Cover Design

Cover artists, graphic designers – the masters of the thumbnail. Even though the books are the authors’ babies, the image translation is up to someone else. Someone we might not know. Someone who might not have even read your book. First phase, don’t leave anything to chance. Find commercially free images to give the artists. … More Cover Design

Royalty Realities

My royalties came in last week, but I’ve been debating how exactly to approach this post. Going into writing, there’s this make it or break it mind set. It is difficult to move beyond the starving artist versus billionaire Rowling idea. Reality #1 – your first royalty payment on your first book likely won’t be … More Royalty Realities

Life at a Small Press

I’ve been at a small press for about 8 months. My experiences there have been a mix though mostly positive or neutral in tone. Several unexpected lessons popped up, and I believe anyone who finds themselves with a contract from a small press needs to consider the following. Marketing The lion’s share of the marketing … More Life at a Small Press