Helpful Links


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Getting Started
Digital Book Printing
- Article
How POD Books Are Made (equipment details are outdated, but workflow/process info still applies) - Article
Bourg Book Factory (a typical digital press/POD operation)
- Video
CreateSpace Book Publishing Services - Website
Writer Beware (warnings for self-publishing authors) - Article Series

Administrative Details
Copyright Registration (U.S.A.)
- Website
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) (U.S.A.) - Website
The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) & Preassigned Control Number (PCN) Program - Website
The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program - Website
BISAC Category and Subject Headings List - Web Tool
Publishing Business Articles (by Kristine Kathryn Rusch) - Article Series
Publishing Law Articles - Article Series

Writing and Editing
The Chicago Manual of Style Online - Service
5 Tips to Understand Hyphenated Words
- Article
How To Type Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes - Article
Book Editing: The Top Ten Tips - Article
Additional Tips on Better Self-editing
- Article

Book Design
Book Design and Production
by Pete Masterson - Book
Designing for Digital Presses
- Article
Paper Weight Conversion Chart - Web Tool

Page Layout
Perfect Pages by Aaron Shepard
- Book
Font Identifier - Web Tool
Page Numbering In Word - Support Links
OpenType Fonts - Article

Working with Images
Graphic Design Primer - Tutorial Series
Using Adobe Photoshop - Help Community
Image Formats Compared - Article
Image Resolution and Print Quality - Tutorial
The Myth of DPI - Article
Image Resolution for Printing - 5-part Series
Scanning 101 - The Basics - 18-lesson Course

Color Management
Print-on-Demand Color Production Issues
- Article
The Role of Working Colorspaces - Technical Paper
Professional Color Management - Technical Paper
RGB Screen Calibration Test - Web Tool
RGB Color Codes - Chart
CMYK Color Codes - Chart
RGB <=> CMYK Color Conversion - Web Tool
Color Sample Reference for CreateSpace Community Self-Publishers - Book

PDF Creation
PDF Basics
- Website
- Report
Why a Commercial Printer Wants a PDF File - Article
Learn to Create PDF Files - Tutorial
Font Handling in Acrobat Distiller - TechNotes
Preparing PDF Files for Commercial Press - Guidebook
All PDFs Are Not Equal - Article
Trouble-free PostScript RIPs - Article

e-Book Creation
Amazon (Kindle) Digital Text Platform - Website
Kindle Formatting for Web Geeks
- Tutorial

Sales & Marketing
The New Reality of Book Publicity - Article
5 Tips to Start Selling Your Sel-Published Book - Article
27 Ways to Sell More Books - Article
5 Common Mistakes Authors Make with P.R. - Article
Facebook for Authors - Setting Up an Author Page - 2-part Article
How Does Amazon Determine Sales Rank - Article
Amazon Sales Rank Tracker
- Web Tool
Book Marketing Resources (free downloads) - Lists/Links
Book Industry Statistics - Blog Site
Aaron Shepard’s Publishing Blog - Blog Site
Book Sales Statistics (North America) - Blog Site
How to Get Booked on TV - Article
Tip Sheet Tips (for Non-fiction Proposals) - Article
Book Weight Calculator - Web Tool

How to Donate Books to Troops Serving Overseas - Operation Paperback

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