making a print book

Making A Print Book? Here Are Three Decisions You Need To Make.

If you're making a print book, you need to pick your print format to please your print-loving readers. Decisions include color scheme, cover, and trim size.
book pagination

New How-To Videos: Printed Book Pagination and eBook Conversion Tips

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!

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.
eBook margins

What Kind of Margins Should My eBook Have?

What kind of eBook margins should you set up for your eBook? The short answer: small and uniform!
fixed layout

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?"
self-published author

Charmisse M. Owens, self-published author

Charmisse M. Owens is a first-generation college graduate who self-published "Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College" with BookBaby.
publish your story

It’s time to publish your love story – or the story you love

Whatever your passion, whatever your tale, it's time to publish your story and share it with the world. We profile self-published author Becky Ringler.

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