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48 Hour Books: Your Self-Publishing Partner

We know many of our book printing customers are new to self-publishing. That’s why we offer a range of services that provide assistance along the way. From editing, to design, to registering an ISBN, you have expert help and advice at your fingertips.

Whether you need a little extra hand-holding — or a lot! — you’ll find the service and resources you need by partnering with us.

How to self-publish your book

There’s more to publishing your book than just ordering printed copies. For a truly published work, you’ll need to do some of the tasks a traditional publisher would normally do for you. See below for an overview of the self-publishing process.

As you complete each step, check it off the list: you’re that much closer to having a professional, printed book!

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The first step after your book is written is to make sure it’s edited. You can read it yourself and ask others to read it, too. Even better: hire a professional. They’ll polish your manuscript and help you find every typo. We can connect you with professional editors who will help your book shine.

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Book design

After your book is written, you need to format it to be printed. You can do this yourself using our free book templates! They’ll help you format your book properly before the printing process begins.

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Book Cover Design

Interior formatting isn’t the only design consideration: you’ll also need to design your book’s cover. You can do this yourself using our cover specs, hire a graphic designer to help, or simply use our friendly cover design services. Whether you’re looking for plug-and-play templates or fully customized cover design, we’re here to help.

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Ebook Conversion

Don't forget the eBook version! We can help you perform eBook conversions so your book is ready to upload to major eBook distributors in the proper format. We convert your files manually, and make sure they are validated to prevent any difficulties along the way. This lets you distribute digital copies for reading on Kindle, Nook, and other popular eBook readers.

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ISBNs and Barcodes

Part of distributing your printed book includes having an ISBN, or International Standard Book Number.
This unique identifier helps bookstores and libraries get the right book on the shelves, so it’s an important part of self-publishing your book.

We offer ISBN packages so you can buy an ISBN and barcode for every printed book and eBook you publish, making it easy for distributors and booksellers to find your book. You can also use this time to register your copyright.

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Printing and Shipping

Once you’ve taken care of writing, editing, designing, and registering your book, it’s finally time to print! As the world’s fastest book printing company, we can print your book in as little as two days. Plus, we offer premium finishes, deluxe add-ons, and other professional-quality printing touches that our competitors just can’t match.
Take a look at some of the beautiful options we offer as you begin the ordering process.

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Tips and Information

We aim to be your self-publishing partner. That’s why you can count on us for the tips and resources you need to self-publish a high-quality, professional book.

Wondering how the printing process works? We’ll show you! Our book, The Ultimate Guide to a 48 Hour Book, shows you step-by-step everything you need to know.
Even better? It’s free!

Plus, get detailed pre-press and production schedules, shipping schedules, FAQ, and more, so you know exactly what to expect after you place your order. And don’t miss our blog for learning the ins and outs of publishing, including terms you should know and tips on marketing, design, and other important publishing topics.

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Let the experts at 48 Hour Books help you self-publish your book!

Partner With Us

When you self-publish, you don’t have to go it alone! Partner with us — we’ve got the experience you need and the personalized customer service you deserve. See more reasons why we stand out from the competition, and let us help you on your journey to becoming a published author.