Every year I review the top blog posts from the previous year on The Book Designer blog. It gives me a chance to see what topics readers responded to the most, what has people talking, and where we might focus more articles in the coming year. In 2018, Contributing Writer Amy Collins scored big, with […]
I’m getting closer to publishing my new book on creativity called Meeting the Muse: 28 Ways to Unlock the Pleasures & Avoid the Pitfalls of Your Creative Life. As regular readers know, this book is not about book publishing, it’s about the motives that move us to be creative, and the obstacles we often encounter. […]
I’m working with Sharon Goldinger on a new marketing product for authors, and we can use some help. Can you write clear informational copy? Work cooperatively on a project? Have time to put in over the next couple of months to see this to completion? You’ll be paid on an hourly basis and I bet […]
Every New Years I talk to authors who have big writing and publishing plans for the new year. And yes, as you know, most of them never pan out. Does that happen to you, too? This is all too common, and I think it’s partly due to an assumption many of us have that writing […]
e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2018 including Damonza, James T. Egan, Dane Low, Marc Ecob, Dietmar Vogelmann and many more
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #99 including C.S. Lakin, Jay Artale, Dave Chesson, and many more
Here’s a question from reader Pat B.: Hi Joel, Are there any rules of thumb for deciding whether text on a wide-format page should be printed in one or two columns? And if you go with two, are there guidelines for determining the optimal space between the columns? Thanks, Pat I’m not sure if there […]
Understanding Seth Godin’s Five Steps of Marketing can help authors position themselves for success.
As regular readers know, I often promote marketing and platform-building training tools and resources. I do this partly because I know from experience that understanding how online marketing works will make it possible for more authors to make a living from their writing. This is also part of my own business, since I earn commissions […]
e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2018 including Dan Low, Lyss Em, and many more.