View a selection of well-designed self-published book covers. The best book covers go beyond look and feel, and should include a smart packaging strategy.
Get up to speed on tech terms related to publishing a book, such as responsive web design, download, operating system, and address bar.
Learn book marketing lingo, including terms such as author platform, book review, book trailer, and media kit.
When you’re publishing a book, a lot of questions crop up, such as “How many copies should I print?” The answer? It depends on goals, marketing, and budget.
The quality and originality of illustrations in a children’s book can make or break its success. Here’s how to choose and work with a professional illustrator.
Learn how to use Microsoft Word Track Changes during the editing process to keep or discard suggested changes. Use these best practices for a clean manuscript.
Learn what a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) is, how to get one, whether you’re eligible for a number, and where to display the LCCN in your book.
Learn what an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is and what they’re used for. Want one or more for your book? Find out how to buy an ISBN here.
A step-by-step guide to the editing process and everything you need to know about self-editing, beta readers, developmental editors, copy editors, proofreaders.
Printing books takes time… but how long? Offset and digital (plus print-on-demand) printing times vary. Check out our infographics for comparison and reference.