1106 Design Blog2019-07-19T13:25:22+00:00

Philip Muls: Author Story

This month, author Philip Muls celebrates five years of sobriety. Looking back, Philip sees clearly the transformations he went through thanks to sustained sobriety, and it’s this improvement in the quality of his life, along with sharing his story with people on the same difficult journey, which motivated Philip to [...]

Author Story: Terry Braddock

When asked about the motivation behind his decision to self-publish, author Terry Braddock said something that really hit home: “I wanted to ensure my story was told as I remember it.” Terry’s memoir, The Stump—My Way Out of Chicago's South Side, tells of his journey out of the ghetto streets [...]

Indie Publishing Resolutions

Is 2019 the year you self-publish your book? Here are seven resolutions to guide you on your journey. 1. Be paid 100% of my royalties. Fortunately for indie publishers, this is easy to do. While authors working with publishing service-based companies like 1106 Design have always earned 100 percent of [...]

How a Developmental Edit Can Save Your Book

Many entrepreneurs, speakers, consultants and other professionals write books. Authoring a book can be the next step in growing a business or advancing a career. A book adds a certain gravitas and helps to establish a person as an expert or thought leader—someone whose views on a subject are taken [...]

Author Story: Eleanor Gilvarry

Eleanor Gilvarry’s author story has so many unique aspects, it’s hard to know where to start. Her children’s book, Why Do I Love You? was crowdfunded. A decision to produce the book using offset printing rather than print-on-demand meant a new, larger trim size for her book, presenting a challenge [...]

Who’s gonna hold your hand? Preparing the author to self-publish.

It’s tempting to look at companies that provide design, editing and other publishing services to authors and say, “Oh, they overcharge to do book design because there’s no competition,” or, “They don’t really want to do this work so they charge a lot and take a long time to do [...]

Why You Should Ask for an Editorial Evaluation

Two questions that authors rarely stop and ask themselves before self-publishing a book are: Is there a market for my book? Is my book ready for market? Authors who are publishing a book as a hobby—perhaps a memoir meant only for family members—may not find these questions to be pertinent. [...]

8 Ways to Make Your Book Lay Flat

Guest post by Sandy Gould, Direct Sales Manager, Color House Graphics Each book design has a different purpose, and some books are more effective if they can lay flat on a surface when opened. For example, cook books, music books, instruction manuals and other similar books need to lay flat [...]