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.
Fall is conference time in the publishing world, and it’s a great time to travel to these conferences to meet other authors, vendors of publishing services, to get great education in how to produce and market your books. And hey, it’s just a lot of fun! While there are over 40 writers conferences, there have […]
Labor Day / Labour Day Post including links
In the first six months of 2017, traffic on the blog has been robust with 637,811 visitors, serving over 1 million page views. As we continue to offer high-quality content from experts and passionate newcomers to the field of indie publishing, our goal remains the same: To arm authors with the best information we can […]
It has been a long hot summer weekend here in northern California, and we’ve switched to summer hours to give the staff time to cool off, take a nap, or get in some reading time. Why am I telling you this? Because this space is usually occupied by our monthly Ebook Cover Design Awards, and […]
Editor’s note: This post first appeared in a slightly different form here in January, 2016. However, its lessons are still as valid as they were last year, and Nick has recently opened enrollment for his groundbreaking course, so I thought it was worth repeating for authors today. One of the reasons it’s so exciting to […]
For Memorial Day, brief remembrances of Roy Friedlander, Felix Morrow, Ernie Lindner, Michael Hoffman, Dan Poynter, Nicholas Jenson, Hermann Zapf.
This is a test. I’m publishing this article today for the sole reason of testing our RSS feed. RSS (real simple syndication) is the way we distribute the articles that appear on the blog to subscribers and to social media sites. (Did you know you can send your blog feed right to your Amazon Author […]