Non-Fiction: Publish It Yourself Series

Anyone who plans to publish a book needs the technical information neatly presented in layman’s terms. It is important to know the basics of electronic publishing. Discover the sound techniques needed for producing an effective book cover that works well as a thumbnail online. Read how effectively contrast and bold fonts draw attention to your book long before the buyer views your book’s page. The ‘editing’ is a vital stage of any publication. Learn how to edit your own manuscript on a tight budget. Use the provided lists of ‘commonly misspelt words’ and add your own. Start writing more efficiently and avoid the issue of incorrectly spelt words that are replaced with properly spelt, but incorrect words. Once understood, metatags can accomplish many feats and you can speed up their implementation with the help of a template. This book is about how to package your product in the best possible way so that it looks polished and professional. It is not a get rich quick scheme, or a learn ‘how to write’ manual. You will learn how to: - produce effective book covers that also work as thumbnails, - create lists and automata to check for common typos, - improve your workflow during both writing and publication, - format your book in a logical layout for electronic distribution, - format your book for print following established tradition, - apply metatags to your images and PDF files with a template, - choose the correct genres and keywords for your metatags, - select an appropriate nom de plume, - use social media correctly, - locate invaluable software and tools. Key Concepts: Self-Publish; eBook; Print Layout; Formatting; How to produce Kindle books; Metatags; Book Covers; CreativeSpace; Workflow; Publishing; Agents; Social Media; Pseudonym, Pen Name or Nom De Plume; DIY Help; Electronic Distribution; Editing; Print On Demand; Hardcover and softcovers, or paperbacks; Mobi, ePub, and PDF formats; Indie Authors. Other Books by the Author * The Book of Life * Recycled Thoughts (FREE Book) * Six For Seven (A South African Dinner) * The Scandari Saga - Aeonosphere * P.I.Y. - Publish It Yourself! (This book) * F.I.Y. - Format It Yourself! (Book 2)
Anyone who plans to publish a book needs the technical information neatly presented in layman’s terms. It is important to know the basics of electronic publishing. Discover the sound techniques needed for producing an effective book cover that works well as a thumbnail online. Read how effectively contrast and bold fonts draw attention to your book long before the buyer views your book’s page. The ‘editing’ is a vital stage of any publication. Learn how to edit your own manuscript on a tight budget. Use the provided lists of ‘commonly misspelt words’ and add your own. Start writing more efficiently and avoid the issue of incorrectly spelt words that are replaced with properly spelt, but incorrect words. Once understood, metatags can accomplish many feats and you can speed up their implementation with the help of a template. This book is about how to package your product in the best possible way so that it looks polished and professional. It is not a get rich quick scheme, or a learn ‘how to write’ manual. You will learn how to: - produce effective book covers that also work as thumbnails, - create lists and automata to check for common typos, - improve your workflow during both writing and publication, - format your book in a logical layout for electronic distribution, - format your book for print following established tradition, - apply metatags to your images and PDF files with a template, - choose the correct genres and keywords for your metatags, - select an appropriate nom de plume, - use social media correctly, - locate invaluable software and tools. Key Concepts: Self-Publish; eBook; Print Layout; Formatting; How to produce Kindle books; Metatags; Book Covers; CreativeSpace; Workflow; Publishing; Agents; Social Media; Pseudonym, Pen Name or Nom De Plume; DIY Help; Electronic Distribution; Editing; Print On Demand; Hardcover and softcovers, or paperbacks; Mobi, ePub, and PDF formats; Indie Authors. Other Books by the Author * The Book of Life * Recycled Thoughts (FREE Book) * Six For Seven (A South African Dinner) * The Scandari Saga - Aeonosphere * P.I.Y. - Publish It Yourself! (This book) * F.I.Y. - Format It Yourself! (Book 2)
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Publish It Yourself Series

Anyone who plans to publish a book needs the technical information neatly presented in layman’s terms. It is important to know the basics of electronic publishing. The Publish It Yourself! series is designed to help you achieve your publish goals with flair and style.

Whether you are creating an electronic book, or typesetting for print, this series has all the relevant information you will need. Learn how to create striking book covers, how to create a successful layout, and everything you need to know about traditional standards.

Each book in the Publish It Yourself! series tackles different aspects of publishing. Publish It Yourself! is a general guide, and Format It Yourself! is solely about formatting and typesetting. The soon to be released, Cover It Yourself! will handle all aspects of book cover design.

 

Publish It Yourself! Cover. A Guide to Effective Self-Publishing. Anyone who plans to publish a book needs the technical information neatly presented in layman’s terms. It is important to know the basics of electronic publishing.  Format It Yourself is a Step-by-Step guide, specifically written and illustrated to help authors format their books. Whether you are publishing through CreateSpace, Kindle, or any other outlet, one of the greatest challenges is preparing and typesetting the book. This formatting manual is an in-depth typesetting Master-Class with over 60 Screenshots for guidance.

 

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