I’ve recently been writing a series on Book Anatomy for the BookWorks site, and the most recent article just went live last week. In taking the opportunity to revise my own work of about 10 years ago on the Parts of a Book I found a number of places where the list could be updated […]
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 […]
Announcing the publication of The Book Blueprint, Expert Advice for Creating Industry-Standard Print Books
Don’t try to create an “impossible” book.
Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and the hybrid print book production-distribution method known as print on demand. Each of these technologies reduces the financial risk inherent in book publishing. This is especially important for print books, where print on demand has eliminated the need for […]
I’m betting you’re a writer. And like lots of writers, I bet you use writer’s journals. I know I do, but sometimes it gets frustrating. I’ve had lots of journals over the years, but they almost always disappoint. There are journals that are too small, or too big to handle Others don’t have enough pages, […]
The last time I visited what seems like a somewhat quixotic journey to try to create the ultimate writer’s journal, I was still waiting to see if my dream would become a reality. Here’s what I wrote a few months ago: In fact, today I’m waiting to get yet more samples, and this time, I […]
A look at how to prepare artwork for books that will be foil stamped, blind stamped, or embossed with stamping dies
Are you including print books in your publishing strategy, or do you think you might want to do that someday? Good news. I’ve partnered with BookBaby, the ebook distributor and publishing services vendor, to make my new book available to anyone who wants it for free. That’s pretty generous, don’t you think? There’s a link […]
Continuation of the story of how WriteWell Writers’ Journals have been designed and manufactured.