fixed vs. standard layout

Fixed Or Standard Layout For Your eBook?

For many BookBaby authors, understanding the nuances of eBook formatting – like fixed vs. standard layout – can be a challenge. Gino Vasquez and Kyle Fadigan from our eBook Convertion team play an important role in many BookBaby authors' lives, converting manuscripts from programs such as Word or Pages into formats that work on eReaders.
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Your ISBN: Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

Of all the mysteries surrounding the process of self publishing, the ISBN ranks among the most intimidating to many new authors. We're here to allay your concerns and give you answers.
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What makes a book … a book?

While words and pictures and ideas are what make a text, book formatting and cover design are what really transform the words and images into a "real book."
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Book cover design tips for independent authors

We spoke with two graphic designers to get some insights on what makes for great design and why your book cover design is more important than ever before.
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Tell your book’s story with metadata

Do you know how to market with book metadata? You’re a writer, and you probably hate all those geeky computer terms that people toss around when they’re trying to point out something you haven’t done. But metadata is important if you want your book to go far and wide. So what is metadata, and why do you want to take advantage of it?
book cover design

How a self-published author got extraordinary book cover design

self-published author Lauren LynneClear vision and a true collaboration with the BookBaby Design Studio makes self-published author Lauren Lynne's Secret Watchers series look extraordinary. “I did my homework. I spent a huge amount of time looking at other book covers,“ says Lynne. Today’s savvy self-published authors know that having an eye-catching book cover is one of the most important elements to a successful eBook sales run. How will your book stand up to this near instant "yes" or "no' buying decision?

How to make an eBook

how to make an ebook"How to make and publish an eBook" is loaded with info to help you write, design, distribute, and promote your eBook. On this web page, we’ve collected the best-of-the-best information from our blog dedicated to creating eBooks, including Writing an eBook; How to design, format, and convert an eBook; How to get worldwide distribution; and How to promote an eBook.

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