How to Format Your Self-Published Book How to Format Your Self-Published Book by Moira Allen Return to DIY Publishing · Print/Mobile-Friendly Version As children, we were advised, "Don't judge a book by its cover!" Yet this is precisely what we do in nearly every area of life --especially when it comes to books! If you're contemplating self-publishing--whether via a print-on-demand or traditional printer--it's vital to keep that in mind. People will judge your book by appearances, and if it appears slipshod and unprofessional, readers will assume its content is no better than its presentation. Unfortunately, getting a good cover often does mean hiring a pro -- but fortunately, you don't have to shell out big bucks to make the interior of your book look good! Step 1: Proofread! A professional "look" won't save a book riddled with errors. Step 2: Look at a Book! I'm always amazed by books produced by authors who apparently never noticed what a professionally published book looks like! Step 3: Establish Your Format Find Out More...
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CreateSpace Spine Calculator Our CreateSpace width calculator is simple to use, and calculating the spine width of a book takes seconds. Simply enter the number of pages, select the type of paper, and calculate the spine width for an instant, accurate result. Use our CreateSpace width calculator to save time and to ensure that your spine dimensions are accurate. CreateSpace is a wonderful outlet for writers who want to self-publish their books. A CreateSpace width calculator is helpful for publishers who need quick calculations for the appropriate size their spine image or artwork must be. When looking at CreateSpace’s specifications for cover dimensions it is all on one page and difficult to sort through to find exactly what you are looking for.
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Book Cover Success and Failure Explained Not that long ago I was asked to create a presentation that would help authors when it came time to design a book cover. I know that there are lots of do-it-yourselfers who are self-publishers, and there are also authors who are buying services from professionals. I wanted to create a presentation that would give both kinds of authors useful information. Since I’ve been judging book covers for a long time (and hundreds more in the monthly Ebook Cover Design Awards) I know how difficult it can be for an author to see her book cover objectively. Especially for first-time authors, it can be a real and difficult challenge to step back and try to see your book cover as a selling vehicle for your book, and not as an extension of your own identity. Your Book Cover Has a Job to Do (or Maybe 5) Taking that vast variety into account, and confining myself to books that their authors hope to sell commercially, it seemed like there were 5 separate tasks your book cover has to accomplish:
CreateSpace Community: Creating a PDF for Print If you're planning to submit your own fully-formatted files to CreateSpace for publication, you'll first need to format your book document according to CreateSpace specifications using our online submission guidelines. Before submitting your finished documents, they will first need to be converted to PDF. Follow one of the three methods below to output a PDF intended for high-quality printing. Keep in mind that PDF is an open source file format, which means anyone can write PDF creation software programs or plug-ins. Option 1: Print to PDF With the native document open in the application you used to create your work, select "File>Print"Select "PDF" from the list of printers you are able to print to. Option 2: Export as PDF Option 3: Save as PDF Members using Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 or later, please visit the Help section and download the CreateSpace preflight profile. You may also be interested in... Members' Top 10 File Specification Challenges Understanding Book Elements: Trim Size
How to Publish an Ebook on Amazon Self-publishing through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform is quick and easy. I thought it might be helpful to write a quick walk-through to take new users through the publishing process one step at a time using screenshots. In order to get started, simply follow this link to the Kindle Direct Publishing site, sign on with your amazon account, or create a new account. Your new titles will have a status on the far right side of your Bookshelf. So let's learn how to add a new title to your Kindle Bookshelf. Clicking on this button will take you to the publishing screen where you can enter the details for your new book. The first thing you will be asked to do is enter your book details, such as title, series title, book description, author, and so on. Now, let's take this one box at a time. Next, you will need to indicate whether this book is part of a series or not. TIP: On Amazon, your series name will appear in parentheses beside your book title. Finished!!
How to Improve Your Description Copy to Sell More Ebooks Your book description on retailer sites like Amazon is one of the most important ebook marketing elements at your disposal. Your cover and title will catch potential readers’ attention, but your description is what will make the sale. The strongest part of your description should be the first 150 words. But what can you do to pack a bigger punch into such a small space? At BookBub, we often run split A/B tests to see what blurb copy resonates most with our subscribers. In this post we’ll share the biggest takeaways so you can incorporate these findings into your own book descriptions. How we tested our blurbs Before diving into the results, let’s review how we collected this data. It’s important to note that we tested the copy only in emails to our own members, so while these results are good indicators as to what copy BookBub readers prefer, implementing the findings from these tests won’t guarantee an increase in sales. Copy that sells based on actual data Bestseller type. Related Posts
Take pride in your eBook formatting - Guido Henkel: Guido Henkel To me, one of the key elements that sets apart a professional eBook release from that of an amateur has always been the technical presentation of the book. Sure, anyone can write a document in a word processor, run it through some export tool, use a fully automated conversion utility or peruse the services of an online service, but the sad fact of the matter is that none of these approaches typically results in, what I call, production-level digital books. So, why are people using them? I have spent a lot of time thinking about this and observing how other authors approach their eBook publishing, and the more I examined it, the more I have noticed that there are generally two reasons for it. The first reason is that many authors simply don’t know any better. Don’t get sloppy on the home stretch! If you’re anything like me, an author you’re not familiar with has one shot to prove himself to you. Let’s be realistic, for a moment. Need help with an eBook project?
7 Secrets to Writing Persuasive Back Cover Sales Copy by Casey Demchak By Casey Demchak (@caseydemchak) I met Casey at the recent Author U event in Denver, Colorado. It’s not every day you run into someone whose specialty is back cover copy for your book. This is one of the most important pieces of copy you’ll write, since it has a lot of work to do representing your book and showing people what’s unique, interesting, or especially valuable about what you have to offer. I asked Casey to point out the big things authors ought to be thinking about when it comes to the back cover, and here’s his response. Every author knows the importance of a well-designed book cover can never be overstated. If your cover is good enough to grab readers, your back cover copy needs to convince them to buy. Here are seven essential tips that provide you with a success formula for creating back cover copy that motivates your crowd to take action. 1. Headlines have two simple goals: capture the attention of readers and drive them into your body copy. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.
Autoproduzione Cover Letter Format - Fiction Forum Jan 20, 2008 Posted by Michael on Jan 20, 2008 in Articles | 11 comments provided by The Fiction Forum Your cover letter is the first impression any editor will have of your writing abilities. Therefore, the cover letter should be straightforward and concise. Treat your cover letter as a business letter–after all that is what it is. You can read our basic guidelines below, but I can recommend the book “How to write the cover letter for your submission to a publisher“. For a little over $1 on Amazon (that is NOT a typo), the author (An Editor) has been a commissioning editor for over twenty years at various publishing companies and has signed up over 2,000 books. Check it out by clicking here Below you will find some of our basic guidelines. Limit your letter to one page.Capture the editor’s attention right off.Give the editor or agent a brief description of the story, article, or book. Below you will find two generic sample cover letters. Author name Address Phone Email Date Dear M. Sincerely,