Category Archives: Book Design

My new book covers! Here’s why and how to revamp your book cover…

One of the most challenging things about being creative is looking back at what you produced in years prior, and because you have got better and learned so much since that time, there may often be a sense of embarrassment about what you created before. In this quote, Ira Glass articulates what I am trying to say, perfectly: I feel this way about my writing,
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Want to turn your book into an app? Here’s how to do it.

Q&A with David of Authorly. When I heard about Authorly, the nerd in me got very excited. I see books moving in the direction of interactive apps in the near future, but in the meantime they can be very expensive and time-consuming to produce. So what is an author without the backing of a big publisher or the right tech/ coding skills to do?
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Gift for writers: The beauty of book binding and letterpress

Tomorrow is my birthday (yay!) In the spirit of birthdays, I’m going to tell you about a gift I won last month, which would make for the perfect birthday present for that writer in your life – or maybe yourself! It’s a funny story how I won this gift. It seems that the only thing I ever win is books, which I am very
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Does your eBook Cover hit the right buttons? A Checklist

I’ve been putting the final touches to my new guide, which is out tomorrow. (It’s called Fire Up Amazon: Tweak your Amazon presence to perfection and ramp up your sales potential!) While I’m ecstatic to have the final product DONE, I have to admit that this guide has sucked the life out of me. Let me tell you the saga that is this book!
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Need a book cover designing? Check out this cool contest!

Evan from Hire The World contacted me with this ah-ma-zing contest for self-published authors just like your fabulous self, and I knew right away I wanted to share it with you. Why do I want to share it? Because y’all know I love me some internationalization. The idea behind Hire The World is super cool, and a great chance to get an international perspective on
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Self Publishers! Awesome Tools & Resources for Producing & Creating YOUR Book

*This is part 3 in the series Awesome Tools & Resources for Writers (Mostly Free) and is cross posted from my site Ladies Who Critique.com. Find part 1, Writing a Book here. Part 2, Querying a Book here.* 3. Producing a Book (for independent & self-published wannabes) The independence that self-publishing has created is wonderful. Many companies and services have jumped on the bandwagon trying
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What are Galleys (ARCs) & What are they good for?

What are book galleys? Let’s ask good ol’ Wiki for a straight up definition: Galleys are primarily created by publishers for proofreading and copyediting purposes – to send to the author and editor for a final fact check and seal of approval. The content of galleys generally can’t be changed, but small details such as spelling mistakes or typos that are picked up can
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