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Self-Publishing Guide

Self-publishing is a great way to publish your book without the need of a traditional publisher. Although the process can seem overwhelming for new authors, we are here to help.

You can find out which mistakes to avoid, the pros and cons of self-publishing, and how to self-publish any type of book with our in-depth guide. We’ll show you step-by-step what to do.

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Before you publish your own book, it’s helpful to get an overview of what is involved. We’ll help you see and understand the complete book-publishing process, including how to publish a book from start to finish. From writing to printing to marketing (and everything in between), you’ll get an in-depth look at the book publishing process before you begin.

Discover your options for publishing your book, the best way to publish for your book type, and the different kinds of publishing companies available.

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Book templates are a simple way to get a beautiful, professional-looking book in no time. When you use book templates, you are assured that your book will be properly formatted in the correct dimensions for printing. You can use free book templates from 48 Hour Books to easily format your book’s interior pages and cover design. Learn everything you need to know about book templates, including what they do and how to use them.

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