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Author Story: D.C. Gilbert

Author Story: D.C. Gilbert

D.C. Gilbert is an Army veteran and the successful author of the high-octane JD Cordell action-adventure series. After his dreams of becoming an Army Ranger were crushed by the Army's discovery of his speech impediment, Gilbert served in the infantry. When his...

Should Authors Invest in Audiobook Versions of Their Work?

Should Authors Invest in Audiobook Versions of Their Work?

The short answer: Yes! While some readers are still on the fence about whether to jump on the audiobook bandwagon, many have embraced audiobooks for the unique experience they can provide. This is a golden opportunity for authors to vary and bolster their revenue....

Author Story: George Hackler

Author Story: George Hackler

Inspired by the human condition, George Hackler created Doggerel: Really Bad Poems, the culmination of 40 years of writing and compiling poetry. George’s initial goal was to write 500 poems and then publish them. Having far exceeded that goal, George chose only the...

Author Story: David Bettenhausen & Carla Bogni-Kidd

Author Story: David Bettenhausen & Carla Bogni-Kidd

Inspired by true love and the truth, David Bettenhausen and Carla Bogni-Kidd set out to write a historically inspired novel to enlighten, challenge, inspire, and entertain readers. David and Carla have published three previous titles with 1106 Design, each of which...

15 Questions Your Book Designer Should Ask (& Why Each One Matters)

15 Questions Your Book Designer Should Ask (& Why Each One Matters)

If you’ve been around this blog for very long, you’ve undoubtedly seen us discuss all of the ins and outs of self-publishing many times. Perhaps you’ve even been hard at work completing your own manuscript, long awaiting the day when you’ll be ready for the next step....

Top 4 Reasons Self-Published Books Could Be Labeled “Mediocre”

Top 4 Reasons Self-Published Books Could Be Labeled “Mediocre”

The myths surrounding self-publishing are lengthy and broad, but the one that is hardest to tolerate is that self-published books are mediocre compared to their traditionally published counterparts. When it comes to content, nothing could be further from the truth....