Press-Ready Post Roundup #1

We’ve been chatting about making books and getting them ready for print over on Patreon this month. The first week was totally free to the public and the rest of the month (minus maybe a post or two) will be for patrons. You can access them for just a $1 pledge!

Here are the posts rounded up for you so far:

Day 1 – Why You Should Become a Publisher
Day 2 – Reasons Not to Publish Your Own Books
Day 3 – Branding Your Publishing House
Day 4 – The Legalities of Being Your Own Business
Day 5 – Do you need an editor?
Day 6 – The spreadsheet method of comic writing – Complete with a live demo!
Day 7 – ISBN, UPC, LCCN… What do you really need
Day 8 – Choosing a printer
Day 9 – Print on Demand? Pros and Cons 
Day 10 – Printing Timetables
Day 11 – Book Feel
Day 12 – Paper Choices
Day 13 – Formatting Software
Day 14 – What Goes Into a Book?
Day 15 –  Dissecting the Copyright Page

Hopefully these posts and resource links will bring you closer to printing your own books!

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After years of writing and handbookbinding, I knew that my love for creating books would carry on throughout my lifetime. In 2013, I decided to try my hand at having a sketch book printed on demand. It shall not see the light of day. In 2014, I put together a short graphic novel and tried printing again. This book was Style Quest. Riding this success, I produced and crowdfunded the printing of my most recent book Bellmage.

Now, as I prepare for another book release later this year, I’d like to share what I’ve learned about publishing and preparing your book for print. This series will run on Patreon: a space where people who enjoy my work and my brand can help support the creation of more books. I believe in making information available to everyone, so the first week of these posts will be free to the public.

Today’s topic is why: Why producing and publishing your own books is a great idea. Read here.

Feel free to leave comments, questions or request topics for later on in the month!