Tips for self-publishing

Do you want to write to make money? Is writing your hobby? Or are you interested in publishing one book, perhaps a memoir to give to family members? If you’ve decided self-publishing is your best option, regardless of your long-term goals, consider these tips from Ryan Lanz. How to Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is RightContinue reading “Tips for self-publishing”

Which route?

I had dinner with some outstanding high school journalists last night. One of the graduating seniors plans to study creative writing in college. We talked briefly about indie versus traditional publishing. This is more background for her (and the rest of us) to consider. Pros And Cons Of Being An Indie Author | The CreativeContinue reading “Which route?”

Just smashing

Self-publishing used to be called “vanity press” because some people who couldn’t interest a traditional publisher were thought to be feeding their egos by paying to have their books printed. It’s still true that some people rush forward without editing or rewrites, but, more and more, independent authors do take care to put out theirContinue reading “Just smashing”

Authors seek better communication

Bookseller‘s author survey has some interesting findings about traditional publishing. They provide another reason to give serious thought to self-publishing before deciding which route to take. Authors call for better communication with publishers | The Bookseller http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-call-better-communication-publishers

Indie or traditional?

You’ve thought about it before, but now you’re ready to make the decision. Here are seven questions from Nathan Bransford to consider when it’s time to publish your book. Nathan Bransford, Author: Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? 7 questions to ask yourself http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2015/03/should-you-self-publish-or.html?m=1

ALA award winners

As a library fan, I like to know what books librarians are honoring. As a writer, I’m curious about what they’re buying. This is a list that tells me. (It is a list of books for kids, but I still read them.) Small But Mighty Presses Prevail at ALA Awards http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/65507-small-but-mighty-presses-prevail-at-ala-awards.html#path/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/65507-small-but-mighty-presses-prevail-at-ala-awards.html

Brand labeling

If your book cover is your label, then this advice is for you. Whether you design your own or your publisher designs it for you, think about these tips when you look at your options. FUNDAMENTALS OF STRONG LABEL DESIGN – DON’T SCREW IT UP! | Dewey Weddington | LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fundamentals-strong-label-design-dont-screw-up-dewey-weddington