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eBooks 101

An eBook is an electronic book that consists of text, images, or both. We’ve got answers to your questions about creating, formatting, distributing, and promoting your eBooks.

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Is BookBaby Legit?

When looking for the right self-publishing company for you, ask the following questions to make sure you're getting the best fit.
eBook distribution

eBook Distribution: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 8

In the eighth entry in my series about self-publishing, we'll look at the ins and outs of eBook distribution, the best pricing strategies for your eBook, and whether or not you should choose Kindle Select.
metadata optimization

Metadata Optimization For Your Book: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 5

Here are some pointers on how to best enter your book's metadata, upload your manuscript for publishing, and everything else that goes into the ordering process.
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Why You Should Put Your Books On Subscription Services

The way readers consume and discover new books is rapidly changing, which is why you should consider making your work available by putting your books on subscription services.
self-publishing scams

How to Spot Self-Publishing Scams

Bad players in our industry prey upon unsuspecting independent authors by disguising themselves as traditional publishing houses and using deceptive marketing tactics. Here are four ways to identify self-publishing scams.
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Five Things You Need As You Begin A Career As A Self-Published Author

The most important part of being a writer is writing, but if you want a career as a self-published author, you need to do a whole lot more than just write: you have to learn the business and market yourself so you're on the same playing field as mainstream authors with big publishing houses behind them.
BookShop videos

BookShop Videos: How To Make Coupons, Banner Links, and More

We've created a series of videos to help our authors make the most of BookShop, our free bookselling platform available to all BookBaby authors.

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