The Votes Have Been Tallied (and there may be some election fraud)

Hello Bloglandia! Here we are again. Another round of book cover voting has wrapped up. Although last time our candidates ran a clean campaign and the results went uncontested, I fear the course of democracy may not run as smoothly this time around. If you missed the info about the story these candidates are destined … Continue reading The Votes Have Been Tallied (and there may be some election fraud)

Opinions Please! Book Cover Survey

It's not often in this politically-charged world that I dare ask anyone's opinion, but it's come that time in the book production process when I'm seeking input, opinions, thoughts, and comments. Of course, I'm trusting that you guys are all kind enough not to turn this into a sound bite-riddled shouting match unlike most "debates" … Continue reading Opinions Please! Book Cover Survey

The Marketing Makeover Begins with a Book Cover Survey!

Part of the Book Marketing Makeover I mentioned last week has involved taking a long hard look at the books in my Osteria Chronicles series and accepting that, although the books themselves are well written, the covers and descriptions don't quite cut the proverbial mustard. So, over the past several weeks, I've been studying other … Continue reading The Marketing Makeover Begins with a Book Cover Survey!

Yes, You Can Make a Book Cover in Microsoft Word

Let's face it, there are two truths when publishing your own book. One, you need an eye-catching cover. Two, cover designers and design software can be expensive. Also, learning how to use design software eats up plenty of your writing time. But you can make your own covers using software most writers are already familiar … Continue reading Yes, You Can Make a Book Cover in Microsoft Word