• Mechanics
  • Formatting Paperbacks – My Checklist

    Happy Saturday, everyone! I am in the throes of formatting my third novella, “The Secret Slipper,” so formatting is on the brain for sure. I had thought about doing a formatting tutorial, but a video would probably work better than text for that—and I have a cold, so video isn’t happening this weekend. Authors use […]

  • Mechanics
  • How to Never Lose Your Work

    If you’ve been writing for very long, you’ve likely experienced the horrific feeling of losing some or all of your book manuscript. I’d like to share some methods you can use to keep from ever losing part of your work again. 1. Make Multiple Copies Manually Save a copy on your computer, save another copy […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • Understanding Trim Size

    What trim size should I use

    Are you asking yourself, “What trim size should I use for my self-published book?” If you haven’t begun thinking about it yet, it’s never too early to start! Something we’ve seen somewhat frequently among our first-time clients is that they don’t decide on a trim size early enough in the game. (As a side note, if […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • 5 Self-Publishing Links to Bookmark

    Perry Elisabeth Design – Affordable book designer offering packages for every budget. Cover design, formatting, illustration, proofreading, promo materials/graphics design, website/blog design, and more. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – “…Amazon.com’s e-book publishing unit launched in 2007…Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to be used by authors and publishers to independently publish their books directly to Kindle and […]