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Is formatting my own book right for me? Many writers ask, “Do I have to spend all that money to have my book’s interior pages professionally designed?”  “There aren’t even any photos.” “There can’t be much to formatting a book with only text. Can there?” Well, you may be surprised by how much goes into […]

Book Basics

Can I Save Money Designing My Own Book?

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The top 10 ways to save. Apart from having a squeaky clean manuscript, these are the top 10 ways you can save money when self-publishing your book. Choosing the best process for your needs upfront is the easiest way to save money when self-publishing, and it’s best to decide before you even start designing your […]

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How to Save Money on Book Printing

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…and what has changed to make it possible. Why is self-publishing so popular with writers? The short answer is, because we can. Changes in design and printing processes have made the dependency on specialized companies a thing of the past. These processes are now open to anyone with the desire to learn. I’ll explain the […]

Book Basics

Why Do Writers Choose to Self-publish?

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A Squeaky Clean Manuscript Saves Time, Money, and Hassle in All Steps of Your Publishing Project. A squeaky clean manuscript saves time, money, and hassle throughout the entire publishing process, from editing, design, and proofing to creating an ebook. When you strip your document of unnecessary noise like extra returns and spaces and use style […]

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The Squeaky Clean Manuscript

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Not All Fonts are Equal When choosing the best typeface for your book, you will want to consider how you will use it and if it performs well for your purposes. Fonts (also known as typefaces) are small applications that work within other applications to render type. Not all computers have the same fonts, and […]

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The Best Typeface for Your Book

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Choose the Best Printing Method For Your Book. Choosing the best printing process for your needs is the easiest way to save money when self-publishing, and it is best to decide before you start designing your book. To decide Print-On-Demand Vs. Offset, take some time, and seriously consider how many books you will need. Many […]

Print-on-Demand vs. Offset

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Print-On-Demand Vs. Offset

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