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Step 5 – Printing: What is good quality printing?

Ten or fifteen years ago it was very easy to recognise a self-published book. The design was poor, you didn’t have to look too hard to find errors or other unprofessional touches such as no ISBN or barcode, and numerous other clues. But often the biggest giveaway was obvious before you even opened the book: […]

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Step 6 – The ebook: Different ebook formats

As with music, movies, photography, television and many other industries in recent years, publishing has been turned on its head by the digital revolution and the invention and proliferation of ebooks. Ebooks have some huge advantages. As a reader, it’s great being able to download a book at 10 o’clock at night without getting off […]

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Step 5 – Printing: The 3 Printing Models

The printing of your book is one of the areas that you do not want to skimp on; this will determine the look and feel of your book. High-quality printing has always been available for larger print runs, but because most self-publishers only print a few hundred copies this high-quality printing was usually beyond reach […]

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Step 4 – Proofreading and Indexing

Proofreading Proofreading is the final quality-control step in the production of your book. Even the best of editors won’t pick up every single problem and error in your book, so proofreading is essential. It will be the difference between a professional-standard book and one that’s not quite there. One or two minor errors in your […]

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