It’s Martin Luther King Day here in the U.S., honoring the civil rights leader and legend. Some businesses stay open, some close, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. But it has been a long winter already, so Jill and I have decided to take the day off and recharge. We’ll be back with another […]
Every self-published author out there has a powerful, results-driven, hard-working, marketing “staff” at their fingertips.
Looks at the history of The Book Designer blog in 2011.
You’ve finished writing a novel and you’re anxious to get it published. But, did you know you can refine your manuscript before it goes to your editor?
Happy 2017! It’s going to be a momentous year for all of us. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings. We’re taking a break for the holiday, but check back on Wednesday for another blockbuster post from frequent contributor novelist Florence Osmond. You won’t want to miss that. And on Thursday, join me and […]
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #75 including Coin Dunbar, Carla King, K.M. Weiland, and many more
To All Readers, contributors, and friends I love taking time around the holidays to look back over the year that’s coming to an end. And what do I find? More good fortune in the people who I have the pleasure and the honor to work with, collaborate with, speak to, and write for. And enormous […]
e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2016 including James T. Egan, Dane Low, Damonza, Sig Evensen, Dan Mogford
By Joan Stewart Fifteen precious seconds. It isn’t much time. But it’s all you get if you want to convince a bookstore to buy your book, prove to a journalist that you’re worth interviewing, or persuade John Grisham to write a blurb for the cover of your mystery novel. In the world of book publishing, […]
Editor: This is the first in a series of articles charting the founding, successes, failures, and lessons learned from 7 years of blogging. Authors ask me all the time about how to build a blog that will help their book marketing, and I’ve often recommended—especially to nonfiction authors—that building a blog and a community is […]