Author Resources

Guide to publishing

Manuscript Prep

When you self-publish, a completed manuscript is just the beginning. There are still mistakes to find (and eliminate!), content to edit, a cover to design... you get the point. This section will walk you through some of the less glamorous aspects of the publishing process; you'll find it's not so painful after all!


Regardless of your publishing goals, the quality of your work matters—no one wants to read a book that's riddled with typos and grammatical errors.


It is important you pay as much attention to the design of your book as you do to the creation of your manuscript. Take a look at this advice for designing your cover and interior.