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 […]
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
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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Every author looks for the secret to success in selling their books. Whether it’s hearing you need to do book signings, or participating in Amazon’s KDP program, or doing speaking engagements – every successful author is successful utilizing different methods. You have to find the method that works for you, and for your personality. Here […]
Whether you’re an author or not…everyone should have a blog these days. A blog brands yourself and gets your name out there. If you have a business, a blog is a great tool to build your stature within your industry community. You don’t have a business yet? Well why not try your hand at blogging […]
Above is a great video I found on how we get our good ideas. It is a video posted on Youtube by Steven Johnson, aptly titled: WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM Here’s to hoping you get that next great book idea!
Laura Hazard Owen writes an interesting article I thought my followers would be interested in…What should you price your ebook at? Turns out most authors price their ebooks at $2.99, but what sells the most copies? $3.99! Read a snippet below…Full article can be found here. What’s the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, […]
I’ll bet having your book turned into a movie is your dream. Especially a self-published author’s dream. Today I came across an article where one author was blessed to claim just that! Check out the inspiring article here: How One Self-Published Author Landed A Movie Deal by Joanna Penn over at The Creative Penn blog.
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