This is a story about bad book design decisions, and how to avoid them. Jill and I visited Copperfield’s Books in Sebastapol this afternoon. Copperfield’s is a small chain of independent bookstores here in California, and a favorite place to browse their curated selection. As an aside, when you consider all the books that are […]
Creating merchandise for your books can be a great way to promote your book while generating income through a new revenue stream.
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e-Book Cover Design Awards, June 2018 including Cathi Stevenson, James T. Egan, and many more.
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #94 including Carla King, Louise Hornby, Jay Artale and many more
By Betsy Graziani Fasbinder The world of speaking opportunities keeps expanding, and that’s good for authors. Speaking to live audiences is one of the best platform-building activities available for both fiction writers and subject matter experts. But how to make the connection with a live audience? What gets in the way? In this article author […]
When it comes to marketing material, many authors get flyers printed, a lot also get bookmarks, but few authors will invest in swag to give away or sell to fans at book fairs and conferences, and that is a shame.
Anyone like me, whose career as a designer, typesetter, author, and book publisher has spanned all the years of the digital revolution, have used a succession of tools to do our writing and editing. Since the advent of personal computers, we’ve moved from the typewriters that writers used in the twentieth century to the ubiquitous […]
by Alinka Rutkowska We’ve been concentrating on learning how search engine optimization—although it sounds intimidating—can be crucial in helping you sell more books. Today, we have for you a different perspective on how this applies to Amazon specifically, by bestselling author and publishing consultant Alinka Rutkowska. Here’s her article. What if you could significantly increase […]
e-Book Cover Design Awards, May 2018 including James T. Egan, Damonza, Jessica Bell, Dan Van Oss and many more