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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 Anatomy of a Book

We break down the anatomy of a book, from the front matter to the back matter. If you're new to writing a book, this is a great place to start!

January 12, 2022

Marcy G.

Printing on Demand With 48 Hour Books

Looking to print only a few book at a time to fulfill orders? Learn how you can print on demand with 48 Hour Books.

January 05, 2022

Marcy G.

Tips for Writing and Printing a Fantasy Book

Looking to write the next best-selling fantasy book? Here are some tips from 48 Hour Books to help you make sure it's a success!

January 03, 2022

Michael Dull

The Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Book for the First Time

Writing a book for the first time can be quite an invigorating experience, but also takes a lot of focus, planning, discipline, and confidence.

December 29, 2021

Marcy G.

2022 Book Design Trends We Love for Self-Publishing

Learn what design trends are hot for self-publishing authors at 48 Hour Books.

December 29, 2021

Marcy G.

The Sequel: Lessons to Apply to Your Second Book

Learn what lessons to apply to your second book by analyzing sales, budget, and feedback. Once you're ready to self-publish again, 48 Hour Books is here to help

December 22, 2021

Marcy G.

Printing Quantity: Keeping the Right Number of Books on Hand

It's hard to pinpoint how many books to print when you're just starting out. We've provided some helpful tips on how to help you determine the right number of books to order.

December 15, 2021

Marcy G.

Self-Published Author Spotlight: Terrance Bacchus

Get to know self-published author, Terrance Bacchus, as he shares his experience writing his book, "Financially Empowered: Achieving Success Through Sacrifice."

December 08, 2021

48 Hour Books

6 Clever Ways to Cope with Writer’s Rejection

If you are a writer, at some point you’re going to face rejection. Here are six ways you can absorb that rejection and turn it into triumph.

December 01, 2021

Emily Henry

Pre-Flight Check: Everything to Check Before You Send Your Files for Printing

Not sure if you are ready to upload your files to us? We have organized a list of book printing and self-publishing basics to check before you upload!

November 24, 2021

Marcy G.

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