Mailbag Letters from Self-Publishers with the kinds of queries that authors need indie publishing education to solve
24 Practical Tips for Using Photos in your Print on Demand Books using Word to layout your book, with tips on usage, preparation and problem solving.
Print on Demand: CreateSpace or Lightning Source? Each company has its natural customers, and they both have the backing of huge companies
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Pick the Size of your Book. Standard sizes vary for different genres of books, and printing methods may dictate your choices. Offset printing will give you many more size and paper choices than digital printing.
Christy Pinheiro has succeeded as a self-publisher by using CreateSpace, the Amazon.com affiliate, as her supplier and route to Amazon. She shares with the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association monthly meeting some of her strategies and motivations.
This was the headline in a news report by Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly yesterday: Self-Published Titles Topped 764,000 in 2009 as Traditional Output Dipped Here’s the intro to the story: A staggering 764,448 titles were produced in 2009 by self-publishers and micro-niche publishers, according to statistics released this morning by R.R. Bowker. The number […]
At today’s meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA), President Pete Masterson as usual presided over the first hour’s Q&A session. I always find these interesting. Each month there’s a lot of people who are new to BAIPA and the questions people bring to the meeting reveal something of the state of independent […]