Prepublishing

Why You Shouldn’t Use Free Sites for Cover Photos

It's tempting to use sites like Pixabay and others, but it isn't always the best for commercial products (ie your book covers/ads). Licenses "Creative Commons" doesn't necessarily mean "commercially." These conditions might mean you can't alter the images, you have to provide a link and attribute the "creator," or that the image isn't usable in… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Use Free Sites for Cover Photos

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Retrieving Your Cover Template

For indies, we want to make our team's jobs easier, and the best way to help out our cover designers is to have the cover template available for them. IngramSpark For IngramSpark, you'll go to this link—https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/CoverTemplateGenerator Fill in the information. IngramSpark Cover Template ISBN is the ISBN. Publisher Reference Number—If you have a lot… Continue reading Retrieving Your Cover Template

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Book Covers & What You Should Know

Book covers — I understand the fear that comes to first time writers who think covers will be some expensive part of the publishing process. Wrapped up in this fear is the thought "I can do it for cheaper, and it'll look good." The fact of the matter is, if you don't have graphic design… Continue reading Book Covers & What You Should Know

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks, Traditional

A Writer’s Orders of Operations

I never realized how big of a problem it was for writers to grasp or understand the correct way to go about what happens after they write the first draft. It's a question that's asked repeatedly. So today, with some help from a few editors I know—using their reasoning on some parts—this post is the… Continue reading A Writer’s Orders of Operations