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 […]

3 Reasons I Am Hitting Refresh

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Absolute Liability, At Fault, book cover design, book design, Book marketing, Death Benefits, Publishing Fear Free, Southern Fraud Series

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, […]

There Is No Secret

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This post was originally written for and posted at Yamina Today. I’m reposting it here in the hopes that it might help you in your self-publishing journey. What is the secret to self-publishing success? How did writers like Amanda Hocking and John Locke come from nowhere and become USA Today and/or New York Times best-selling […]