Authors are still acclimating to this new world of eBook publishing, which has some asking, "Why doesn't my eBook look like my printed book?" There are practical reasons why.

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Making an audio book using Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) is a great way to stand out in a competitive market. Offering eBooks, audio books, and physical books boosts your professional image and increases your sales opportunities.

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Before millions of travelers grab their sun lotion and dust off their flip flops, self-published authors have time to get their books in front of this massive book buying audience. It’s truly the best time for you to self publish your book, and BookBaby is here to help you make it happen!

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"When I was first trying to decide who I wanted to work with, I did quite a bit of research. I didn't want to have to figure out the cover art, and I sure didn't want to have to figure out the conversion, because I'm not a computer genius, I'm a story teller. I was so glad BookBaby was willing to work with me and really listen to my ideas."

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Chuck Beard is a professional photographer and magazine art director whose self-published photography book series, Abandoned Pittsburgh, was produced with BookBaby. In this testimonial, he accounts his experience of self-publishing, from the project’s conception to distribution. He chose BookBaby for its price, fast shipping, and quality of color reproduction.

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Think of your favorite books in your personal library. Aside from the titles and authors, what usually come to your mind? All those beautiful covers? Some covers tell a story in and of themselves. So what about the other side of the book? I'll wager that nobody remembers what’s on the back cover of their favorite books. And yet I believe this is the most important – and most overlooked – book marketing real estate for self published authors.

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While words and pictures and ideas are what make a text, book formatting and cover design are what really transform the words and images into a "real book."

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