One key to marketing to people who want to buy your book is understanding the 5 kinds of traffic
Finding the writing-marketing balance becomes an enormous challenge when marketing a published novel while writing a second novel.
Using type ornaments in your book design can add a pleasing pictorial element to your typographic pages. Depending on the tone you’re trying to establish with your design, there’s likely to be a choice of ornaments that will complement the other choices you’ve made when selecting fonts and the overall design direction for the book. […]
Two recent projects have reminded me of just how much attention book designers have to pay to details. With a complex book, every detail counts. What makes a book “complex”? It could be very long manuscripts, books with footnotes, endnotes, annotations, massive amounts of front matter and back matter, separate text streams, lots of tabular […]
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #96 including Yesenia Vargas, Ricardo Fayet, Louise Hornby, and many more.
e-Book Cover Design Awards, August 2018 including Kimberley Coleman, Matt Hinrichs, Dane Low, Damonza, Dan van Oss and many more
I’m getting ready to publish a new book on creativity called Meeting the Muse: 28 Ways to Unlock the Pleasures & Avoid the Pitfalls of Your Creative Life. This book is not about book publishing, but more about the motives that move us to be creative, as all writers and authors are. Over my life […]
Thinking of expanding your job title from author to author-narrator? Want to grow your audience in the exploding field of audio entertainment?
There are new approaches to book publishing popping up all the time, and some have real promise or an intriguing business model for authors. Once such is Inkshares, where your social media prowess and ability to drive a crowdfunding campaign can lead to a publishing contract. Here’s one author’s experience at successfully navigating this process, […]
Labor Day / Labour Day Post including links from Amy Collins, David Wogahn, and Joel Friedlander