Alphabet Publishing Books
Teacher-Created, Classroom-Tested, Student-Approved
Alphabet Publishing is an independent publishing company that offers a varied selection of innovative and creative supplementary resources for students and teachers that are a bit outside the box. All our products are author-led and all our authors are teachers practicing in the classroom now. That means our materials are 100% teacher-created, classroom-tested, and student-approved!
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Self Publishing Books for Teachers: Everything to Know
I’m working on a series of posts on everything you need to know about self publishing. My experience is in education so much of what I write will be best for teachers or non-fiction. However, self publishing is self publishing and a book is a book, so there should be something here for every author. I’m covering resources you need and where to get them. What can you do yourself and what are the advantages of hiring a professional editor or book designer? What should you expect when hiring a professional and how can you spot scams? Do you
ISBNs for Self-Publishers: What you need to know!
Self-publishing can be complicated and ISBNs or metadata are often the most confusing part. My clients often have a lot of questions about ISBNs so I want to demystify the subject for you! So here’s everything to know about ISBNs for self-publishers! 1. What is an ISBN? An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a number that identifies a book, or to be precise, each unique format and edition of a title. Basically, it’s an internationally recognized and regulated code that makes it easier for bookstores, libraries, and distributors to identify, buy, and sell books. When you buy ISBNs,
How to Get a Good Cover for Your Self-Published Book
Cover design is an area that many self-publishers struggle with. Designing an effective cover is an art that takes skill and knowledge. Graphic design software has become more and more accessible, including free tools like Canva. So it is now feasible for anyone to create a book cover image. However, a graphic designer does more than slap some words over an image. A good cover designer will have a broad knowledge of art and design theory and history. They will also research genre expectations Finally, they have access to resources including complex graphic design programs. These programs can be
Should You Hire an Editor for Your Self-Published Book?
One of the biggest debates in the self-publishing world these days is: do self-publishers really need editors? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. You need an editor, or rather you need editing services. There are (basically) 3 kinds of editing and you need to go through all three steps. However, you may or may not need a professional editor for all three! So why do so many self-publishers think they don’t need an editor? One of the main motivations for self-publishing is keeping creative control, as I mentioned an earlier post in my series on how to self-publish
Atticus is an Affordable Book Design Tool for Self-Publishing Books
Publishing a book is expensive and complicated. I’m always looking for tools and software that make the self-publishing process easier and fit within a budget. I had heard the buzz about Atticus during their pre-launch and even used it to put out a simple ebook quickly. However, I wasn’t sure how it would do with print books and more complicated formatting such as images, lists, tables, or layout issues such as running headers and page numbers. Could I customize the front matter and back matter the way I wanted? Would it give me control over margins, font size, paragraph