self-publishing

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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Book Formatting Secrets, Building Your Author Website and More

New to Pressbooks? Here’s Your Quick-Start Guide  At Pressbooks, we have lots of resources for getting started. We’ve put them all in one place in this quick orientation to Pressbooks software. Book Formatting Secrets from Bestselling Author Mimi Barbour Mimi Barbour took some time out of her busy writing schedule to share how she uses Pressbooks

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How to Create Your Author Website Using Self-Hosted WordPress

In a previous post, I wrote about how to create an author website using the free and simplest-to-use version of WordPress, WordPress.com. Here I’m going to show you how to create a self-hosted WordPress website to promote yourself and your book as an author. But first, why would you want to create a self-hosted WordPress website versus the easier-to-use WordPress.com? WordPress.com

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Book Formatting Secrets from Bestselling Author Mimi Barbour

By Mimi Barbour When I first decided I wanted a career as an author and not to just have a book with my name on it, I had to make a lot of serious choices. The decisions that faced me mostly had to do with publishing a professional product and not an amateurish piece of

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Check Out This Award-Winning Book, and Learn How You Can Create One Too

Award-Winning Book Created on Pressbooks San Francisco-based startup ThinkApps used Pressbooks to create its first book–and the award-winning book has already been named Book of the Year by Product Hunt. Read about how ThinkApps’ produced their award-wining book, and where you can read the book, which features insights from 25+ well-known tech founders and investors. ICYMI:

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How Pressbooks Helped a San Francisco Tech Company Bring Its First Book to Life

By Becky Cruze The team at ThinkApps, a software development company headquartered in San Francisco, California, has lots of experience creating products. In fact, within just the past few years, we’ve designed and built apps for web, mobile, and wearable devices that are used by millions of users around the world. We’ve also created a

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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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The Pressbooks Guide to Self Publishing: Revised

Wondering How to Self Publish? The Pressbooks Guide to Self Publishing Can Help! We recently updated our free downloadable ebook, The Pressbooks Guide to Self Publishing. The book explains how to take control of your publishing destiny, without spending thousands of dollars on the parts of publishing that you can easily do yourself. In the 2nd edition, you’ll

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The 5 Things You Need to Print Your Book

You’ve written your book. Now it’s time to get physical copies into your readers hands. Here’s what you’ll need to print your book. 1. Get a Print-Ready Book Cover Print book covers are different than ebook covers, so if you have an ebook cover, you’re not done yet. Print book covers are not easy to design correctly yourself,

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