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Self-Publishing 101: The Mechanics
This is a course designed for the person who wants to do most of the work of creating and publishing their book on their own. It is a beginner to the intermediate level course – perfect for the first time author or maybe 2nd time author who realizes they missed some steps the first time around. It’s okay – publishing is a big, big, big world, and after years and years, I am STILL learning. So be kind to yourself!
What Authors Need To Know About Metadata
Kathy Meis of Bublish talks about the importance of metadata, and what authors need to know. Metadata is the backbone of book production, so don’t miss this one!
Loading Your Book To IngramSpark
Updated for new 2020 interface. Learn how to navigate IngramSpark. If you want your book to be in bookstores, it should be on IngramSpark.
Finding an editor for your book
Are you struggling with finding an editor? Getting your book edited is one of the most important elements of publishing a book. What’s the point of publishing a book […]
What Every Author Needs To Know About Copyright, ISBN and LCCN
There are three elements that identify a book as yours, and yours only. The first is your ISBN. You’ll want to ensure you have purchased a valid ISBN. The […]
What do authors need to know about metadata?
What is Metadata? Metadata is all the key data about your book. Simply put, it’s “data about data” and is essential to helping you sell your book online and for […]
The Paths to Publishing a Book
When it comes to publishing a book, there are so many options. It’s exciting...and also terrifying. There are so many publishing paths, but you can’t help but worry that one wrong choice is going to seal your book’s fate. Let me reassure you: I believe there is a...
What you need to know about book formatting
Book Formatting – Should you do it on your own or hire help? The importance of interior book layout *Updated and republished 10/10/21 This post will cover book formatting, interior […]
Publishing Bottlenecks: 2021 Book Shortage
It’s been all over the news: the publishing industry is careening towards a book shortage in the final quarter of 2021. And the ripple effects might last much longer than that! But what does it mean for authors? What is a book shortage? It’s true: Ingram and Bookazine...
How to send files to your Kindle (PDFs and Mobi files)
Have you received a PDF copy of a book that you want to view on your Kindle? Or did you download a .mobi file and don’t know how to open […]
The difference between em dash and en dash (editor’s tip)
Did you know that there is a difference between a hyphen (-), en dash (–), and em dash (—)? Did you know that there is a difference between hyphens (-), […]
Front and Back Matter for a Book – they Matter!
Front and Back Matter Do you know and understand what you need for the front and back matter of your book? What are the different elements that you need to […]