The Design Department (Part 2)

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Formatting Ebooks The Design Department (Part 2) The Design Department posts will present an overview of basic book design for indie publishers, but it is by no means an in-depth how-to. This series will offer options for making your vision come to life, and as we go along, I’ll suggest some resources that will tackle […]

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 […]

The Editorial Department (Part 3)

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What to Expect from Your Editor So far, in this series on the editing aspects of the book business (part 1 and part 2) , we discussed author-editor relations, levels of editing, and some general pricing structure. Now let’s talk about what authors should expect from editors. When your work comes back from the editor, you […]

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 […]