Does your book need an epilogue? What purpose can an epilogue serve? Also... is including an epilogue only for certain genres? Watch & learn ;).
What kinds of books need references? What kinds need resources? What's the difference? Check out this 8th lesson in the free mini-course, What Goes in Your Book Besides Your Book? Watch & learn ;).
In what kinds of books might you need a glossary? Does genre make a difference? And how do you even know whether you need a glossary of terms or not? Check out lesson 007 in this video mini-course about the glossary section of a book.
What is the purpose of having a conclusion at the end of your book? What about a "final thoughts" section? Can you have one or the other of these in a fictional book? Or is this limited to nonfiction? Watch & learn. ;)
[VIDEO] Lesson 005: Foreword, Intro, Preface, Prologue - Front Matter Essentials - Anatomy of a Book
What's the difference between these four front matter elements? How do you know which one (or two) to include within your book? Does genre make a difference? Find out in today's lesson about the foreword, introduction, preface, and prologue of a book.
How detailed should your TOC be? Do all books need a table of contents? Do some need it more than others? And what do you need to know about an interactive or linked table of contents? Check out today's lesson to learn more.
There are a few pretty important reasons why you should include a page in your front matter that refers readers to your other books. You may also choose to include this in your front matter as well as your back matter as this makes it twice as likely that readers will purchase a second book from you. What else is there to know? Watch and learn ;).
What is your book's dedication all about? What should you put in your acknowledgments? Learn about these two sections of a book's anatomy by watching the following video.
What information should you include in your title page and your copyright page? Can books sometimes have two title pages? How do you know what to put on your copyright page? Does your book need a disclaimer? If so, how do you know what to write for that section? Watch today's video lesson on the title and copyright page for answers to these questions and more ;).
If you've ever looked into self-publishing your own books, you probably realized very quickly that there's a lot more to it than what it sounds like. That initial realization can send even the smartest and toughest authors into analysis paralysis and a general feeling of overwhelm.
Fortunately, there are lots and lots of resources online for learning everything you need to know, the No Bull Blog included ;).
To make sure I focus exactly on your needs, I thought it would be a good idea to ask you seasoned self-pubbers out there:
What aspects of the self-publishing process drive you batshit crazy? Email me or leave a comment on this post =).
Read on to learn about some of my most frustrating experiences in self-publishing.
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