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Five Self-Publishing Mistakes You Need To Avoid

The first step toward success as an independent author is educating yourself about everything involved with self-publishing. It’s what your book — this project to which you’ve invested so much emotion and time — undoubtedly deserves.
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Don’t Forget Your Book’s Back Cover

The 250 words you’ll choose to place on your book’s back cover might just be the most important in your entire book project.
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Check Out The Latest BookBaby How To Videos

While the end of the holiday season is growing closer, the "How Do I?" season for self-published authors never really ends. We've produced three new BookBaby How To videos to help get you through the self publishing process.
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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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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.

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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Is BookBaby Legit?

When looking for the right self-publishing company for you, ask the following questions to make sure you're getting the best fit.

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