library for Indie Author Day 2016

Libraries across North America will be hosting the first annual Indie Author Day Oct. 8. At 2 p.m. EST, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital broadcast featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. In addition, throughout the day, each participating library will offer events individualized to their local

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