Check Out The Latest BookBaby How To Videos

How To Tutorials

We’ve produced three new BookBaby How To videos to help get you through the self publishing process.

We’re in the home stretch of 2016, the time of year that most people call the “holiday” season.

Around the BookBaby production office, we have a different name for it. For us, this is the “How Do I?” season. As in “How do I use your design templates?” or many other technical questions as self-published authors put the finishing touches on their end-of-year book projects.

Self publishing really brings out the DIY spirit in a lot of authors, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process – especially if this is your first book project.

The good news is you’re not alone. If you’ve got eBook and print on demand questions, our team of publishing specialists has all the answers. They’re available from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern time by phone (877-961-6878), email (, or via chat on the BookBaby website.

And while the end of the holiday season is growing closer with each tick of the clock, the “How Do I?” season never really ends. That’s why we’ve produced a new series of “How To” videos on the BookBaby YouTube Channel.

Here are three of the most recent videos that cover some of the most frequently asked questions about exporting PDFs, using a PDF cover template, and accepting or rejecting proofs. Enjoy – ’tis the season to learn and self publish!


How To Export Your PDF from Adobe InDesign


How To use a PDF Cover Template for Your Book in Adobe InDesign


How To Accept Or Reject Your Proofs


If you have any other questions, be sure to send us an email at and we’ll get back to you!




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Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and the President of BookBaby, the nation’s leading self publishing services company. Spatz’s professional writing career began at age 13, paid by the word to bang out little league baseball game stories on an ancient manual typewriter for southern Oregon weekly newspapers. His journalism career continued after graduation from the University of Oregon at several daily newspapers in Oregon. When his family took over a direct marketing food business, Spatz redirected his writing and design skills into producing catalogs. The Pinnacle Orchards catalog was named "Best Food Catalog," received dozens of other national awards, and the business grew into one of the nation’s largest gourmet fruit gift businesses. After the company was sold, Spatz continued his direct marketing career with Fortune 500 companies including Mattel and Hasbro. He joined AVL Digital in 2004 to lead the direct-to-consumer marketing teams for music industry-leading brands Disc Makers, Oasis, and CD Baby. After serving as Chief Marketing Officer, Spatz was tapped to lead the company’s new publishing division in late 2014. In 2019, the AVL Digital Management team purchased the New Jersey brands, including BookBaby. The company is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ (just outside Philadelphia, PA) and meets the printed book and eBook needs of thousands of self-publishing authors around the globe. Spatz lives in Glenside, PA with his two children, a demented cat, and some well-used bicycles. Steven loves to hear from authors, editors, and publishers in the BookBaby community with tales of publishing trials and triumphs. To tell him your story, write to



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