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!
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.
page size

eBook Formatting: What Page Size Should I Use?

What page size should you use when preparing for ePub conversion? Standard 8.5 x 11" page size ensures any included images will be large enough for an iPad.
eBook Checklist from BookBaby

Your eBook Checklist

Think you're ready to self-publish your eBook? Great! We're here to help, and this eBook checklist will help you get off on the right foot in your journey from your laptop to the marketplace. Note: many of these items are needed for printed book production as well.
book formatting

Book Formatting and Cover Design Make Your Manuscript… a Book

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.
How to format your ebook

How to format your eBook

In order to turn your book into a functional eBook, your manuscript document (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .html, etc.) must be converted to another file format (ePUB for most eReading devices, and .mobi for Kindle). Whether you're handling the technical aspects of this process yourself or having a service like BookBaby take care of it for you, there's a few things you need to do in advance to make sure your manuscript is optimally formatted for eBook file-conversion.
questions about eBooks

Seven basic – but important – questions about eBooks

Even though they’ve been around for almost 10 years, a lot of folks are still trying to understand the world of eBooks. Our BookBaby publishing specialists field dozens of questions about eBooks every day, and any question, no matter how basic, deserves a good answer.

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