cover designer

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.
non-fictiion book components

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.
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.
eBook fonts

What Font and Font Size Should I Use for My eBook?

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.

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.
How To Tutorials

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.
ebook publishing

Why Doesn’t My eBook Look Like My Printed Book?

Authors are still acclimating to this new world of eBook publishing, which has some asking, "Why doesn't my eBook look like my printed book?" There are practical reasons why.

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