How To Make Your Self-Published Book Not Look Shit

Are you thinking of writing a book? I see you. That idea has been in your head for months. Maybe years. It’s really itching to get out into the world. You can feel it!

Or maybe you’ve finished your book and you have your ebook for sale on Amazon already. If that’s the case, congratulations! *high five*

Publishing an ebook on Amazon is by far the easiest way to get your book out into the world (like their ethics or not).

With an ebook, you can get away with a bit of inconsistency. Print books are a different animal, though. You may have found out along the way how much more is involved in making a print book look better (or even not shit). Chances are you’ve thrown in the towel more than once.

You have to know about margins and colour separations and resolution.

Not to mention, what fonts look best together? What size should they be? And how do you make it look like it wasn’t thrown together in Word or Pages or Google Docs in 10 minutes flat?

I feel you. I’ve been a designer for over 20 years and whatever projects I take on, I so love being able to make things look the way I want without feeling frustrated or overwhelmed.

And I often see self-published books that look… well, self-published. And it makes me sad because people don’t take them as seriously. They are judged as less-than.

I want better for your book.

I want your book to reflect how much of an expert you are in your field.

I want your book to do your work justice.

I want to share with you what I’ve learned from designing books for print without making you roll your eyes or tear your hair out.

If you are set on DIY-ing it, I’ve got just the course for you!

How To Make Your Self-Published Book Not Look Shit

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Register your interest and be part of the pilot/beta version:

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Different Routes to Publishing Your Book


I co-hosted this masterclass with indie publisher, Dina Marais, on Wednesday 10th of May 2023. We talk about:

  • The different options you have for publishing your book
  • What’s involved in each pathway
  • Anatomy of a book page
  • What’s involved in creating an ebook and a print book
  • How to make the best choice for you and your book.

You can access the replay for a limited time; click on the button below.