Self-publishing is a great way to break into the publishing world. Anyone who feels they have a story, or stories, inside them to tell can publish a book. As the name implies, the author is the publisher. When should you self-publish? People self-publish because it offers them an unrivaled freedom. They can write about whatever… Continue reading How to successfully self-publish your own book
When you write your book on a computer, a file is created. If using MS Word, the file format will be a .doc or .docx file. If you’re using InDesign, it will likely be an .indd file. The program you choose, will determine the file type. Your printing company likely has all of these programs,… Continue reading How to create a print-ready PDF
When designing the perfect book cover, you’ll need to factor in the width of the spine. There are numerous book spine calculators available online to help take the guesswork out of it — but what if you want to just do it yourself? Good news, you’re about to learn how! What’s needed to calculate spine… Continue reading How to calculate the spine width of your paperback
The three primary formats used to tell a life story are a biography, an autobiography, and a memoir. Distinguishing between the three can feel a bit confusing since they all share several similarities. But there are some distinct differences. Simply put, a biography is the life history of an individual, written by someone else. An… Continue reading What is the difference between an autobiography and a memoir?