I’ve lost count of how many people have told me they want to make their picture book someday. That’s why I created a whole Writing & Publishing tips section on this site (under The Archive, upper right). Let’s make that someday now. One of the sticky points I ran into was digitally laying out my … More How to Lay Out a Picture Book with InDesign
What a week, you guys! I seriously can’t even believe everything that’s happened in the past five days. Sunday: Received all final art assets for The Denim Jungle. Monday: Learned InDesign to layout the book for printing. Tuesday: Finalized the layout files with an old design friend. Wednesday: Received proofreader approval. Thursday: Uploaded the files … More WHAT A WEEK!!
Hey, remember me? It’s been awhile. Things have been a little crazy town over here. Book progress is moving full steam ahead (for release this November!) while I juggle client jobs to fund it. Plus, summer has morphed into autumn, my youngest is in preschool, and my eldest has officially entered the wild world of kindergarten. And yet, … More Falling Forward
Okay. Now that we’ve covered the very first step, Logistics, it’s time to talk branding. And these days, you can’t talk branding without talking social media. As I detailed in Step 1, it’s best to register yourself as a self-publishing company that’s publishing your book. The same reasoning goes for social media. Make profiles for your … More Self Publishing and Branding
Please note that the following info is particular to print books. I’ll get to ebooks in a future post, I promise. So, you’ve weighed the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus doing it yourself, and you’ve decided to self publish. Now what? Decide which kind of self publishing you want to do. That’s right. There’s … More Self Publishing Logistics