Thanks to eclectic entertaining: Small Plates & Dainty Desserts author Barbara Stafford for thinking so highly of my work in converting her cookbook to eBook that she entered me into the 23rd annual CIPA EVVY Awards. And I won FIRST PLACE (GOLD)!
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
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 […]
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 […]
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