Category Archives: Publishing

A Modicum of Sympathy for Vanity Publishers

Like so many other struggling independent authors, I’ve spent far more money than I care to admit on a vanity publisher. Or rather, a subsidy publisher, which is a more accurate term in this day and age where self-publishing is … Continue reading

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Create Space vs Ingram Spark

One of the many joys of independent publishing is having the freedom to make choices. The curse is having so many options, and having to make a decision between them. Right now I’m trying to decide between Create Space and … Continue reading

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Formatting Books: Lessons Learned

My experience with formatting for CreateSpace, Smashwords, and Kindle Direct Publishing While it sounds like a simple matter, formatting books can become a bad dream. What turns the whole exercise into a nightmare is the knowledge that if your book … Continue reading

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Video: Do Indie Authors have a Bad Reputation?

In the interests of supporting my fellow independent authors, I’ve been reading a lot of self-published novels. Some have been wonderful, others have been dreadful. Then there are those in the middle, that are great stories that somehow fall apart … Continue reading

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Resources for Formatting Your Book

I’ve been working on formatting my second book for publication, and got completely stalled out. For the life of me I couldn’t make my headers and page numbers behave, no matter how many times I read the instructions provided by … Continue reading

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Designing Your Book: Which Font to Use?

As I get ready to design the interior of my second book, I am faced with the question: which font do I use for the interior? Since I’m not a graphic designer, I really have no clue which fonts communicate … Continue reading

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Reading and Technology

I resisted buying a Kindle because I love the feel of a book in my hands, the rustle of the pages, and the way the book can become a friend. But I have to admit there are benefits to the … Continue reading

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One Person’s Experience with Self Publishing

Here’s one person’s experience with self-publishing. MY EXPERIENCE AS A SELF PUBLISHER By sana edoja Five years ago, I wrote my first book called “KWNOWING GOD” which I got edited by a church member who happened to be also an … Continue reading

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Look Before you Leap

One of the biggest mistakes I made in writing and publishing my book was the way I went about publishing it. If I knew two years ago what I know now, I might not have gone the same route I … Continue reading

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On the Creation of a Book Cover

Your book cover is your single best marketing tool. You’ll use it on your website, in any marketing materials, advertisements, posters at book signings or speaking events. So you have to have a book cover that entices people to pick … Continue reading

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