The Design Department (Part 2)

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

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)

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 […]

The Taxman Interrupteth

We interrupt this mini-series of posts from The Editorial Department to discuss a time sensitive matter: taxes. I can hear your whoops of joy and elation. Everyone loves to talk about federal taxes, right? Sure you do. January 31 is the deadline to send 1099s to contractors. We’ll discuss 1099s now, and the remainder of […]

The Editorial Department (Part 1)

Any publishing venture starts with a book. I assume you have already a manuscript either in progress or completed and that you plan to make your book available through one or more publishing portals. Because this series focuses on the business aspects of book publishing, we’re not going to cover the how-tos of book creation […]