How to put your Book OnlineTo put your book online
Correctly formatting your book and publishing it yourself
Glen Stok won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his literary competence and has written three volumes on Amazon and in bookshops." In person, I have produced and released two paperbacks and several handbooks with the self-publication methodologies that I will describe in this paper. I' ll show you how to make your own book public, with the right page layouts, the use of fonts, the design of your covers and sales method.
Used Lulu.com to make two of my own and to make space for the last one. While some of the nitty-gritty in this paper is inspired by Lulu, most of what I will be teaching you will apply to your book preparation and editing for any self-publishing platforms. I' m using Microsoft Word, which has the necessary functions to help you to make a "printed image" of the pages of your book exactly as you want it to be in the finished paperback.
As soon as you have done everything, you can publish your book. The only time you buy a book is when you actually choose a print edition. When you don't want to buy a cent, you can simply let other folks buy your book. Receive a hard copy so you can verify that you did everything right.
In fact, I purchased several books as I improved my book further. I made changes, ordered another copy and then did it again. With Lulu and Create Space fulfilling all your orders, you don't have to worry about order taking and marketing. Word is a great utility for making a real printout of the pages of your book.
This way you can focus on your book and Word will take over the editing. The default typeface for the body text of your book is 12 point Times New Roman. Experiments can be made to make your headlines look good to the naked eye. Look at them. They are all very frequent and you will have no problem with the fact that the book looks different than it looks on your monitor.
The page formatting and setup is an important part of the MS Word settings to reformat the pages to match the planned page sizes of your book. Most commonly used for retailing is 6" x 9". The whitespace allows for mistakes when cropping pages to bind and leaves room so that the text does not appear to be bundled on your pages.
They also want to leave a little more space to the back. It is known as a channel and is used to level the back when opening the book, especially with thick book. Doing so may make the text difficult to see near the back of the book without the book being flattened, which may cause the cover to be damaged.
You will see all the boxes for these preferences as shown in the following screen shot. Because the upper and lower spaces are almost an inches according to my preferences, I drop the headers and footers exactly in the center of this area by placing them at 0.5" from the border, as shown in this picture.
You can also make your adjustments to the "entire document" so that your adjustments are consistent throughout the entire book. A book in 6x9 format requires at least 32 pages. For other book formats, the page number must be slightly higher. However, if you want to have worldwide sales in retailer shops, you must use a 6x9 book.
When you make a book your own pleasure, page placement doesn't play a role and you can do whatever you want. However, if you want to make your book available for sale and possibly want to be sold in bookshops, you must adhere to stringent regulations. You need the number of pages in your book to be a multiple of 4, so if you don't end there, please insert empty pages.
You must leave the last page empty on both sides to print the retailer marks on this page as well. On the next page is the descriptive page that displays the book's titles and other information, such as author's name, publisher's name, brief descriptions, etc. On the back of the descriptive page is the copyrights page.
Perhaps you would like to insert a foreword on the next right. You can then begin with the contents of your book on the next right-hand side. Word has a function with which you can spread the even and uneven page headings throughout the book.
Microsoft Word can also generate an index for you. When you choose an index, it should appear at the end of your book. It will be very valuable your while. By using my recommended size of page borders, which are almost an inches, 12-pt font and 6x9 book, you should calculate about 280 words per page.
You' d have a 100-page book if you'd written 28,000 words. I had a few pages with up to 340 words. An additional blank room will help. So, just keep the blank room around you. When you have a large book, you may think you want to use a smaller typeface to keep costs down.
and is a left-handed site, contains the copyrights information. You need special information on the copyrights page. Your copyrights are below the heading. Underneath you can specify some tag to which the book refers. You will find a brief overview of your copyrights and restrictions on copying below.
I' m suggesting that you submit an application, as I did with my book. If you already have your ISBN number, please enter it below. If you buy a Lulu sales bundle, you will receive one and you will need to modify your book to add this information to your copyrights page.
Below you should indicate where the book will be published, e.g. "Printed in the United States of America" if you are using Lulu. Bottom is the copyrights page I used in my book. It is easy to use the same lay-out and substitute everything with your own information.
When you don't think you're very good with your work, Lulu has online creative software to help you do it. Choose from a collection of example artworks for your covers wallpaper and then place your titles, subtitles, and authors' names in the desired location.
It is also possible to type text that appears on the back and on the back. You will put all this together to produce the printed picture of the whole sleeve. When you want to design your own graphics, you can make your own art with any good Paint Shop application and load up the front and back.
This is what I did with my book "What Was I Think? "Lulu will help you complete the back of your book when you are uploading your artwork. On the basis of the book size (number of pages), the programme will determine what type size you can use on the back.
Creating Space also has an automated spinal aid when you use their spinal column arter. When you choose to load up your own images, you must produce finished front and back envelopes in the correct size. These are the specs you need to use for your art images.....
This is 1875 x 2775 pixel for a 6x9 book. You have three book covers to choose from, Paperback, Case Wrap and Dust jacket. Kasewrap put the title picture directly on the hardcover. The dust wrapper is a seperate wrapper around the bound book. It is imprinted on the cardigan.
The front and tailgate can be provided with brief text information. Book backs can be imprinted with text, e.g. book titles and name. The Lulu system will calculate the width of the back of your book according to the number of pages in your book. You can choose from three different kinds of book covers for a book.
You can only print the self-adhesive binding on the back. PERfECTIVE BUND - Bonded-in, shallow back on which you can place text. The Coil Bund - Useful for booklets that need to be opened even. Like workbooks. Saddlestitching - Embroidered yarn keeps the book together. When you are publishing on Lulu and want to add your book to the Lulu website on Amazon, the costs of including your book in what you call "marketREACH Distribution" are commensurate.
" ExpandedREACH Distributions also offers "extendedREACH Distribution" or "globalREACH Distribution", which will list your book in a database in the US and UK. The book is available online on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores. GLOBAL REACH also list your book at the Ingram Book Company, which allows any bookshop to buy your book to fill its bookshelf.
However, you must make your own effort with advertising, such as book signatures and the issuance of newsletters. Make room: When you post your book to Give Space, it is available through Amazon around the world because it has Give Space. When you choose to buy ExtendedREACH or GlobalREACH from Lulu, you will receive an ISBN number.
Lulu's various redistribution bundles have changed in price over the years, so you need to keep the site up to date. On the other side Create Space gives out a free ISBN number and takes care of the world-wide sales. Your ISBN barcode is placed on the back of your book by default.
So, give it room when you make your own artwork. ISBNs are issued by the U.S. ISBN Agency, so your book is on Bowkers Books-in-Print. How much does it take to print a book? Anything you do to make your book on Lulu's website or within Creating Space is free.
Only the cost is for ordering hardcopy. There is also a fee for Lulu to purchase one of the above mentioned distributions as well. If you buy your own book, you only pays the cost of print, not your own license fee. The cost of the print depends on the book length, the number of pages, the kind of weave and the chosen kind of document.
It may be obvious, but please do yourself a favour and read your script before you spend your time ordering your first copy. At first I bought a few prints to give to good buddies so they could edit a real pocket book for me.
There' s a big discrepancy between the publication of an article online and the publication of a book in paper form. Obviously, you can't do that with a book. So I suggest you try printing a pattern of your book for yourself. Make changes and add a new one. Once you've finished and published your book, you can't make any changes.
You now know everything you need to complete and publish your book. If you make an exertion, it will be worth all the work you've already done when you wrote your book. In your paper you said that the overall number of pages in a print-on-demand book must be a multiple-eight.
Therefore, your documents must be a multiple of four.