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Self-Publishing Tools

What you need in order to learn how to self‑publish successfully

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Publisher Education


How to Self-Publish a Book: The Complete Guide to Publish Like a Pro

Learn how to share your story with the world

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Award-winning self-publishing blog on essential publishing topics

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Free 5-star self-publishing courses that are quick to complete

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Trending topics, self-publishing tips, and industry news

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Book formatting, book marketing, book distribution, and more

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21-Day Marketing Challenge

Unlock 21 days of book marketing tips for indie authors

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30-Day Writing Challenge

Get writing tips, motivation, and resources straight to your inbox

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Publishing Calculators

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Compensation Calculator

Forecast what you’ll earn per print book sale

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Print and Ship Calculator

Figure out book printing and shipping costs

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Weight and Spine Width Calculator

Determine the size and weight of your book

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File Creation

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File Creation Guide

IngramSpark’s requirements for creating your print-on-demand and ebook files

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Cover Template Generator

Create a template for your book cover design, with email instructions, and useful info

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PDF Checklist

Final reminders to make sure your print files are ready for upload

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EPUB Conversion

Some readers prefer print books and physical retailers, but some prefer ebooks and online retailers, so if your print book isn’t yet available in ebook format, the time is now!

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Publisher Associations


Each of these associations represent communities dedicated to evolving and improving the self-publishing industry. Learn more about these associations by region!

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Publishing Experts


Our self-publishing partners can help with everything from book editing to book reviews, book cover design and interior book design, book marketing, author websites, and more!

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IngramSpark Community


Just because you’re self-publishing doesn’t mean you have to do everything alone. The IngramSpark community is active, supportive, and diverse.



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