Excerpted from BookBaby’s latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part II of our series addresses your book cover design and how book formatting makes your book... a book.
Chuck Beard is a professional photographer and magazine art director whose self-published photography book series, Abandoned Pittsburgh, was produced with BookBaby. In this testimonial, he accounts his experience of self-publishing, from the project’s conception to distribution. He chose BookBaby for its price, fast shipping, and quality of color reproduction.
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.
When it comes to eBook fonts, your best bet is to stick to standard fonts and let your readers choose the size and style they like best.
We’ve all heard the old cliché “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” But the fact is we humans are a visual species, stimulated by compelling graphics and imagery. And not only do books with cool covers stand out because of their visual appeal, they can be one of your greatest sales tools as well.
Making an audio book using Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) is a great way to stand out in a competitive market. Offering eBooks, audio books, and physical books boosts your professional image and increases your sales opportunities.
We've added two new videos to our self-publish production series: How To Set Up Your Book Pagination and eBook Conversion Basics. Watch and learn!