Your Book Cover: Part 2 of I Don’t Know? 5?

Every book cover needs a template. You need to create the template for the back, spine, and front. This is what I am going to give you directions to make: Pretty cool, huh? You have the back cover, (left) the little rectangle where the barcode and ISBN number are going to be, the spine, and … Continue reading Your Book Cover: Part 2 of I Don’t Know? 5?

Your Book Cover: Part 1 of Who Knows?

Book covers are the hardest part of the publishing process if you don't have software experience, like me. I know nothing of Gimp, Photoshop, or InDesign, some of the top software programs used to make covers. I don't know a Photoshop layer from a cake layer. Did someone say layer cake? ¬†Sorry. Distracted. I depended … Continue reading Your Book Cover: Part 1 of Who Knows?

Templates: Formatting Your Manuscript

Formatting your manuscript for printing is no big deal--if you know what you're doing. I knew before I started this process I was going to have trouble with my headers and footers, and after struggling for ten hours, I was crying and ready to chuck the paperback option of my book. When I tweeted how … Continue reading Templates: Formatting Your Manuscript

Trim Size and White vs. Cream Paper

We're finally ready for the fun part. These are the parts you've waiting for. Your manuscript has been edited within an inch of its life, you decided what you're going to do with your imprint and ISBN. You have your author picture done, written your author bio, your blurb, your copyright page, your acknowledgments, your … Continue reading Trim Size and White vs. Cream Paper