Want to learn how to make your own book? Come to the book publishing experts! At 48 Hour Books, we offer a wide variety of education and information on the entire publishing process, whether you’re writing, formatting, printing, or publishing your book.
We’ve collected some of our best tips and advice on how to make a book, so you can dive deep into each aspect of the process. Below you’ll find in-depth guides for each step. We answer your questions, share insider knowledge, and help you prepare to create the best book you can make.
Start at the beginning! No matter what type of book you’re writing, you’ll find helpful advice for the writing process.
Learn about specific genres and how to write and format your book for each genre and its audience. Read more
Bust some writing myths and learn how to become a better writer. Read more
One important step in making a book is formatting. We break down the terms and show you how the formatting process works (and why it’s important).
The interior of your book is just as important as the cover. Learn about book formatting and get our free book templates. Read more
Learn book formatting and typesetting terms to help you format your book confidently. Read more
You can never have too much editing. Whether you’re editing your book yourself, counting on a friend, or hiring a professional, get tips and advice for effective book editing.
Learn effective proofreading tips for catching mistakes and typos. Read more
Connect with professional editors and other resources for editing your book. Read more
How do you retain the rights to your work? What does ISBN stand for? Do you need a barcode? We’ll show you how to register your book and copyright its contents.
Learn the whys and hows of copyrighting a book. Read more
Learn what an ISBN is, how to get one, and why you need it. Plus, barcodes and what they’re used for. Read more
Let’s be honest: We all still judge a book by its cover. But that can work to your advantage when you learn the secrets of book design.
Get help with every aspect of designing a professional-quality book, from interior pages to cover design. Read more
Tips on book cover design, using graphic design principles, for a book cover that looks professionally made. Read more
Download free custom cover design templates or hire one of our specialists to help you create the perfect one-of-a-kind book cover. Read more
What is self-publishing — and how is it different from traditional publishing? We’ll go in-depth on the topic with our publishing guides.
Everything for the self-publisher, from how-to advice to tips on the self-publishing process. Read more
Learn the pros and cons of each publishing method so you can choose the best technique for your book. Read more
Making a book is one thing — getting it to readers is another. Learn why marketing is one of the most important steps in publishing your book and how to do it.
Get creative ideas for marketing your self-published book so you can make more sales and win over readers. Read more
Get practical, low-budget ways to promote your self-published book before and after launch day. Read more