Publishing & Self-Publishing

The Truth About Typesetting & Why it Matters

Make your typesetting look as professional as your writing! We work with self-published authors so we know the importance of […]

How to Price Your Nonfiction Book on Amazon

So, you’ve written a book. You’ve spent a lot of time researching, planning, and editing your manuscript, and it’s finally […]

How to Publish Poetry

How to Publish Poetry

by Peri Cimen At The Book Shelf, we help nonfiction authors publish their work. But we have a confession to […]

The Golden Ticket: How much money can you make from publishing a book?

The Golden Ticket – How much money can you make from publishing a book

by Ameesha Smith-Green As an aspiring author, you might be wondering how much money you can potentially earn from writing […]

Should Authors Create and Narrate Their Own Audiobooks?

Should Authors Create and Narrate Their Own Audiobooks

by Ameesha Smith-Green In the last five years, audiobooks have grown in popularity, which is understandable when you consider the […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Should I Avoid Vanity Publishers?

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Should I Avoid Vanity Publishers

by Ameesha Smith-Green “Mirror mirror on the wall, whose book is fairest of them all?” The term “vanity publishing” certainly […]

Which Type of Publishing Do You Choose? The pros and cons of traditional publishing, self-publishing, vanity publishing, and hybrid publishing

Which Type of Publishing Do You Choose?

by Ameesha Smith-Green As an aspiring author, you’re faced with a difficult decision early on: do you seek a traditional […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Nonfiction Authors Make… and They’re Not What You Think They Are

The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Authors Make

by Ameesha Smith-Green Having worked in and around the publishing industry for the past 12 years, I’ve seen a lot […]

How Do You Make a Self-Published Book Look Professional?

How Do You Make a Self-Published Book Look Professional

by Ameesha Smith-Green Self-publishing can be a fantastic thing. It gives any aspiring author the ability to publish a book […]

Top 5 Marketing Trends Authors Should Not Overlook

Top 5 Marketing Trends Authors Should Not Overlook

Sometimes, marketing your book can be harder than writing it. There are so many different strategies out there that it […]

What’s the Best Way to Self-Publish My Memoir?

What's the Best Way to Self-Publish My Memoir?

by Phoebe Geary Memoirs are one of the most popular genres of narrative nonfiction for both readers and writers. They’re […]

5 Steps to Getting Published after Finishing Your Book

5 Steps towards Publication

by Shelby Jones The end of your story isn’t really the end. By all means, celebrate and breathe a sigh […]

What Is Vanity Publishing? A cautionary Christmas tale for aspiring authors

What Is Vanity Publishing? A cautionary Christmas tale for aspiring authors

All you want for Christmas is… to be an author. Yes, what you really want isn’t socks or smellies but […]

Why Authors Self-Publish and How Much It Really Costs

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to publish a book and have people actually read it, you needed a publisher […]

Why Authors Want a Publisher and Why It’s So Hard to Get One

With the explosion of self-publishing over the last decade or so—and with its benefits of speed, ease, and accessibility—you might […]

DIY or Hire Professionals? Your guide to self-publishing a book

Since the rise of self-publishing as an alternative to traditional publishers, millions of authors have been able to release their […]

What Format & Trim Size Should My Book Be? An inside guide to book design and formatting

With the rise of e-books and various ways to read books, long gone are the days of books just being […]

How to Get Published: An insider’s guide to the four types of book publishing

If you’re an aspiring author, the age-old question is “How do I get my book published?” While it used to […]