Book Publishing

Book publishing has evolved with POD (print-on-demand) services. While it's never too late to write the next great novel or an award-winning nonfiction book, many people see book publishing as a marketing tool. No matter what your approach to your book, the challenge is finding and writing for the right audience.

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Projects

Editing

Editing

Is your book ready for your ideal audience? Let us help you add the finishing touches with expert proofreading, consistency checking, copy editing, and/or developmental editing. If you are just starting out and need support organizing your ideas for your book, we recommend author coaching. If you already have a manuscript, read on for how we can create a project plan to get your book to the finish line.

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Publishing

Publishing

We can support your project from concept to publication. Depending on the current state of your manuscript, video, website, or social media profiles, we offer services to edit or convert your existing materials and publish them on various platforms (print, online, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) in the required formats, image size, video encoding, and text length.

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Blog posts

Before You Write Your Book: An Editor’s Insights
By
Conna Craig
, posted on
March 27, 2022
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Five steps to preparing your manuscript for success

Does everyone you know tell you, "You should write a book!" Don't know where to start? We can help you get started and we offer free consultations.

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Generate your first E-Book with LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Generate your first E-Book with LaTeX

The basics of setting up an account on Overleaf, importing the book template, and exporting your project into a HTML file that you can turn into an e-book.

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Filling the Template
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Free Template to Convert Your Book into a LaTeX project

Using this template will help you to turn your manuscript into an e-book and print-ready LaTeX project within hours. This article describes its structure.

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Bibliography and Citations
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Cite other Authors in LaTeX

Be it out of scientific accuracy, as a service to the interested reader, or out of gratitude, you should include references to your sources.

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Index Creation in LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Generate and Edit an Index for LaTeX books vs Word

This article shows you why indexes in LaTeX are superior to Word and provides you a checklist of how to effectively manage an index for LaTeX books.

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Template Management
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Turn Your Manuscript into a LaTeX based book

A simple way of writing books in LaTeX is using Overleaf and our template. In this article, I describe each file of the template with a list of items to adapt.

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Polishing a Book for Print
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Checklist for preparing a Book for Printing

After you have completed all the writing, editing, indexing, reference-checking, etc., use this checklist to make your LaTeX book print-ready.

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Polishing for E-book Release
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Polishing your LaTeX project for an E-book Release

Preparing an E-books is mostly about adapting the images. Here, I will explain what to look for when converting your LaTeX project to an e-book format.

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Publishing Your Book on Amazon KDP
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Publish Your Book on Amazon KDP

Publishing on Amazon KDP is relatively straightforward once you have the MOBI file, or the PDF file (for the print release) ready. Let me show you how.

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How to Create Cover Graphics
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Create Cover Graphics

Here, I explain the bare minimum requirements to create a custom cover for publishing on Amazon KDP. Hiring professional services are still recommended.

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Publishing on Google Play
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Steps to Publish and Sell your E-Book on Google Play

While Amazon KDP is the current market leader, it might be worthwhile to also publish your book on other platforms. One alternative is Google Play.

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Publishing on Leanpub
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Publish Your Book on LeanPub

Leanpub is an alternative to Amazon and Google. It is designed to provide you with just enough to get your book properly published, marketed, and sold.

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Writing a Series
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Organize Your LaTeX Book Series

LaTeX documents are projects consisting of an entire folder of files, as opposed to everything being in a single file such as with Word documents.

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Books and Your Professional Career
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How Writing a Book can Help your Professional Career

A good approach to book publishing is to focus less on the profits from the sale and more on the connection you create with your readers to markt your services.

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 Great Expectations
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Great Expectations can be Dangerous

Be careful with your expections of the sales of your first book. It is best to expect no sales and be happy about the experience you can use for your next one.

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Starting a New Book
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Start a New Book the Right Way

You have two options: either write a book that you want to hold in your hands or you write a book that you want to see others holding in their hands.

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 Your (First) Book Will Not Sell and Why That Is OK
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Why It is OK if your First Book Will not Sell

It is easy to think that if you just put the right combination of letters on a piece of paper, you end up with a bestseller. But writing books is hard.

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Comparing Word and LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Turn your Text into a Powerful LaTeX template.

For which books is it better to use a word processor? What are the advantages of writing a complex book in LaTeX vs Word? Here, I will compare Word and LaTeX.

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Managing Your Expectations for Your First Book
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Anxiety when Starting Out with Publishing

Are your expectations for your first book too high? Click to find out how you can prevent a failed book launch and write your next book the agile way.

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Related Books and Services

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Our Book Publishing Services

Publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub

We can take your Word file, HTML document, LaTeX document, Google Doc, or (with some editing) even your text document and publish it as a soft- or hardcover.
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Our Proofreading Services

Professional Proofreading to Make Your Book Flawless

Our proofreaders will skillfully correct spelling, word choice, grammar, punctuation, and formatting issues. Don't leave your book's success to chance!
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Our Brainstorming Services

I want to write a book, but how do I begin?

The best time to get a coach on board? At the beginning of your writing process or once you have decided on your topic and tried your hand at an outline.
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Our Consistency Checking Services

Every page of your book should be totally error-free

This facet of editing ensures that your manuscript has been "double-checked" to make sure that details are accurate and consistent throughout the book.
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Our Copy Editing Services

Your writing deserves careful, professional editing

Let us help you ensure your manuscript easily flows from one paragraph to the next, while remaining consistent and maintaining your voice and style.
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Our Website Design Services

Turn your manuscript into a fully working website

An online presence will engage potential customers and help you sell your book or course. Our editors can adapt your text for desktop and mobile browsers.
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Our Presentation Creation Services

Optimize your presentation to deliver your points

Our experienced editors will review your presentation and coach you to work out the central message. Let us help you streamline your presentation.
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Our Cover Creation Services

Get a cover for your book

Let's talk about your goals for your book so that we can create a unique book cover that is suitable for an ebook as well as soft- and hardcover versions.
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Better Books with LaTeX, the Agile Way: Self-Publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub

Streamline Your Writing Process

Connect with Readers from Day One. Better Books with LaTeX the Agile Way can help you to self-publish your Book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub.
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