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My Book Cover

Do I have to get permission to use pictures of  other people on my cover?

Started by Debbie HalvorsonLatest Reply

Distribution

Can anyone recommend a distributor for a new author/publisher.  I have spent a lot of time and money on revisions and marketing.  I am talk…

Started by Andrea CefaloLatest Reply

Ebook conversion guide

Hello. I thought people might be interested in this excellent guide to converting your books to ebook format (from InDesign magazine):Part…

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ISBN Obtainment and Ownership FAQs

If you plan to sell your book or make it available in libraries then you’ll need an ISBN. As an author or self-publisher working on your fi…

Started by Laura Baker

0 Sep 21, 2016

APSS Staff

Don't limit production requirements for retail sales

In special sales you may have to use production techniques that could limit your retail store sales. Comb, spiral or three-ring bound books…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Aug 4, 2015

APSS Staff

Have a great cover

Perhaps the greatest deterrent to adequate distribution is the book’s cover design. Bookstore buyers judge books by their covers and a poor…

Started by Brian Jud

1 Jul 13, 2015
Reply by Lon Kirschner

APSS Staff

Know your dates

“Bound Book Date” refers to the time when the book comes off the printer’s press. The term “Publication Date” is the day when you really be…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Jun 30, 2015

Kindle Publishing

I am noticing that whenever I publish my books on Amazon as a kindle they format looks a bit distorted. Can anyone tell me why this is happ…

Started by Victoria Sheffield

1 Jul 16, 2014
Reply by 1106 Design

Book Printing

Hello All, In what ways is SPANN able to help with printing my self published childrens book? Or are there any suggestions anyone can give…

Started by Scribe Publishing

1 Jul 1, 2014
Reply by Lisa Norman

Index Preparation

Hi all, I have found a great need for indexing among self-published authors. I am a professional indexer who uses Word to compile indexes.…

Started by Keith Shostak

0 May 2, 2014

How can I publish my books ?!

Hi, I'm REda , From Egypt , I have a series of Art books which includes the life stories of all the artists in the Middle East , these book…

Started by Re Da

16 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by 1106 Design

Book Cover - search engine optimization

I was just curious to see if anyone used a sub heading or a secondary title on their book cover to help with search engine optimization? I…

Started by Allan Checkoway

2 Jan 8, 2014
Reply by 1106 Design

Welcome to the group, Janette Grant

Please post your questions here. We're all ready to help.

Started by 1106 Design

0 Aug 22, 2013

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