Ed. note: This post (part of the Book Construction Blueprint series) was briefly published on February 2, 2010, and removed a few hours later. After hitting the “Publish” button I realized there were numerous images in the post that needed more than attribution, they needed permission from the rights holder. In this case, that was […]
Why Self-Published Books Look Self-Published describes a host of mistakes that authors make and how to avoid them
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book’s Front Matter includes a checklist of front matter items.
How to Check Your Book Proof in 3 Simple Steps including a step by step process to approve the interior layout, the content, and the cover of your book
Book Design for Self-Publishers: Workflow, Interior Design Stage including creating page elements, selecting typefaces to use in the book, and more
4 Top Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid and why they create problems in your book. Including the wrong way to space text, to import copy, and to style it.
Book Design for Self-Publishers: Workflow Overview including three stages: Design, Layout and Production, plus Graphics and Covers
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 3 in which we look at the Printer’s Quotation and derive the cost of our books
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 1 covers the terminology and organization of an estimate from a book printer
Lightning Source, Inc., the print on demand supplier that’s a division of Ingram Book Company, is arguably the biggest supplier of digital books to the publishing trade. They are used by many traditional publishers, and by competitive self-publishers who want to make use of Ingram’s distribution channels. One of the really neat features of their […]