Additional Self Publishing Resources

I have compiled what I have found to be the best written and most helpful articles from other authorities in the self-publishing niche. These are resources that I have bookmarked and refer to often and refer clients to often, so I decided it was time to put them in a central location.

Trust the Professional: Working With A Graphic Designer

“Trust the professional” is not only something I say, it’s also something that I do when it’s my turn to hire out work. I’m not a professional photographer, editor, marketer, etc. I need to hire others to do that for me. The older I get, the wiser I get, and trusting the professional that I […]

Print Costs and Royalty Structures for CreateSpace, IngramSpark, and Nook Press

This is not an exhaustive list of print cost calculators and royalty structures for print-on-demand services by any means, but it does focus on the top three: CreateSpace, IngramSpark, NookPress.  Each of these services allows you to order 1-up-to-mass-quantity of your books, shipped directly to you for your own marketing strategy, or you can use these […]

Book Trim Sizes in Inches for CreateSpace and IngramSpark

I have assembled a handy single-sheet reference to help you choose the right trim size for your book.  This is doubly helpful if you want to use the same file for CreateSpace and IngramSpark.  Click on the graphic to bring the image up in a larger view or download the PDF here.

Elements of Interior Design and Layout Infographic

This is an infographic that details the elements of interior design and layout.

CreateSpace 6×9 Cover Overlays with Bleed and ISBN

Here is a template that will help you perfect your CreateSpace 6×9 cover design.  This is a 2-part overlay: front and back with bleeds and margins, including spine margin and the default CreateSpace barcode size and placement.

CreateSpace Full Cover Design Dimensions Calculator

 This online calculator tool will help you arrive at the dimensions your full cover needs to be for CreateSpace or you can just use it to figure your spine width.

What A Book From CreateSpace Looks Like

I have put together a video of my clients’ showing off their CreateSpace books. A variety of sizes and print options are represented.