10 Best Fonts to Make Your Book Look Like a Bestseller

10 Best Fonts to Make Your Book Look Like a Bestseller

A lot of authors who opt to typeset their own books ask me “what are the Best Fonts to use for my book”? And they invariably expect me to just give them the name of a font that they can then go and use knowing that it will be right. Unfortunately, there is a LOT...
So you want to write a book – NOW WHAT?

So you want to write a book – NOW WHAT?

As part of my job as a self-publishing consultant, I have the privilege of speaking to lots of different authors at varying stages of their publishing journey. Some are already published, some are in the process of publishing their first book, and others are just...
Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing

Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing

I quite often get asked what the differences are between getting a traditional publishing deal and self-publishing. And the answer is a lot more than you think, but not in the ways you would imagine. There are the differences that everyone expects, such as royalty...
ISBN Numbers: Everything You Need to Know

ISBN Numbers: Everything You Need to Know

Many authors I work with find the topic of ISBN numbers quite confusing. So in this article, I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about ISBNs. I’m also going to debunk a few common myths about them.   What is an ISBN Number? Let’s...
The Book Design Process

The Book Design Process

If you have never sourced graphic design work before, the process of going from a raw Word manuscript to a finish book ready for printing can be very confusing and a bit daunting.  As knowledge is power, I think it is important to have a familiarity with the basic...
Book Formatting Faux-Pas: 13 Common Typesetting Mistakes

Book Formatting Faux-Pas: 13 Common Typesetting Mistakes

Self-publishing has transformed the book industry, making it possible for anyone to create, publish and sell a book without using a commercial publisher. However, the quality of many self-published books leaves a lot to be desired, and as a result, only a small...