Guy Kawasaki has been a constant presence at publishing events since launching APE: Author, Publisher, Entrpreneur (featured here along with my interview with Kawasaki: APE-ing Your Book with Guy Kawasaki [Audio]). After the interview, I forwarded to Guy and his co-author, Shawn Welch, a bunch of suggestions. Guy had solicited feedback on the book all […]
Are You Trying to Create an “Impossible” Book? discusses strategies for producing books that work and don’t work for self-publishers
Video: Why Publishers Love Hardcover Books, using Tess Collin’s Helen of Troy to show two formats produced together
4 Solutions to the Book Discount System including ignoring it, using print on demand, printing by offset, and signing with a book distributior
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 2 How to create a Request for Estimate for a short-run book printer.
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 1 covers the terminology and organization of an estimate from a book printer
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction by Sally Fletcher. Music, Healing and Harmony and the design and production process
Self-Publishing Case Study: Inspirational Photography Book, Opening the Gates of the Heart by Carolyn CJ Jones, a study in the design of a photography book and how the elements come together.
A Friend’s Book: Tom Millea and The Book of Palms describes the long journey the book designer travels to get his friend’s book into print despite all obstacles