Do It Yourself Limited Edition Releases

Column by Jay Wilburn
More and more authors are asking, "Why can't I do this myself?" This includes offering special limited edition releases directly to readers.

The Best and Worst Book Furniture

Column by Peter Derk August 17, 2020
Maybe it's time to upgrade from the La-Z-Boy your grandpa died in.

Building The Custom Notebook

Column by Peter Derk July 31, 2019
Notebooks letting you down? Make your own!

5 Promotion Tips for Small Press and Self Published Authors

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky March 19, 2018
Got a book coming out and no money for a publicist? Here are some things I learned hawking my own wares.

The Guide To Building Your Own 2017 Reading Challenge

Column by Peter Derk December 26, 2016
When it comes to reading lists, it's time to stop consuming and start creating. Find out how.

5 Lessons For Your DIY Audiobook

Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2015
You can make your own audiobook. Just take this advice first.

DIY Book Covers for the Self Publishing-Inclined Part 2

Column by George Cotronis June 25, 2015
You've learned how to combine stock images to create vaguely interesting book covers. Time to learn some easy typography tricks.

Can We Build It?: 5 DIY Bookshelves

Column by Peter Derk August 26, 2014
An average person takes a shot at building a collection of bookshelves from Pinterest.

Five Cheap DIY Gifts For Book Lovers

Column by Kimberly Turner December 13, 2012
A group of recession-struck friends attempt to save money by creating book-related craft gifts and discover that Martha Stewart's tranquil portrayal of the DIY process is a dirty, dirty lie.