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Creating a book is a two step process. First create the book and then add the content.

In the Pen Name Dashboard on your Pen Name Page, click the Books button. That will bring up the the Book Management page for your pen name.

Books published under this pen appear here.

Click the Create a new book button.

Give your book a name and add a description. The description appears in the bookstore and at the top of the cover page for the book.

Optionally, pick a category for the book to appear in among WriterShelf topics.

Add a cover image. The image should be portrait orientation with a maximum size of 1650 x 2500 pixels. (Folder cover images are landscape.)

Sell Your Book?

If you'd like to make your book available for purchase, turn on online sales. Find out more about setting up books for sale in this article.

Book Settings

Display as Book?
Choose whether you want to present your book as a book or a folder. Folders are useful when you want to group articles under a series of topics.

Folders appear below your Pen Name Info on your Pen Name Page and display sub-folders so readers can jump right into relevant information.

Both books and folders appear in the WriterShelf bookstore and you can switch between the two at any time.

Show / Hide
Hiding your books keeps it from displaying before it's ready to publish. This is draft mode for books. Books are hidden by default so be sure to change this when you're ready to publish your book.

Show and hide books any time.

Include in Pen Name Top Menu?
Your Pen Name Page has a menu bar at the top to display links to books and folders you publish. The number system sets the position of the book in the bar.

Short Name for Pen Name Top Menu
If your book title is long, you can create a shorter version to appear in the Pen Name Page menu bar.

Review / Comment Notifications
Choose whether you want to receive notifications of new reviews, new comments or no notifications.

Create New Book
When you've made your choices, press the Create New Book button and your book is done and ready to accept articles.

Update book settings at any time on the Book Management page for your Pen Name.


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Published: 2020/01/02 - Updated: 2020/03/16
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