Design

Do You Need to Include a Table of Contents or Index?

Do You Need to Include a Table of Contents or Index?

One of the questions our authors frequently ask us is whether or not they need a table of contents, and index, both, or neither. This is a big question because while it doesn't mean much to the author's main content, it can mean a lot to the reader. So here's our...

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6 Tips For A Better Book Cover

6 Tips For A Better Book Cover

I have some bad news. People do judge your book by its cover. Your cover is actually one of the most crucial pieces of your published book. After all, what does it matter if you wrote a revolutionary life-changing guide or the most gripping mystery if nobody opens the...

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Choosing the Right Font For Your Book

Choosing the Right Font For Your Book

How a book reads is an important detail that can be easily overlooked in the publishing process. But if your book's text isn't attractive and easy to read, then readers will be turned off before they even get into your message or story. Too much text, small margins,...

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Page Elements Explained

As an author, you've probably spent more time worrying about what goes on the page than what goes around it. But as a reader, you've likely relied on the little print around the margins--you know, the stuff that tells you the author's name, what chapter you're...

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Choosing the Right Trim Size For Your Book

When it comes to publishing a book, there are many details that authors often don't think of until the time comes to make a decision. The size of the book is one such detail. For example, you might think you want a "small" book, but what exactly does that mean? There...

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