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Indie Publishing Resolutions for 2021

Indie Publishing Resolutions for 2021

Pandemic publishing is sure to stay with us in 2021. As with other businesses, indie publishers have been met with challenges due to social distancing, work-from-home, reduced revenue and more. At the same time, people are reading more than ever. And, because indie...

Alex Finley: Author Story

Alex Finley: Author Story

Author Alex Finley characterizes her books as “satire,” and based on her bio, readers get a taste of what to expect when reading her popular Victor series. Alex Finley is a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, where she served in West Africa and...

Cutting Corners Can Kill Your Book and Your Brand

Cutting Corners Can Kill Your Book and Your Brand

By Wally Bock, The Writer's Edge A couple of weeks ago, I had a Zoom chat with a woman who wanted to write a book to help her business. Before we chatted, I checked out her website and her LinkedIn page. She seemed successful, mid-career, and ready to boost her brand...

Book Design Checklist: What Your Designer Wants to Know

Book Design Checklist: What Your Designer Wants to Know

We’ve talked many times in this blog about the process to self-publish a book, how to research book designers and self-publishing services, and how to avoid scams. Now, here’s our Book Design Checklist of what book designers want to know about your project so that you...

Tips for Pre-selling Books on Amazon

Tips for Pre-selling Books on Amazon

The deciding factor in my writing an article on tips for pre-selling books on Amazon was the following scenario: An author calls 1106 Design. He’s putting the finishing touches on his manuscript. He decided to work with us after researching options online. He loves...

Why Does It Take So Long to Publish a Book?

Why Does It Take So Long to Publish a Book?

In truth, this blog should read, “Why does it take so long to prepare a book to self-publish?” but that long-tail keyword isn’t trending in Google. Thus, while the title reads “Why Does It Take So Long to Publish a Book?”, we are going to focus on the production end....