Getting a front cover designed by a freelance designer or graphic artist, whether that’s someone sourced on the Internet or someone local, is a popular option among indie authors. While we’ve seen some great designs, the main goal of authors who go this route is to save money. However, once the cover design is selected, the covers must be sized and submitted for print, tasks that often are left […]
As a leader, entrepreneur, or specialist in your field, you know that publishing a book is key to your future success. Authors are held in high esteem by just about everyone; knowing that you were able to write a book and publish it is very impressive! Writing a book is proof that you’ve accumulated enough knowledge to fill a couple of hundred pages and have managed to achieve something that most people never hope to accomplish. People want to buy from successful people, and publishing a book is proof […]
Boiling down everything an author should know about self-publishing into one piece of advice is almost impossible. So my advice is to listen to these five things that many authors don’t really want to acknowledge, but should hear.
1. There are people who will take advantage of your lack of knowledge about the self-publishing business.
On the one hand, it’s getting harder and harder to differentiate between companies in the self-publishing industry that truly […]
Compromising on either of these ingredients can jeopardize the book’s success.
But in truth, the first thing a potential buyer will notice—be it a child pulling books off the shelves at Barnes & Noble or a relative buying a gift—is the book’s cover.
And the cover must, of course, feature a wonderful illustration.
An intriguing, fun, colorful illustration on the cover should encourage the reader to open the book and flip through the pages, and the illustrations on the inside […]
Yes, it’s the time of year for resolutions. But the resolutions below come with a couple of twists. First, they are created especially with the indie publisher in mind. Second, they are phrased as questions, making them more likely to stick according to “research.”
So, without further ado, I present our 1106 Design New Year’s Resolutions for Indie Publishers.
1. Will I maximize my profits by arranging print-on-demand myself?
IngramSpark and CreateSpace are the only two companies that provide print-on-demand (POD). CreateSpace is the best funnel to Amazon, and IngramSpark to everything else, including […]