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Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall
19 Jun 2018

Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall

Delia Randall is a blogger and maker who documents what she creates for her family over at Delia Creates. Accomplished with a crochet hook, she shares patterns and how-tos with her followers in her posts and videos. She then gathered up some favorites, added some new patterns, and offered the collection up for sale in her book Yarn Over. How I self-published my first book...

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Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor
07 Jun 2018

Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor

Some people wonder why we need art. But we’re not sure there needs to be a reason. We asked photographer Dan Milnor, why do people create? Can you create for creation’s sake alone? And if so, where does self-publishing fit in? 01 First off, what is art? This is such a wonderful but dangerous question. I can feel people beginning to get worked up, but...

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3 Reasons to Print on Demand
05 Jun 2018

3 Reasons to Print on Demand

Print on demand is an exciting way to produce books and is relatively new—only about 15 years old. It has revolutionized book creation and the publishing market, from family books to work by creative pros, to mainline publishers and academics. With sophisticated digital printers, books no longer need an elaborate setup on traditional printers with plates and large runs. Color, sharpness, resolution, consistency—these have all...

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How to Write a Non-Fiction Book
01 Jun 2018

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book

You know you have a book in you, but maybe you’re struggling with knowing how to start or how to get it done—maybe this is your first time writing anything other than a term paper, and you feel really in the dark about the whole process. Writing a non-fiction book can be tough; finishing it, even tougher. Let’s assume you already know your general topic...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley
23 May 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor, Kickstarter, and Author Meg Smiley

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month we’re talking about the first stages of self-publishing: gauging interest, fundraising, and setup with Large Order Services. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. May: Getting Your Book Off the Ground The process of fundraising through Kickstarter How to...

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Checklist: How to Make a Professional Looking Book
01 May 2018

Checklist: How to Make a Professional Looking Book

It’s such an exciting thing to be able to put your work in the world with a beautiful book. But with self-publishing, comes the need for a kind of strategy and attention that might be outside your professional wheelhouse. Don’t worry!  With a little bit of up-front research and by ensuring your project has all the industry-standard format features, your publication will fit in with...

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