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The Publishing Simplified Letter is Free!

Just started publishing a monthly letter called The Publishing Simplified Letter. Each month I will share details about the steps I take to publish books for myself and others. Just send an email to bill@positive-imaging.com and I’ll put you on the list. Thanks.

Book Reading and Signing Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m.

Barbara Frances will be reading from her book Like I Used To Dance and signing copies this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the SV Cultural Hub. The address is 4002 E. Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs, TX. Read about Like I Used To Dance at http://likeiusedtodance.com .

Free Independent (Self) Publishing Workshop

Free Self Publishing Workshop on Wednesday, September 27th, 6 to 9 p.m. at Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, 4002 E. Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs, TX! Bill Benitez of Positive Imaging, LLC, independent publisher of over forty books and ebooks, will answer all your publishing questions. Q and A and Workshop is free with no obligation […]

2017 Revised Edition of The Handyman’s Guide To Profit

In 2009, during that sad economy, I wrote “The Handyman’s Guide To Profit” and it’s still a popular book. Times have changed and the economy has improved significantly. Unemployment is much lower but there are still many that are unemployed and underemployed so I have revised the guide and lowered the price. If you have […]

Learn To Use Your Tools

Word is an excellent tool for writing and creating the final files for self publishing, but many authors don’t take the time to learn even the basics of using this great software. I get manuscripts full of needless multiple formatting with tabs and single spaces that create problems for final formatting. On more than one […]

My Tools For Books and eBooks

Reading books, blogs, and websites about self publishing reveal a long list of excellent tools you can use to create the files needed to self publish a book or ebook. I use three tools for publishing my books and those of other authors. My main tool is Microsoft Word which I always use to create […]

Print or eBook?

Another step in publishing a book is to determine if it will be an ebook or a print book. I believe the best decision is to do both. Today most self published authors publish ebooks because it seems simpler and much less costly. If you know the steps involved it’s not really simpler and the […]

ISBN – International Standard Book Number

ISBN is a critical part of publishing a book. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric book identifier that is assigned to every book to be sold commercially. And, it’s assigned to every edition or variation of a book. For example, if you will be publishing an ebook and paperback version, each one […]

Step Three – Designing the Book

There are many ways to design a book and many opinions on what looks best and what’s right and wrong. I always try to keep things as simple as possible and work to make the interior of the book look good while still being easy to read. When I published my first book I had […]

Is Anything Really Free?

We’ve all heard, “There’s no free lunch!” To a large extent that true, but not always. For example, there’s some great software applications that are free with no catches. A great example of that is Open Office, an excellent office productivity software and GIMP, a great graphic software to name just two that don’t attempt […]

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