Category Archives for Self-publishing tips

What’s involved in self-publishing my book?

Many of the authors we work with are new to self-publishing, so we came up with a seven-step system that outlines every step in the self-publishing process. If you’re thinking about self-publishing a book for your small business but find the prospect a bit daunting, this overview may help set your mind at ease. THE […]

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What to consider when publishing your book

Why has the popularity of book publishing for business grown so rapidly? Writing a book as a business tool is a growing trend that has been spurred on by two significant developments. First is the rapid advances in the book publishing industry. The key changes include eBooks, outlets such as Amazon, and lower cost high-quality printing. […]

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How cover design actually works

We work with many first-time self-publishers here at MHP, and sometimes during the cover design process I sense the author getting a little frustrated when the cover design seems to become more involved than they expected. They underestimate the level of development required to get a finished cover. Here’s how authors sometimes expect the process […]

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37 common self-publishing stuff-ups

Here we go. In no particular order, here are the 37 most common mistakes I see in self-publishing for small business (not from our self-publishers, of course): Using service providers who don’t have experience with books. Not having text appropriately formatted and ‘styled’ by the editor, so that it’s ready for layout. Not thinking about […]

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