ISBN and Barcodes: Tips for Self-Publishers

One of your final steps in the journey is the attainment of an ISBN number and a barcode. This number identifies your book’s publisher, edition, publication region, and physical properties. The barcode is a graphical representation of your ISBN and pricing information. Simply put, they are a unique identifier for your publication—no other number or media will have that exact ISBN or barcode.

By |2019-05-29T22:06:32+00:00April 21st, 2019|Publishing|0 Comments

Writer’s Guide — What is a Theme? It’s What Your Story is Really About

“What’s your story about?” As a writer, you have probably been asked that questions many times. Often, writers fall into the trap of stating something like, “science fiction,” or “it’s a mystery novel.” However, they are simply giving the genre and not the theme. What is a theme? A theme simply answers what the story is about.

By |2019-05-29T22:14:11+00:00August 21st, 2018|Writing|0 Comments

Anatomy of a Book — 25 Parts of a Book That Every Writer Needs to Know

Every book is unique. The book arrangement shouldn't be. It's important that the organization follows standard publishing industry practices. Parts of a book should appear in a standard location in every book. Organizing your book using these rules makes finding things easier for your reader. For example, every book has a front cover and a back cover. Prologues and table of contents are up front, indexes are in the back, etc.

By |2019-05-29T22:32:47+00:00August 11th, 2018|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments
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