self-publishing

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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How to Prepare for #NanoWriMo

#NaNoWriMo is back! Are you ready to join a worldwide tribe of creatives and write a novel this November? If so, here’s how to prepare. The first step is to commit: You are going to do this! Now, it’s all about logistics. How will you fit consistent dedication to writing into your already crazed daily routine?

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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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5 Ways to Use Print Books to Market Yourself as an Author

Creating print versions of your books is easy and affordable now that print-on-demand venues enable you to print in small quantities. You can print a handful of books and use them strategically to market yourself as an author. Here’s how. 1. Use Printed Books as Collateral Printed copies of your book make ideal promotional items. A book has

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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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Why Print Books Still Matter in Self Publishing

I am in bed with my iPad, realizing my relationship has soured with the book I intended to spend the day with. This book suddenly feels like work. In fairness, that’s partially because it’s a book about work. But, I realize, it’s also because it’s on my device. A device I could work on and

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Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Hello to Writer’s Flow

By Akshay Sachdeva You know that feeling when you’ve got deadlines to meet, and you just can’t get your brain to produce awesome content? Ever been overwhelmed with a major writing project, feeling completely burnt out with no motivation to write? It’s called writer’s block! This post is dedicated to helping you get ‘unstuck’ by

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5 Nonfiction Books You Can Write Today

Inspiration can be elusive. You sit down to write but you can’t focus. The muse called in sick, but your inner critic’s hard at work. It’s time to write something you can finish. In our experience, it’s much easier to write about facts than fiction. That’s where nonfiction books come in. Facts are stranger than

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