How To Build Your Book
In The Book Builder App
Select the book you want to create. Enter the name, email address, and phone number you want to put on the back cover of your book.Mark the checkboxes below the form that apply to you.
Click the “Continue” button to go to the next step.
Select the cover you’d like to use for your book.
If you don’t have a high-quality headshot photo, you can always come back and add one later. In this scenario, select a cover without a photo on it.
If you select a cover with an image on it, you can edit it when you upload it.
For example, you can click on the "flip" button to rotate your image until it’s upright. You can zoom in on your image to get it to fit. You can also click and drag to expand your image to fit the area.
Once the image is how you want it, click the “Use & Crop” button to upload it on your book cover.
If you selected the broker logo or info checkbox on the contact form, you can upload a logo the same way you uploaded your headshot. There is also a pre-populated logo library with some of the more popular broker logos in it.
To customize text on your book cover, click on the area you would like to modify. When you do, a box will pop up to allow you to modify the text. When you are finished modifying the text, click the “done” button. Please note that you can only edit the book titles on some of the covers.
If you want to change your email or phone number, you can do so on the “Update Contact Form” that you started with. You can navigate back to this page by selecting “Update Contact Form” from the dropdown menu at the top of the page.
Everything is saved automatically, but if you upload a large image, it may take a few seconds to auto save it.
If you go to the next page before the app has auto saved your changes, you may lose your recent modifications.
At any time, you can also click on the “Save” button if you want to ensure it saves your work before you move on.
Manage the sections of your book on the next page.
The manuscript of your book is the main section of your book that has all of the content.
You can add sections before or after the manuscript to enhance your book.
For example, you can add a biography section before your manuscript that tells readers who you are and gives them more information about you.
Plus, you can add a “call to action” at the end of the book if you would like to make an offer to get people who have your book to contact you and start a sales conversation.
If you want to deactivate a section, just drag it to the inactive book section in the middle of the screen.
You can always drag it back up to the active section if you want to reactivate it.
Plus, you can move sections of your book around by dragging them to the location you would like them to be.
Once you are happy with the sections in your book, click on the “edit” or “next” button at the bottom of the screen to continue.
On the next page(s), you can customize the sections of the book that you decided to include.
If there is more than one template available for a section, you can see it on the left side of the screen.
There will always be a blank template available so you can create your own version or paste in something you already have written.
For example, for your biography, you can paste in a bio that you already have written or write something right on the blank page.
If you decide you don’t want to include a section of your book later on, you can always go back to the “book section” page and deactivate it.
If there are multiple templates available, you can click on a template and it will populate in the main screen so you can review it.
If you like a pre-populated template, you can modify it.
Any sections that are highlighted in yellow are sections you need to modify.
To modify them, click inside the text and fill in the appropriate information, like your name and phone number.
Once you are happy with the sections of your book, you can preview them by clicking on the “Preview” button at the top of the page.
Or you can click on the “Publish” or “Next” button to publish your book.
Before you can publish your book, you will see a pre-flight checklist so you can ensure everything is ready.
If everything is ready, you will see green check marks for all of the sections of your book.
If something is not ready, there will be a red X and an edit button for you to go back to that section and finish setting up your book.
Once you have finished your book, you can hit the publish button or the next button at the bottom of each page to get back to the pre-flight checklist.
Remember that you can also preview your book at any time by clicking on the “Preview” button at the top of the page.
Once you have everything ready for your book, you will be able to click on the “Continue” button on the pre-flight checklist and publish your book.
On this page, you can publish your book.
If you don’t have credits, click the “add credits” button to review the plans available to get your book published.
If you have credits available, select the number of books you want to print from the slider and click the “Continue” button to have them printed.
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