Part 1: Industry Publishing Guide

This introductory guide covers traditional vs. independent publishing, marketing, pre-production: editing, graphic design, covers.

Print on Demand vs Distribution – Jennifer’s thoughts

Self-Publishing Course by Ingram

The free Self-Publishing Course covers the basics of book metadata, keywords, how to write a good book description and author bio, subject codes, importance of book reviews, picking the right book (trim) size, ISBN overview, pricing a book, and picking a publication date.

IngramSpark Title Setup

The BISAC is a standard used by the supplying book industry to categorise books into specific topics. Look up subject codes in advance (if preferred) at:

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Printing Photo-Heavy Books with Print on Demand

While going up the levels is increasingly expensive both at Blurb and IngramSpark (premium color), this independent POD review by a Cookbook author is quite revealing! For indies without help, a definite insight.
Remember to factor in shipping on bulk (author) orders!