Author Story: Stephen Grissom

Sometimes it takes an author to jog our memories about what we do here at 1106 Design for authors who self-publish, and why we do it. OK, so we know what we do. We provide cover and page design, editing, proofreading and layout services to indie publishers who choose...
Indie Publishing versus Self-publishing: The rise of the indie author

Indie Publishing versus Self-publishing: The rise of the indie author

Updated April 14, 2020 The terms “indie publishing” and “indie publishers” were until recently associated with small presses, to identify them as separate from larger, traditional book publishers. Over time, authors who wanted to maintain complete creative control...
Self-publishing Companies Don’t Do Anything You Can’t Do Yourself

Self-publishing Companies Don’t Do Anything You Can’t Do Yourself

I’ve spoken with thousands of authors. I understand how confusing self-publishing can be: how DOES a Word file eventually make its way into an Amazon box and get delivered to someone’s doorstep? Authors know there are many steps involved in producing a beautiful...

How Difficult Is It to Publish My Book?

Have you ever wondered, “How difficult is it to publish my book?” You’re not alone, and while my impulse is to say, “Only as difficult as you choose to make it,” in truth there is no good answer. I can, however, provide you with some guidelines to help you decide if...