Book Business

The Design Department (Part 4)

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Cover Design The Design Department (Part 4) A book’s cover introduces the reader to the content even before they peruse the first sentence. A good cover will convey the subject, tone, and genre of the work upon first glance. Plus, it’s got to stand out among thousands of other books that are also trying to […]

Book Business

The Design Department

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Welcome to the Design Department! As an indie publisher, you are ultimately responsible for the presentation of your product–your book–to potential readers. You get to choose your cover art, the title font, and even the interior layout of your book. The Design Department is where your edited text turns into a real book! Your manuscript […]

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Charlotte Collins en francias

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The cover of the French edition of Charlotte Collins appeared as if by magic on my Facebook wall yesterday, and I am just thrilled with the way it turned out. (To read more about the advent of the French language edition, read this blog post.) As an indie author, I’m used to having maximum input […]

Absolute Liability

3 Reasons I Am Hitting Refresh

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As I am working on At Fault, I must remain conscious of everything that has happened in Absolute Liability and Death Benefits. The story has to continue and make sense, but so do all the trappings of the series, like titles, subtitles, cover art, and even little things like interior fonts. A few weeks ago, […]

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No Fewer than Two Guns

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I’m taking a break from the last edits of Death Benefits to blog about book cover and interior design. I predict (no crystal ball needed) that this is really going to take off in the near future. Apple is already on the move with a drag and drop ebook creation software that allows authors to […]