A guest post for Writers Write Self-publishing can be a bit of a swear word. Examples of lousy books spread around more than self-publishing successes do. But self-publishing is important. It has challenged the idea that there should be a select group of gatekeepers who decide what can be published. This has changed the publishing landscape and created breaks for writers, if only they are open to them. Here are
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
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
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?
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
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