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.

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.
A book with Russian text sits open with flowers on and around it, next to a cup with latte art in it.

Making Your Book’s Interior Work for You

You face the daunting task of designing the interior of your book so it stands out to readers. Here are some techniques you can use to make your life easier and, even if you don’t design the whole book, provide important details to the page designer.
A top-down view of a map with a coffee cup on it, a few euro coins and bills, a book, a ring, and a notepad with "Where to next?" written on it.

Navigating the Publishing Industry

Three easy steps to successfully avoid the wrong turns as you navigate the labyrinth that is finding the right indie publisher.
A notebook page with black handwriting and red editing marks on it

The Importance of Book Editing

A good edit is the single most important part of your book. Even if your book is not meant for mass-market distribution, it will be available for the world to buy and read. Let’s break this down by type of book to see what is necessary for the different kinds.

How to Write & Publish Your Book Start to Finish

If you’ve never published a book before, it can be overwhelming to figure out just what is involved. How do you go from writing a book to holding it in your hands? Here are the bare basics in a step-by-step format that’s easy to follow.
An eBook reader propped up against a stack of books.

Do I Need an eBook?

There are many advantages to having your book available in a digital format, from reaching certain demographics to easy giveaways. But is converting to eBook right for you? Here’s how to decide.

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