Why Use a Graphic Designer for Your Book?

Why Use a Graphic Designer for Your Book?

"An eye-catching, well-crafted, well-designed book cover increases the value of a book to readers and booksellers," writes Roseanne Schloss, owner of Pro Production Graphic Services in this guest blog post.

Are You Serious about Getting Published? It's Time for a Reality Check.

Are You Serious about Getting Published? It's Time for a Reality Check.

A little knowledge of author psychology can go a long way when it comes to getting a manuscript in front of a literary agent or publisher. But it may be a very tough pill to swallow. 

UPDATE: Kindle’s Response to New Formatting/Spelling Error Warnings for Ebooks

UPDATE: Kindle’s Response to New Formatting/Spelling Error Warnings for Ebooks

This post is a follow-up to last week's post about Amazon KDP's new alert messages for ebooks with spelling and formatting errors.  Beginning February 3, 2016, the Kindle store will alert customers about spelling and formatting issues in ebooks. Here is more information of vital importance to authors and publishers, directly from Amazon KDP. 

Intelligent Editor Matching: A Bold New Concept in Self-Publishing

Intelligent Editor Matching: A Bold New Concept in Self-Publishing

Finding the right editor for your self-publishing or seeking-rep project can be a monumental challenge. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you can find an intelligent match.  

Is Your Timing Off? Sobering Advice from a Literary Agent

Is Your Timing Off? Sobering Advice from a Literary Agent

If you’re interested in pitching a manuscript to a literary agent, or even if you are simply planning to self-publish a few books on Amazon, it’s important to know how people who will read your books enjoy them. This is isn’t always easy to determine, since authors are traditionally more tied to their craft than they are to the way a body of work is received. To be successful as a traditionally or self-published author, however, writers must be keely aware of their target audience and, more specifically, why a target audience loves to read their works.