As some of you know, I do cover and interior book design. I thought I'd share some of my work from the last year with you. As you can see from these examples (and if you click here, my premade covers), I work closely with the author to not only capture his or her imagination… Continue reading Custom Covers
At the start of this series I explained that indie publishing can feel overwhelming, and the fear of the unknown can be debilitating. What we hope to accomplish with this series is to eliminate that fear by doing the one thing that will make publishing on your own palatable: Break the process down into manageable… Continue reading How to Not Get Overwhelmed: E-Book Formatting
When we last discussed How to Not Get Overwhelmed with Indie Publishing we worked on setting a publishing goal, and today we'll talk about the breakdown; we'll get an idea of the separate parts which are easier to tackle. If you've decided to publish for more than yourself or a select few of your family members, then… Continue reading How to Not Get Overwhelmed with Indie Publishing: Make Your Big Goal Manageable
I was reading a great post on Dan Alatorre’s blog today, "3 Ways to Show a Text Conversation" (that's no longer available). It was talking about how to write text messaging in our manuscripts. He presented several ways of accomplishing it, but after some research and feedback he felt only one was a truly worthwhile way.… Continue reading Texting Conversations in Writing: What’s the best format?
Self-publishing is quite the endeavor! There are so many subtleties you'd never except to encounter when first starting out. I remember thinking something like, Okay, I can do this. I write a book, upload that bad boy onto Amazon, and hope it gets noticed! It can't be that hard to get it in stores, too.… Continue reading Indie Publisher! A Process