How to design a book (and an eBook)

Part 2: An insight into self-publishing a book

This is the second part of a series about how we self-published a book. This part is about how to design a print and eBook version of your book.

I have worked exclusively in digital my whole career. I had no clue how to design a book! But I relished the challenge. This article shares my design process and what I learned.




Books need to be written, edited, designed, printed, marketed, sold, and distributed. Self-publishing can be fun and rewarding, but also frustrating and costly. This series shares our experience, the hard lessons we learned, and advice to save money and succeed.

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