Is There a Writing Mulligan in Your Midst?

Is There a Writing Mulligan in Your Midst?

By Judith Briles Have you ever had a day, a week, or even a month when you feel drained of words … and what you are now beginning to think of as the “dreaded blog” is due the next day? There’s not one of you … including me … that hasn’t had one of those moments. A...
Beware the Impossible Book Project

Beware the Impossible Book Project

I’ve written before about “impossible books,” the books that will not work out the way you are imagining they will, once you get farther down the path toward publication in Are You Trying to Create an “Impossible” Book? I explained in the article that some books can’t...
This Week in the Blogs, February 10 – 16, 2018

This Week in the Blogs, February 10 – 16, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon Enjoy this week’s selection of articles on writing and self-publishing. And, don’t forget that you can always access articles from The Book Designer by topic here. Be sure to check back here next week for our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies...
Stacking Boxes: Creating a Compilation Ebook

Stacking Boxes: Creating a Compilation Ebook

By David Kudler One of the great advantages of ebooks over their paper-and-ink friends is that it’s relatively easy to create a compilation or box set. This is true whether you are pulling together: A collection of your own articles or stories An anthology of...
Is Offset Printing the Future for Indie Authors?

Is Offset Printing the Future for Indie Authors?

Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and the hybrid print book production-distribution method known as print on demand. Each of these technologies reduces the financial risk inherent in book publishing. This...
This Week in the Blogs, February 3 – 9, 2018

This Week in the Blogs, February 3 – 9, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon It might be a bit of a stretch, but don’t you think that writing and self-publishing a book is sort of like training and competing in the Olympics? All that training and hard work leading up to the big moment when your book is launched? Athletes...