Introduction to ebooks

What is an ebook? As an author you are probably familiar with the term ebook; an e-book is a non-editable, reflowable book that has been converted to a digital format and is read on an electronic device like a computer or e-reading device, such as a tablet. There are many ebook formats that you should consider as not all formats work on all devices, and it is important that you

Distribution for independent authors

Distribution options for indie authors

You have published your book, time to distribute Many independent authors are faced with the same question: How do I distribute my book once it has been published? There are many ways to distribute a book, but not all of them work for every author. In this article, we will be covering the various distribution options out there, for both print books and ebooks. It is important to note that

What is a manuscript assessment and why should you consider one?

You have spent many months (or maybe even years) writing your book and now you are ready to have it published. However, you are not sure whether your manuscript is completely ready for this next step. This is a doubt that many authors face, especially those who are publishing for the first time. At this point, you should send your manuscript for an assessment. What does a manuscript assessment entail?

Publishing models

In 2020, there are many publishing models available to authors.  We will be looking at a few of these publishing models, so you can decide which option is best for you. Traditional publishing This is the publishing model most authors think of when they want to publish their book. The process involves submitting your manuscript to a publishing house that specialises in your book’s genre. You need to research which

The wonderful world of typography

What is typography? You may have heard people talking about fonts, typefaces or typography on your journey to becoming a published author. Typography refers to the arrangement/design of text elements on a book page. This involves choosing typefaces (e.g. the font family), font weights (such as thin or heavy), font styles (such as bold or italic), font sizes for the body text, heading and sub-headings, line spacing, margin sizes, header