Does your book require “bleed”?

Does your book require “bleed”?

When uploading a book in Amazon KDP, you would be asked about your “Bleed settings.” If you are not aware about how book printing works, this section can be quite confusing. Bleed is the extra amount of paper space, usually around 0.125 inches, applied to...
Which trim size is best for my book?

Which trim size is best for my book?

A simple guide to book dimensions for self-publishing and print-on-demand books. Trim size, or the height and width of your print book, is the foundation from which all the design and typesetting of your book interior will be based on.  It affects everything about...
How Should Fantasy Novels Look Like?

How Should Fantasy Novels Look Like?

How do you create a world everyone will believe? Considered as the oldest genre, fantasy fiction takes you out of reality and brings you into a world of magic and dreams. Loved by a lot of readers that go as far back as ancient times, it is a world of the...
DIY vs PRO

DIY vs PRO

What is the real difference? Dale L. Roberts, host of the popular YouTube channel, Self-Publishing with Dale, challenged our team to a book formatting match to see who could produce a high-quality interior in the least amount of time — himself or our team of...
Pros and Cons of DIY book formatting

Pros and Cons of DIY book formatting

Self-publishing does not mean you have to do everything yourself.  While there are lots benefits to taking ownership of the entire process of book publishing, there are also some undeniable drawbacks. Time, cost and skill levels are only some of the factors you...