We are pleased to welcome Sandra Beckwith to The Book Designer as a Contributing Writer. Sandra is an author and award-winning former publicist who has been featured on radio, television and prominent newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today promoting her books. If her name sounds familiar that […]
This week we are celebrating the 100th issue of Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies. This is our monthly “blog carnival” that’s been appearing since 2010. Although most blog carnivals have disappeared over the years, the support of the self-publishing community shows that this type of content curation is still prized by readers. Since 2010 […]
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 […]
Labor Day / Labour Day Post including links from Amy Collins, David Wogahn, and Joel Friedlander
I read this in today’s New York Times Magazine: “I always think about people that write books. What a horrible feeling it must be to have poured your soul into a book over a number of years and somebody comes up to you and goes, ‘I loved your book,’ and they walk away, and you […]
August is the official launch month for WriteWell Writer’s Journals. To get a coupon code along with the best writer’s journal you can buy, read this article now.
Anyone like me, whose career as a designer, typesetter, author, and book publisher has spanned all the years of the digital revolution, have used a succession of tools to do our writing and editing. Since the advent of personal computers, we’ve moved from the typewriters that writers used in the twentieth century to the ubiquitous […]
I expect something awesome from you, otherwise why are we taking the extraordinary time and trouble to publish our books? Seth Godin says, “Finding success is all about taking action. You can read all you want, but nothing will happen until you execute.” Like you, I’ll be publishing books this year. I keep asking myself, […]
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #85 including March McCarron, Amy Collins, Lisa Poisso and many more.