The Step-by-Step Guide to Formatting Your Print Book for CreateSpace

The Step-by-Step Guide to Formatting Your Print Book for CreateSpace

Since the 2012 Kindle goldrush, many authors have ignored print books entirely, focusing only on digital. People thought that print books were unimportant and that their sales would eventually wither and die. That didn’t happen, though—and it probably won’t. Although...
Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to pay attention to detail. You have to do all the little things that readers expect from a professional book in order to attract attention and convince people to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on...
Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

“Budget” is not a bad word. Okay, so it brings to mind images of serious, scowling penny-pinchers who drain all the fun out of life by demanding that 99.994% of your income goes to paying down debt and saving for a rainy day. But really, a budget can be the thing that...
How Self Published Authors Get Paid for Paperback Sales

How Self Published Authors Get Paid for Paperback Sales

When you self publish a paperback book via Createspace, LightningSource or another Print on Demand (POD) service, how much money do you actually get paid when you sell a book? The Createspace Royalty Calculator Createspace provides a free royalty calculator you can...
How Much Does It Cost to Self Publish A Book?

How Much Does It Cost to Self Publish A Book?

The Great Self Publishing Myth: Self Publishing is Expensive and Unprofitable Have you ever wondered how much it costs to publish a book? In this detailed post, we’re going to walk you through the real cost of publishing a book so you can see exactly how much...