How to build a layout template for a book

How to build a layout template for a book

When you open a book, what is the first thing that you see? Words. Typically lots of them. What is easy to forget is that a lot of thought has gone into how these words are presented: their size, their look, the size of the margins, right down to the distance between...
Choosing the right paper for your book

Choosing the right paper for your book

Creating a book is a complex task, as creative as it is technical. The three most important elements are the manuscript, the cover image and of course the choice of paper. The type of paper will directly impact your readers’ tactile and visual experience of your book....
How to market your book and sell it online

How to market your book and sell it online

We speak to authors all day who ask about marketing. What is it? How do I do it? Can someone take care of it for me? Here is an article to answer these questions and teach you how to market your book. Hopefully it will leave you feeling clearer about what marketing is...
Book cover design fundamentals

Book cover design fundamentals

The publishing world has transformed in significant ways over the past several decades—with the emergence of the Internet, print-on-demand and ebooks, each having contributed to the birth of the indie author movement. Despite these changes in the landscape, many...
Finalizing your manuscript for the editor

Finalizing your manuscript for the editor

The most important thing for a writer is, of course, to write. To publish your book, you first need to write your manuscript. Once your manuscript is done, next comes the editing — followed by cover design and book layout, printing, and marketing. To make sure your...