Easily Create and Size a Full Book Cover for Kindle with Basic Photoshop

Ah, the dreaded book cover! A self-publishing author's waking nightmare, right there with eBook file types, ISBNs, and —gasp!— MARGINS! But it doesn't have to be so bad (and in fact, it can be quite fun). In this post I'll go over how to: Find and download your custom Kindle full (front, back, spine) book cover template … Continue reading Easily Create and Size a Full Book Cover for Kindle with Basic Photoshop

Working with Book Cover Artists and Illustrators

As someone whose livelihood revolves around editing, formatting, and publishing books for authors, I’ve also built relationships with a number of illustrators and designers who have artistic talents that I simply … well … don’t. I can rewrite a sentence to perfection, market a book from invisible to ranked, and click my way around Adobe … Continue reading Working with Book Cover Artists and Illustrators

Writer’s How-To: Sell Box Sets

All good things come in...boxes? In the fiction genre, it's hard to deny the power of the series. For children, it was Captain Underpants and The Series of Unfortunate Events. For young adults, it was Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Eragon. For adults, it was Lord of the Rings, Stephen King's Dark Tower, and Fifty Shades of Grey. And, well, for everyone, it was Harry Potter. … Continue reading Writer’s How-To: Sell Box Sets