Publishing Resources

Here are resources to help you publish your work, either through us, or independently.

Things books need

Article explaining parts of traditional books:

Michigan State's guide on book layout and design:

ISBNs - Identifying numbers for printed books:

Scribus: Open Source Layout Program

Adobe InDesign is the best and most professional program to lay out your book from scratch. If you are a Cal Poly Humboldt student, a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is included in your tuition.

If this expensive program is not available to you, we suggest the open source, free progran Scribus, which can be downloaded here.

(There are also options from many on-demand printers to upload a book from Microsoft Word. They will not have bells and whistles, but will be servicible for books that are mostly text.)

Printing and Selling Options

KDP - On Demand Printing, eBooks, Amazon placement, free ISBN offered - Free

Ingram Spark - On Demand Printing, eBooks, Templates, Marketing (Barnes&Noble) - $

Lulu - Paid Printing , Photobooks, Cookbooks, eBooks, Calendars, Notebooks $$$

BookBaby - Paid Printing, eBooks, Audiobooks, Editing, Design, & Sales and Marketing $$$

Setting Up a Book in InDesign

InDesign Book Set Up Video 1 (HSU PRESS)

Theses Formatting Resources


Google Drive File

Check Off Form

Chicago Manual of Style Quick Reference