Can your self-published eBook make it to the New York Times Bestsellers List? Four self-published eBook authors who made it onto the New York Times eBook Bestsellers List on August 5, 2012, would say yes your book can. More and more readers are looking to find a good book, and could care less about where the book was […]
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
If you are trying to market your book, or yourself as an author online, you know how important it is to not just drive traffic to your website, but to get your online visitors to opt-in and enter in their email, name and/or phone number. Not only do your visitors have to trust you, but […]
Twitter Marketing Tips for Authors by Veronica Yager Twitter is a fast growing social networking tool and a microblogging service. There are over 1 million Twitter accounts being created daily! Who doesn’t want a piece of that pie? Twitter enables you to send tiny little blurbs about anything, using no more than 140 characters. You […]
Building your Author Brand by Stephannie Beman There is a difference between book branding and author branding. Book branding means that everything you do online will encompass your books. They will remember the name of the books over who wrote them. If you step outside your book branding with a new series or genre of […]
Remember the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Yet people these days do just that. Well there is something else to worry about as a self-publishing author – the interior! The interior? What do you mean? If a reader picks up a book, and they start to read the book before they […]
E-book rags to hardcover riches: Self-published novelist inks seven-figure deal with Penguin by Peter Enzinna Life just got more interesting for Iowa author Tracey Garvis-Graves – seven figures more interesting. Penguin Group’s Plume imprint picked up her self-published novel, “On the Island,” inking a two-book deal that Garvis-Graves told the Des Moines Register came with “a […]
How to Become an eBook Superstar: A growing number of ambitious authors are turning to self-publishing. But how do they translate their aspirations into success? by Patrick Barkham, the guardian It has never been easier to publish your own book. Traditional publishers may take a year to turn your manuscript into print on a page but you […]
I came across a Press Release from Lulu Enterprises, Inc. that I thoguht was worthy of my blog readers! This is a perfect article to help you market your book without breaking the bank… Press Release Source: Lulu Enterprises, Inc. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – (May 17, 2012) – Self-publishing books is on the rise, as even […]
Last night was the 18th Annual CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association) EVVY Awards. I became a part of the CIPA team earlier this month and was recruited to help them design their award finalist presentation, which they would use to present each of the 1st place winners. The EVVY Awards are open to CIPA members who are either the author, service provider, […]
The Art of the Book Pitch * by Joel Friedlander In December, I had the good fortune to be invited to participate in Pitch 2.0, a community outreach event in Seattle organized by CreateSpace. The team at CreateSpace assembled a group of editors, mostly from the Pacific Northwest, to act as advisors and “pitch consultants” […]
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