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48 Hour Books Blog

We hope that the following blog entries will explain and simplify the process of turning your words into actual books. We'd love to hear from you, either with comments, or with suggestions for future blog posts. We're here to help!

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Writing Contest Winner: "Courage" by Travis E. Taylor

Read the winning submission of our "In Nature" writing contest by Travis E. Taylor

November 30, 2022

48 Hour Books
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Why You Should Invest in Professional Book Editing Services

If you need professional book editing services, we offer a list of professional book editors and information about how much these services cost.

November 28, 2022

Marcy G.

Self-Publishing a Photo Book: Follow These Steps

For professional photographers, self-publishing a photo book is a solid way to show off your photographs in one, neat, professional package. Here's how!

November 23, 2022

Marcy G.
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Printing a Special Edition: What Are the Benefits of an Exclusive Release?

Special editions are a great way to generate revenue for a successful book, while treating your readers with an exclusive release. Learn more about printing a special edition with 48 Hour Books!

November 23, 2022

Marcy G.
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Gifting Your Book: Printing a Holiday Hit

Now is the perfect time to turn those family recipes into a cookbook, gift a family photo album, or print your family history – just in time for the holidays!

November 16, 2022

Marcy G.
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Matte vs Glossy Book Covers: Choosing the Perfect Cover Finish

We break down the these two popular cover finishes so you can feel confident in your print selections when you go to place your order!

November 09, 2022

Marcy G.
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Five Reasons Self-Publishers Choose Paperback Book Printing

What are the top five reasons self-publishers choose paperback book printing? Learn about printing a paperback book!

October 31, 2022

Marcy G.
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Tips for Affordable Novel Editing

Finding affordable novel editing services is easier with help from 48 Hour Books. If you want to know who can help me edit my book, read our novel editing tips.

October 26, 2022

Marcy G.
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What Are Hardcover Books Made Of?

We break down how we make our case bound (hardcover) books.

October 24, 2022

Marcy G.
"I Am Success" journal

A Guide to Printing a Journal

There are certain books that will simply never go out of style, and journals certainly fit into that category. Learn how you can print a custom journal with 48 Hour Books!

October 24, 2022

Marcy G.

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