The motivation for writing your book should be to give the world a great story and a memorable experience — no matter how you publish or who you're competing with.

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When my first self-published manuscript returned from an editor's desk carved in violent red ink, I learned one huge lesson: a book simply won’t be publishable without professional author services like editing and design.

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We've created a series of videos to help our authors make the most of BookShop, our free bookselling platform available to all BookBaby authors.

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While Amazon's CreateSpace is discontinuing its author services, working directly with self-published authors is the core strength of BookBaby, leveling the playing field with services like editing, cover design, book formatting, and more.

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From Facebook algorithms to keynote speeches, this collection of news from the publishing world has something for every independent author (or author in the making).

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