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How to Choose the Right Binding for Your Book

How to Choose the Right Binding for Your Book

By Sandy Gould, Direct Sales Manager, Color House Graphics Originally published on the Color House Graphics blog as Book Binding Styles. Whether you are putting together a softcover book or a creating deluxe hardcover edition, the same quality and attention to detail...

Why Now Is a Good Time to Self-Publish a Book

Why Now Is a Good Time to Self-Publish a Book

Self-publishing your book might not be at the top of your agenda these days. But if your book is written and ready to self-publish, here are five reasons why this is a good time to self-publish. People want a diversion Right now, many people are stuck at home due to...

How to Connect with Readers Virtually

How to Connect with Readers Virtually

Live author events and book signings are important components of book launches. These tend to take place in indie bookstores and libraries, among other venues, all of which are closed now due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The closure of brick-and-mortar...

How to Print and Distribute a Self-Published Book

How to Print and Distribute a Self-Published Book

You’ve done all the hard work, and now it’s time to print and distribute your self-published book. What are your options? In this article, we look specifically at paperbacks and hardcover books. We’ve covered ebook distribution in other blog posts, notably Your...

The Cost to Self-Publish

The Cost to Self-Publish

In truth, the title of this article should read, “The Cost of Publishing Services,” as the cost to self-publish is almost zero. As we’ve written here previously, anyone can self-publish a book using IngramSpark and Amazon KDP, the only cost being IngramSpark’s title...

Writing a Memoir: Some Considerations

Writing a Memoir: Some Considerations

By Eric J. Smith, author of Not a Bad Ride: Stories from a Boomer’s Life on the Edge (2015) and Coffee, Steak, and Eggs: 101 Stories from the Wrong Side of Nowhere (2017) Undertaking the Task Before becoming too deeply involved in writing a memoir or autobiography, I...