• Marketing
  • What is a Blog Tour?

    This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Blog Tours

    I have a side business orchestrating blog tours for authors. One of the most common questions I get–from experienced and inexperienced authors alike–is “What is a blog tour?” Over the next three weeks, I’ll be talking about the whats, hows, and whens of blog tours. Today we have the “Whats.” What is a Blog Tour? […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • Making or Breaking a Book Cover: Back Cover Content

    Authors often ask me what they should include on their book's back cover. Today I'll share with you the possible content you could include on your back cover as well as tips on length and how to choose which content to include.
    This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Making or Breaking a Book Cover

    Authors often ask me what they should include on their book’s back cover. Today I’ll share with you the possible content you could include on your back cover as well as tips on length and how to choose which content to include. The most important thing to remember? Much like I mentioned in my article […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • Making or Breaking a Book Cover: Font Choices

    This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Making or Breaking a Book Cover

    Did you know that using the right or wrong font is one thing that can make or break your book cover? No kidding! I’ve been a professional book designer for the last 5 years, and I’d like to share with you the important font-choice guidelines I follow when designing a book cover. Before we get started, let […]

  • 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 […]