Planning Your Children's Book

Planning Your Children’s Book

I can't stress enough the importance of laying out a plan for your book before you write one line of text or design a single illustration, especially if you are a children's book author. Most children's books have full-page images and possibly even text. So everything needs to fit together in a way that a … Continue reading Planning Your Children’s Book

QuarkXPress Deal for Longtime InDesign Users

QuarkXPress Deal for Longtime InDesign Users

If you are a longtime InDesign user but you sometimes feel there are some features that it lacks then you should checkout QuarkXPress 2019. You can find it here: https://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/InDesign-Alternative/. Right now they are running a deal for people who are longtime InDesign users. If you have proof that you use Adobe InDesign such as … Continue reading QuarkXPress Deal for Longtime InDesign Users

So Much to Do and Not Enough Time to Do It

So Much to Do and Not Enough Time to Do It!

As an entrepreneur running my own freelance business, I find that I am constantly short on time. There are so many things that I need to get done but I just don't seem to have the time to do it all! It is a situation that I am sure many people running their own businesses … Continue reading So Much to Do and Not Enough Time to Do It!

EBook Cover Design

It goes without saying that you need a good book cover for your ebook. In this blog post, I want to share some of the DIY design tips that I use to create ebook covers for my own books as well as for my premade book cover store. First off, take a little bit of … Continue reading EBook Cover Design

Ebook Formatting

Send me your Word document or book file and I will format it into an ePub file that will be accepted on all self-publishing platforms. I format fiction as well as nonfiction eBooks. I will add: clickable TOC and clickable links, bulleted and numbered lists, and things such as drop caps to your ebook. I … Continue reading Ebook Formatting

Preparing Images for Your Book

In this blog post, I want to talk about image preparation for your book. You may not know it, but there are requirements for the images that you add to your books. If your images don't meet the guidelines where you intend to publish then your book will be rejected. If your book is mainly … Continue reading Preparing Images for Your Book