Registering your ISBN

As an aspiring author, you may find yourself wondering what an ISBN is, what it means and how you can obtain one for your book. An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number, which is a thirteen-digit number that works to identify your book specifically against all...

How To Find The Right Printer For Your Book

Self-Publishing means making a lot of decisions and putting a lot of effort into your success. As a self-publishing author, you need to be constantly marketing, gauging your audience, and making yourself visible in the field. You don’t get to take a day off; you’re...

Everyone Has a Story. Why Not Share Yours?

Why do people write books and what makes you decide to write one?   Firstly, the stereotypical image of someone having a “Eureka!” moment followed by hours of laborious typing that miraculously results in an overnight best-seller couldn’t be further from the truth....

Publishing Costs: Print Books vs E-Books

As an author, there comes a time when a decision needs to be made whether to publish a print or digital version (or both) of the book. While most people would assume that publishing an e-book is less costly than publishing a print book, that may not necessarily be the...

Your legal rights if your work has been taken

In continuation of our legal series, we’re discussing what your rights are if your work has been taken: What if it’s your work that’s taken? Without a big publisher behind you, policing your copyright adds to your post-publication duties. If you’ve taken the...