Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and the hybrid print book production-distribution method known as print on demand. Each of these technologies reduces the financial risk inherent in book publishing. This is especially important for print books, where print on demand has eliminated the need for […]
Book Construction Blueprint
A look at how to prepare artwork for books that will be foil stamped, blind stamped, or embossed with stamping dies
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