Dave Chesson explains that the best book covers are more than just attractive adornments to the books we love. They also offer ideas and inspiration we can use to guide our own work.
Nothing can replace the experience of reading a print book. The smell, the paper feel, and even the book cover design all contribute that little something extra that ebooks — despite their best intentions — fall short on.
The challenge for self-published authors who have small or nonexistent networks, is to convince readers to add one more title to their to-be-read pile.
Want to hire an illustrator, cartoonist or some other creative professional? Here’s what you need before you embark on your quest.
Whether you don’t know where to begin or you’re drowning in the number of tasks you’ve started, any author learning to market their books can feel confused.
An important part of your book promotional plan to help you get in front of as many potential readers as possible, is publicity.
As authors, can advertise to sell books now or we can market to build an author platform. Let’s look at the differences between these two approaches.
The prevailing message in the publishing industry today is that if you want to be an author and either get published or sell books, you need a platform.
by Joel Pitney Some of us are natural born networkers. You know the type . . . they never lunch alone, they seem to specialize in connecting people in ways that benefit both parties, they have no problem promoting themselves or their projects or ideas in ways that aren’t off-putting. In my experience, most authors […]
There’s one question that we editors hear again and again from the self-publishing writers we work with: how much should I charge for my first book?