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The Pocket Guide to eBook Layout

Formatting your book for eBook distribution can seem complicated, but there are some best practices that will make things easier. The important thing to remember: Formatting your eBook is about giving your readers a good experience, regardless of what device they read on.

The 4 R's of Ranking a Book with Category Selection

When is it time to go wide?

Deciding between exclusivity and wide distribution can be a challenge. Like every other part of your author business, distribution should be handled strategically. You’ll want to look at the goals and needs of your business to determine the best plan—and it’s best not to assume that any one plan is better by default. In this week’s post, we’ll look at reasons why you might choose one strategy over another, and decide when exactly is a good time to go wide.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

This year in the US our Thanksgiving holiday falls on Thursday, November 24.

In observance of this national holiday, the Draft2Digital offices will close at 5pm Central on November 23 and reopen again at 8am CST on Monday, November 28.

The Surprising Truth About ISBN

At some point, every indie author comes up against the question—do I really need an ISBN? Finding a definitive answer to that is going to be tough, thanks to a plethora of opinions from both professional and hobbyist publishers. Those opinions range from “you must” to “you should never,” and every possible answer in between. In this week’s post we’re taking a hard look at ISBNs, digging around a little, and offering our own advice about when or if you should purchase an ISBN. Our answer may surprise you.