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Print vs. Ebook: Which is Right for Your Self-Published Project?

When developing a book idea, one question you might forget to ask yourself is whether you envision your project as a printed book, as an ebook, or both. I actually have some experience with this question as my first book, The E-Ticket Life, has a proper print run while my latest...

Podcast: Laying Out Your Self-Published Book with InDesign

If you're self-publishing a book, one element you may be inclined to gloss over is the book's layout. This is likely because many assume that the words themselves are the only important aspect of any book and that the rest is just fluff. Although it's true that no bad book...

Top 5 Tips for Writing and Publishing a Book

As I recently announced, I've finally gotten around to putting everything I've learned about writing and publishing your own book into one place: a new ebook titled Write, Print, Publish, Promote. In that book, I cover the entire process from idea to product, which can be quite a journey. With that in...

Turn Your Word Document Into an Ebook with Calibre

Over the past few years, e-publishing has grown tremendously as numerous authors have discovered the ease of releasing their titles on Amazon, iBooks, and other ebook retailers. Not only do ebooks give you the ability to share your work with readers easily and efficiently but can also save you a...

Top Tips for Selling & Promoting Your Book at a Trade Show or Signing

From my experience, selling your book at a trade show, expo, convention, or what have you can be a great way to meet readers and promote your work. The trick is to first find an event you think would make sense to host your book at then consider ways you can draw people to your booth.

Announcing "Write, Print, Publish, Promote: The Complete Guide to Writing and Publishing a Book"

It seems that, every few weeks or so, I get a message from a friend, a friend of a friend, or a friend of a friend of a friend asking me how I went about writing and publishing my own book. While I'm always happy to discuss my experience and...