The beanstalk is a book preparation series of articles and blogs to help new authors get their book ready for publishing.

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Why a beanstalk?

Whether you’re publishing your first book, or you’re an experienced author, getting your book to market can feel like walking amongst giants. Our Beanstalk was created specifically to grow with you, higher and higher, to help you climb to the land of the giants and back safely with your golden egg.

A woman reading a book, she looks very absorbed in it

How to Make Your Book More Interesting

It’s every writer’s worst nightmare: the only feedback on your book is “it just wasn’t that interesting.” Aside from laying down on the floor and crying, what can you do? Here are some tips to make it into a real page-turner.
Fancy typography that says Begin/End

3 Ways to Know When Your Chapter Is Over

One of the challenges of writing long-form fiction is trying to break it up into comprehensive chapters. Here are three ideas on how to figure out how long your chapters should be.
A typewriter on a messy desk surrounded by a corkboard with lots of notes on it.

Becoming Your Own Publisher

One of the more popular ways of distributing your book is to do so as your own publisher. Is this the right choice for you? Let’s discuss some apparent misconceptions and the various steps to become a publisher, plus the pros and cons of doing so.
A stack of books next to a tiny toy shopping cart with a $20 bill in it

Pricing Your Book for Market

Once your book has been completed there comes the task of pricing. Here are a few tricks of the trade and many printing options to consider to keep your overall costs and retail pricing low while remaining competitive in the marketplace.
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Writing Your Next Book

It’s not uncommon for an author to spend so much time and effort getting that first book out into the world that once that’s done, the prospect of doing it again can seem overwhelming. Here are a few ideas to get you reconnected to your muse.
Books laid out in a grid, including The Catcher in the Rye and A Pair of Silk Stockings.

Creating a Cover That Sells

The cover of your masterpiece is the first impression the reader will have of your book, so it is unwise to overlook the importance of a clean, professional-looking cover. Let’s take a deep dive now into what makes a quality cover.

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