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147 - I’m Not Sure I Want to Take My Book to Print


Today’s Topic: I’m Writing A Book, But Not Sure I Want to Take It to Print… What Other Options Do I Have?

I know it might sound a little bit strange that someone would take the time to compile a manuscript for any other reason than printing it as a book, but there are many reasons my clients come to me unsure whether or not printing their manuscript makes sense. I think the first concern is cost. The cost to print a book has not just doubled, but tripled during covid.

One of my recent clients couldn’t afford to print hard cover books, but he was able to afford what is called an 8-page gate-fold cover. This is a softcover book, but it has a thicker paper and flaps that fold in kind of like a hard cover book. You just can’t remove the jacket. He had a 356 page book and his printing cost for 250 6 x 9 books was $2,500, not including shipping.  He’s selling his books for $29.95. This is a cost of $10/book.

Another recent client produced...

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140 - I Didn’t Know About eBook Pirating!


Today’s Topic: I Didn’t Know About eBook Pirating - Digital Designers, Protections & Self Publishing Mistakes…

Where do we start with today’s episode? I’ve been in the marketing, advertising, and book business for most of my career and the one thing that gets under the skin as a professional in any industry is when someone has a quick fix solution or work around for the thing you do professionally with great pride.

Now, it’s not something to get agitated about, because business people need quick solutions and that’s why services like Canva or Fiverr or some of the others are so successful. You have a need and there is a quick fix solution to keep rolling along in your business. But, there’s a huge difference between digital and print that is a bit challenging to explain to someone that doesn’t have a background in it.

Print is nearly obsolete these days outside of the book industry. Most things go into a system and...

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118 - Setting Up Your Book on Amazon - The Good, Bad, and Ugly


Hey Guys! Nicole Gabriel here! I’m the host of the Let’s Get Your Book Published podcast. I’m also the author multiple books, a Book Designer, and a Publishing Coach as well as an intuitive Business Coach.

I’ve been in the book business for awhile now and I’ve helped many clients get their book published over the years. On this podcast I share personal stories, client stories, and the truths about the publishing industry….


Today’s topic: Setting Up Your Book on Amazon - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

When people think of books nowadays the first thing they think about is Amazon. It used to be so different when we had real local bookstores. It really does sadden me because people really gravitate toward Amazon now. Some of you see the complete picture of the pitfalls of Amazon, but most just don’t care. There is a monopoly on all things sold and many businesses are suffering as a result of it’s...

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025 - How to Best Work with A Book Designer

book design book layout Mar 08, 2020

Hi Guys! A rainy dark almost spring-like day here in Utah! I saw flowers blooming out on the trail hike yesterday! How exciting it’s almost spring! Happy daylight savings day! 

On today’s episode we’re gonna talk about how to best work with a book designer.

There are multiple levels to the book design process. There are many moving parts from the time the manuscript leaves the editor to the time you hold the book in your hands. The book’s cover is the first time you see your book come to life. A professional book designer will always do far more than just a book cover!

As a book designer for the last decade myself, I am often approached with people telling me all about the artistic components of the book they envision creating. But, honestly, I wouldn’t be doing my job right if I didn’t re-focus my authors on what they are trying to achieve rather than how they want it to look. A proper designer is looking at all the pieces to the...

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