Formatting Your Book

Everything matters.

That is particularly true when you are creating a print book. Every decision you make affects the final look and feel of your book, the cost, the price you can set, and how …

e-book vs Print Book Formats

Understanding how e-books work can be difficult for many people who have grown up with print. I’ve added a new FAQ to help you understand.

Why does my formatted e-book look different from my formatted print book?

For people who are used to and understand print books, the e-book world can be confusing. Print books …

Poetry and the Printed Page

In the past year, I’ve edited and formatted a few books of poetry. Poetry isn’t only a set of words, it’s sounds and how it appears when the reader scans it.

That’s when the problem begins.

Most poets I know write on a native Word document, which is set to 8.5 x 11 inches unless …

Book Format: The Problems with Images

When people ask me for a quote for a book format for print, one of the first questions I ask is if they have photos or other images. There are two reasons.

1) Companies that produce either print on demand (POD) or print runs of books have certain …

Is Pronoun.com Ready for Prime Time?

Pronoun.com has announced an anticipated end date of January 15, 2018.

 

 

Pronoun.com claims to be a “free publishing platform where authors can create, sell, and promote their books.” The service is owned by Macmillan Publishing and had a previous incarnation as Vook. This blog post will help you discover what that means.

Board Book Production Options

Cover -- I Can Share Board BookA board book is a book for very small children, with the pages pasted to heavy cardboard.

In general, your options for self-publishing a board book are very limited. …