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The Ultimate Guide to 48 Hour Book

Free Ultimate Guide to a 48 Hour Book

Self-publishing is easier when you have a guide. Learn everything you need to know about preparing your book and ordering with the fastest book printer in the world. It’s all here in our self-publishing guide.

  • What sets 48 Hour Books apart from other printers?
  • What are some best practices for self-publishing?
  • What is book formatting?
  • Do I really need an editor?
  • What does "print-ready" manuscript mean?
  • How do I place my order?

We answer all this … and more … in The Ultimate Guide to a 48 Hour Book. It’s everything you’ve always wanted to know about how to self-publish a book. And it’s FREE!

Get the guide

We’ve prepared the ultimate guide for self‑publishers.

We know the road to becoming a self-publishing author can be difficult to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together a guide that takes you through all the important steps to self-publish a book, answers your questions and gives you insight into the entire process of printing your book with 48 Hour Books.

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How do we offer a 48 Hour Book? See our flowchart.

From the time you send your files to the minute we hit the press, we have a plan. And we share it with you in our ultimate self-publishing guide. You’ll see how the self-publishing process begins and what happens along the way ... right up until you have your very own 48 Hour Book in hand.

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Read about the difference. And feel the difference.

We tell you all about our special printing techniques that make your book stand out on a shelf. And with your copy of the Ultimate Guide, you can feel the paper we use and see the quality of our book binding.

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Find out what happens after you approve your book.

We’re not kidding when we say 48 Hour Books is the fastest book printer in the world. We print quickly, but fast printing doesn’t mean lower quality. You get bookstore-quality books with all the attention to detail that you see with the best sellers.

Get a look at our printing schedules, how we produce different binding styles, our production schedules, shipping information, and more. The process of self-publishing a book is explained, so you know what to expect.

"The only stupid question is
the question that is never asked." — Ramon Bautista

Ask your questions. Our team really cares about our self-publishing authors, and that’s why we have multiple options for contacting our customer service team.

In the Ultimate Guide, we go over lots and lots of questions – all of them are good! And, you’ll want to get the answers. We address commonly misunderstood items or those questions you think everyone knows the answer to except you (by the way, it’s not true – lots of people ask!).

The Ultimate Guide to a 48 Hour Book has all this and much more. And it’s FREE. Get your self-publishing guide today, and get started on your dream of becoming an author. If you want to self-publish a book, we want to be your partner.

Get the Guide

You have two options

PDF version (download instantly)

You can download a PDF version of the book immediately. It contains everything you need to know about preparing your book and ordering from the fastest book printer in the world.

But since it’s just a PDF, you won’t be able to see the quality of our printing & binding. It won’t have our sample section, so you won’t be able to see samples of our different paper options, and how photos look on each. And you won’t be able to see and feel samples of our most popular cover options:

  • Diamond 3D cover
  • Foil Hotstamping
  • Silk Laminating

But it will give you the rest of the content in the book immediately, so you can get to work right away.

Download PDF

Printed & Bound version (& sample book)

We’ll mail you a printed and bound version of the book. Since it’s produced exactly the same way we print all of our books, it’s also an excellent sample book. So you’ll be able to see for yourself:

  • the quality of our printing and binding
  • all our paper sample
  • how photos look on each type of paper

And you’ll get to see and feel samples of our most popular cover options:

  • Diamond 3D cover
  • Foil Hotstamping
  • Silk Laminating
Order (it's free!)

Check out our Ultimate Guide for publishing resources, advice for new authors, and free paper samples!