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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!


The State of the Printing Industry: What Exactly is Going On?

From material and labor shortages to inflation, we examine the current state of the printing industry.

June 29, 2022

Marcy G.

How to Publish a Coloring Book

Coloring books are having a moment. Learn how to print your coloring book with 48 Hour Books!

June 22, 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!

June 22, 2022

Marcy G.

Why You Want (or Don't Want) a Dust Jacket for Your Self-Published Book

We examine why you want (or don't want) a dust jacket when printing your self-published book

June 22, 2022

Marcy G.

Formatting Tips for a Children's Book Layout

The layout of a children’s book is different from a book for older readers in many significant ways. So how do you lay out a children’s book?

June 22, 2022

Marcy G.

Book Shipping Questions With 48 Hour Books

We’re answering all of your questions about shipping!

June 22, 2022

Marcy G.

The Pros & Cons of Publishing on KDP – And Why You Should Work with a Quick Printing Company Instead

Amazon continues to be a popular retailer for selling your books. But is it always the right choice? We discuss pros and cons.

June 22, 2022

Marcy G.

The No-Cost Book Marketing Guide For Self-Publishers

Need to market your book, but you're on a budget? No problem! Here are several book marketing avenues you can pursue on little to no budget.

June 20, 2022

Marcy G.

Dynamic Characters vs. Static Characters: Making Them Work Together

We explore the importance of dynamic and static characters in a story and how they work together.

June 20, 2022

Marcy G.

How to Make a Book

Learn how to make a book with help from 48 Hour Books. Our in-depth guides & advice show you how each step of the book publishing process works, from writing to formatting to printing your book.

June 20, 2022

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