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Self-Publishing Genres

At 48 Hour Books, we welcome authors of many different genres, in both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps your passion draws you toward creating a carefully crafted book of recipes, or you feel a calling to share your journey of faith with the world — we can help you create a one-of-a-kind book that tells your story.

We have extensive experience helping authors craft books in a wide range of genres, including business, religion, self-help, cookbooks, and family history.

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We know how important it is to make your book appealing to your intended audience, so we’re offering you some tips on writing and formatting your self-published book to suit your selected genre.

You can learn more about these unique book styles and how to best format them according to each genre below.

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Book Genres


Business books

Business books help you position yourself as an authority in your field. Learn tips for writing and publishing a business book that will set your business apart.


Religious books

Whether exploring religion from an academic angle or sharing your personal path of faith, religious and spiritual books offer an opportunity to connect with readers on a deeper level. Learn structure and formatting tips for writing a religious book.


Self-help books

Help others through life’s challenges by writing a self-help book. When structured as an activity book or workbook, there are special printing options to consider.



For your readers’ recipes to come out correctly, it’s very important to format your cookbook in a standard, easy-to-read way. Learn more about organizing and setting up your cookbook.

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Family history books

Whether written as a family keepsake or created as a marketable offering, family history books often incorporate many photos and other unique publishing considerations. Learn what to keep in mind when publishing a family history book.


Your Self-Publishing Partner

No matter which genre of book you select, you can count on 48 Hour Books to help you create a professional-looking, bookstore-quality book — fast.

From custom cover design to free downloadable book templates, we have the resources you need to create a high-quality work.