Book ResourcesOutside book resources are gathered here to aid authors and self-publishers. There are many websites and links to great services that are available online. The sites or links listed here are those that we have found useful. And they are some of our favorite links for self-publishing authors.
We also have free InDesign templates to use as book resources on Star Print Brokers. Feel free to download them instantly. Use as many kinds or sizes of templates as you wish. The sizes can be modified. Remember, all of our printing is custom, so you do not have to adhere to a standard size. We have no standard sizes as all of our book printing is custom. However, before you dive into book sign, get a quote. Sometimes a small change in book size can impact the cost of printing.
We include links below for writing, designing books, websites, and more. If you do not want to design your own book, we do offer design services. Check out our book design quote form.
Be careful when selecting fonts to use for print. We really like ‘O’ or Open typefaces best for print. Make sure that you invest in a classic, well-structures typeface for the book’s text. Many of the quirky and fun typefaces you might use on a websites are not made for print. You could experience some unexpected results.
We like WordPress for websites, but built on Genesis framework. StudioPress has a great Author template. But, if you want to use another child theme for WordPress, as an author you might like to the Author Pro plugin.
Favorite Book Resources for Self-publishers
Editing, Writing & Proofreading
Brooke Vitale, Professional children’s book editor with 15+ years’ experience at companies like Disney and Penguin.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
The Punctuation Guide
Genesis Framework and Author Pro Child Theme at StudioPress