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BISAC Subject Codes

Submitted by keo on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:40

If you're new to the publishing (or self-publishing) industry, your knee-jerk reaction to hearing BISAC might be gesundheit. But BISACs are more than a sneeze sound; BISAC is an acronym for Book Industry Standards and Communications, and BISAC codes are the publishing industry's nine-digit codes for categories into which books might fall.

The Business of Book Publishing: The Cost of IBook Publishing

Submitted by gcarana on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:44

In a previous post, we looked at the cost of a publisher publishing his or her book through Amazon, through their Kindle App. Missed it? The full article can be seen here. As you probably know as a book publisher or author, though, there are many different e-book platforms through which you can sell your book. Each comes with their own cost, rules, and regulations. Aside from Amazon's Kindle platform, Apple's iBooks is another one of the biggest e-book publishers in the country.

Best Practices for Accessibility in Publishing

Submitted by Belle on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:28

Making your books accessible for people with differing abilities is good for 3 reasons:

  1. It's the most ethical choice. By creating inaccessible material, you exclude and disrespect people.
  2. In some cases, it is the only legal choice. Check the requirements in your state/country/industry.
  3. It's a good marketing choice. Making your book accessible creates a larger possible reading population.


Making Your Book More Accessible with PDF Bookmarks

Submitted by kms on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 21:55

If you have the updated version of Adobe Acrobat (currently Adobe Acrobat Pro DC) on your computer, then using bookmarks is a simple and efficient way for self-publishers to mark their own work, and for publishers to locate places they need to return to during the editing process.  PDF bookmarks also enable readers to easily return to a previous page.


Here are five “need to know” facts and resources for authors and publishers:

The Business of Book Publishing: The Copyright Page

Submitted by mhiscock on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:32

For publishers and authors, the copyright page holds valuable information you should know and be able to interpret. Traditionally, the copyright page is the “second side of the first page of the book” and often contain the copyright notice, edition information, publication information, printing history, cataloging data, legal notices, and the ISBN. Authors can attribute credit to designers, production, editing, and/or illustration on this page as well.

What’s required on the copyright page?