You’ve been asked to provide your author photo in a particular file size and dimensions. Or you want to shrink an image, or a set of images, to use for the web. There’s no need to hire it out or use photo editing apps. These online tools will do it for you, for free in […]
Professional book people notice rookie mistakes like you notice typos on a billboard. So don’t use interior book design services from low-cost sites like Fiverr, trusting that they know what they’re doing. They often don’t, and your book is likely to be riddled with rookie mistakes that can easily be avoided. Hire a pro to make your […]
If you’re self-publishing a text-heavy book and you don’t have the money to hire an interior designer you have a couple of good choices: Book Design Templates and Pressbooks.Book Design templatesYou can get beautiful, customizable, and professional-looking Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign templates for as little as $57 for both print and ebook formats. They’ve got […]
My new book formatting guide is available now on IngramSpark. You can download it for free, and find out how to get your book into PDF for print and ebook formats EPUB and Kindle. Go to the IngramSpark website and you’ll see it in the header banners. Get it here.
Author Brand Applies to Everything You Do For writers, author brand is predominantly about your “voice,” but the experience you deliver to readers can be applied to your photo, book cover, website, and more. Part of promoting your book and career as a self-published author is creating a public persona, including identifying images, graphics, words, […]
If you have a lot of content on your WordPress blog and you want to create a book from it, this is the tool I most often recommend to organize your work. You just download your blog posts to your desktop, then upload them to your free PressBooks account, rearrange, edit, add front and back […]
Before you go and start trying to design your book cover or your website yourself it helps to get some learning behind you… probably you’ll end up hiring a pro. Let me rephrase that. you will be hiring a pro. Because your branding and design are your biggest sales tools. It’s how you hook readers […]
Canva announced their ready-to-edit ebook cover designs this month. Take a look and you’ll find a bunch of templates pre-filled with images, fonts, and graphics. You can switch out the image with your own (or stock photo or royalty-free image), and change the font color and sizes.
A glance inside a construction worker’s toolbox will reveal an assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers in varying configurations to suit a particular job. Yet professional writers continue to use Word, Word and more Word. That’s like a construction worker showing up to work with just an adjustable wrench. There are more effective options available, […]