Choosing a topic among so many topics to write on is a challenge in itself. You want something you can describe in detail without rambling, or overwhelming readers. While researching, you would find a plethora of topics to choose from and it becomes quite a bother to...read more
Writing an outline of the book before you start is a way to cut down on time wastage and to organize your thoughts in a coherent manner. You also get an accurate insight into what you need to write, as well as in what order and to what depth. This will help you to...read more
One challenge that authors face is sorting out their book cover. If you’re not a designer yourself, it can seem a little bit daunting. How exactly are you going to create an eye-catching professional cover that you can be proud of – when even drawing a stickman “poses a challenge”.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you four steps that you can follow so that you can get the book cover that you need – the easy way.
Obviously, the more promotion you can do the better! The more you raise awareness, the more sales you’ll make and the opportunities you’ll create. That said, I’m recognising that some people have very small budgets – so here are some free and paid options.read more
In this 3rd installment, we will look at book design costs: cover artwork and interior artwork – features, photos and illustrations to help you calculate how much it will cost to self-publish your book.read more
In this second feature about self-publishing costs, I will look at the formatting of your book for print and Kindle. This step is a key aspect to creating a “Masterpiece” not an “Disasterpiece.” I’ll consider print and kindle formats and how you can save a lot of time, money and hassle using a preformatted book template.read more
Editing and proofreading The services I assessed are content editing, line-editing and proofreading. Let me define what these services are and what they do to boost your book’s quality content editing looking at your book as a whole and checking that it is...read more
Are you wondering how much time and / money it will cost to get a professional result for your book? I did a couple of days research and here’s what I found.read more
Looking for some book cover design ideas? The Book Cover Archive website is a great place to get some book cover ideas with hundreds of designs on show. Quite often, when you browse the thumbnails on Amazon, you see lots of similar covers - especially in the fiction...read more
Part 3 of how to line-editing and proofread rules your own book and some tips to make your job easier. Now you know what to look for, I want to give you some hints so you can apply the rules effectively and consistently.read more