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Why You Should Self-Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Guest post by David Varty Being an indie author or “self-publisher” used to have a bit of a stigma attached to it didn’t it? In some circles, it still might, but there is definitely growing acceptance for books not produced through traditional publishing. There are a number of benefits to self-publishing your nonfiction book, and if you’re using the book to increase your credibility as an expert, there’s little reason to avoid it. In fact, it can be a sound…

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An Indie-Author’s Guide to Organizing a Book for Publication

by Cathi Stevenson Part of the Build Your Book Series for indie authors / self-publishers Whether you’re writing a novel or a nonfiction book, you’ll eventually need to organize the materials and format the interior for publication. This is something a professional book designer can do for you, but as the publisher, you should decide what sections you want to include. Some sections aren’t as important in today’s publishing world as they were even a decade ago, but for legal,…

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A Picture Might Be Worth 1000 Words, But Sometimes It Should Just Shut Up!

Your book cover is like a handshake. It’s the first impression the public will have of your book and it’s important to get it right. One of the biggest mistakes indie authors make is “image desperation.” Image desperation happens when a novice publisher is so desperate to have an image, any image, that he or she will make do with completely unsuitable photos or amateur illustrations that virtually shout, “homemade.” It’s not only damaging to your image, it’s completely unnecessary. It…

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