I have to confess that my favorite part of book design is creating the chapter opening pages. Ideally the display typography and any other pictorial or decorative elements you use on the chapter opening pages will reflect the type used in the rest of the book, including the title page. In indie books we have […]
BAIPA Book Awards 2011 and Mark Coker of Smashwords who will speak at the next BAIPA monthly meeting
The monthly meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) got underway with a spirited Q & A session lead by Pete Masterson. Meeting attendance has increased recently to the point that we no longer had space for the tables we usually use for the meetings. This month was no exception. After the Q […]
Self-publishing means you will need to learn numerous aspects of the book publishing business. Learning from professionals shortens your learning curve considerably. These podcasts of three sessions of panels held at the Commonwealth Club of California, give a good introduction.
Travel writing, never out of fashion, seems to be pretty popular at the moment. And when you get great travel writing imbued with personality, you’ve got something special. That’s why I was really pleased to be called on by Lisa Alpine to design the interior of her new book, Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums […]
On May 1, Carla King and Lisa Alpine, the force behind Good to Go Media will run another session of their Self-Publishing Boot Camp. For seven hours, in historic Mechanic’s Library in San Francisco, you’ll “explore each destination on your self-publishing journey from conception to distribution.” Carla and Lisa think that “It’s time for you […]
Later this month Carla King and Lisa Alpine, the force behind Good to Go Media will run another session of their Self-Publishing Boot Camp. For seven hours, in historic Fort Mason Center in the beautiful Marina district of San Francisco, you’ll “explore each destination on your self-publishing journey from conception to distribution.” Carla and Lisa […]
A new publication from Good to Go Media looks like it can be quite helpful for new self-publishers who are trying to get a grip on what is a sometimes confusing process. Good to Go Media is Lisa Alpine and Carla King, who offer books, workshops, courses and consulting on self-publishing. I know them from […]