Let 2017 be the year you become an award-winning author (or award-winning industry professional)! If you are a self-publishing author, or someone else in the indie-book publishing industry (book editor, ghostwriter, ebook specialist, designer, etc.) then keep an eye out for the upcoming internationally entered – Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Book Awards competition. It has […]
I'm a book creator, layout designer, website consultant, traveler, but above all, I'm a wife and mother, and love my God! (Currently writing a new book!) I majored in Animation, with a minor in Graphic Design & Multimedia. In 2009 started a book and web design studio working with self-publishing authors. I have designed the interiors of CIPA EVVY Book Award winners. More recently, I received a merit CIPA EVVY Award for a childrens book I designed, and a gold medal CIPA EVVY Award - 1st Place - in the eBook category for an eBook I converted (2016). I love turning manuscripts into beautiful books, and helping authors create great blogs and websites! I live in Colorado with my wonderful husband, and our three kids. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
Thanks to my team who helped me produce an amazing award winning eBook for Linda Nagy’s book Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide. Winning first place in the eBook technical category – in the 22nd Annual CIPA EVVY Awards – among my peers is truly an honor.
Wow! I am so honored to have won a CIPA EVVY Merit Award for Interior Layout/Design on the book I designed for Nancy Libbey Mills’ The Star Bright Factory! Thanks to Nancy for choosing me to do her book design.
Watch my YouTube video to find out why I do NOT think that you should sell your book on your website. Rather, I encourage my clients to simply link to their book’s product page on Amazon. Watch the video for my reasoning!
More and more, I see new self-publishers concerned with making sure that their books are registered properly, and everything is done in order to avoid problems and confusion when selling their books. This is a great thing! Especially with the advance of the Internet, it is now easier than ever to self-publish your book the […]
One of the biggest mistakes that can be seen in self-published print books, is in the choice of typefaces. There is no bigger decision that you can make in designing a book than picking the typeface. A book is a long reading experience, and as a book publisher or a writer, we want our books […]
Here is a quick checklist of the steps you will need to take if you are going to self-publish your book. 1. Write your manuscript. 2. Have your manuscript proofread and then edited by a professional editor. 3. Buy an ISBN and request a Library of Congress Number. 4. Send your book interior designer your […]
I need to take this advice myself. Take a look at this article (especially #8), and give it a shot! Post a comment on your results. Did the quietness drive you crazy? Did it spark a new book idea? Let me know! Title: 10 Important Reasons to Start Making Time for Silence, Rest and Solitude By: Thai […]
On Deborah L. Jacobs personal finance column at Forbes.com, Paul Jarvis wrote a guest post about my favorite topic! Self-publishing with Amazon. He outlines and details a How-to guide for those considering self-publishing. Amazon is such a great tool for indie-authors. It is also a great way to get your book out there with as […]
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