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What To Include On Your Book’s Copyright Page

Do you have questions about how to assemble your book's copyright page? Here's a breakdown of what information you should include and how you should present it.
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How To Get Cover Design And Formatting That Fits Your Story: My Self-Publishing Experience...

This is the sixth entry in a series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: cover design and interior formatting.
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eBooks 101: Standard Vs. Fixed Layout

One of the most frequent questions we get asked here at BookBaby is, "What's the difference between a fixed layout eBook and a regular eBook?"

Judging a Book by Its Cover: What Book Publicists—and Media—Want to See on the...

Your book’s cover, back cover, title, sub-title, and author photo need to be professionally executed if you want to secure positive media attention. Each week, Smith Publicity receives over 100 inquiries from authors and publishers looking for our help, support, and ideas on how to get their books featured on television and radio shows, in newspapers or magazines, and/or online/blog outlets. In evaluating if we are a good fit for a project and if we believe we have a good chance of securing positive media attention, we review many factors including the outside or overall look of a book. A book’s cover, back cover, title, sub-title, author photo, etc. need to be professionally executed. In some cases, we see these details are not given enough attention. Here is a book cover check list to help understand what we, and the media, look for in a the look of book.
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Between the covers of your nonfiction book

There is more to a nonfiction book than a catchy cover and table of contents... much more. Wherever you are in the process of writing your book, if the chapters adequately convey your message, everything else you write must attract, inform, clarify, or sell.
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Printed Books 101: the components of a book (and where they go)

For quick reference, here’s a cheat sheet of common components used in book design. Remember, most books don’t have all of these, so use this glossary to get the parts you DO have in the right place.
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You Can’t Skip Hiring A Cover Designer

Readers are basing their book-purchasing decisions on a single image with a few pixels. That's one reason you need the services of a professional cover designer.

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