What is a book? Why did the publisher hire me to write it and print all these copies? Why did I write, re-write, re-re-write, edit, and re-edit the content within? Why am I sprawled in the front hall manipulating packing tape to stick to the package and not to my forearm?

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Sarah Jessica Curtis didn't exactly expect a school writing assignment to launch her into a professional career as an author, but with the release of The Silent Silhouettes, that's just what happened.

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BookBaby's BookShop helps self-published authors unlock the full profit potential of Print On Demand by keeping books stocked 24/7/365, paying authors more per sale, and paying faster than the big online retailers.

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Whether it's a preface, an introduction, a foreword, or a prologue, the text that comes before your first chapter is important for setting the stage for your readers.

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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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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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Of all the mysteries surrounding the process of self publishing, the ISBN ranks among the most intimidating to many new authors. We're here to allay your concerns and give you answers.

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