Book Cover FAIL: Lack of Research and/or Focus

This is the second post in the Book Cover FAIL series, focusing on the common causes of cover design mistakes by self-publishing authors and offering solutions to avoid them. In the do-it-(all)-yourself world of self-publishing, the ¬†total responsibility for all aspects of your book’s production falls squarely on your shoulders as the author. Creating the [...]

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Deb Scott [Self-Publishing Interview Series]

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This post is third in our series of interviews with those involved with self-publishing. If you’re interested in being interviewed for the series, give us a shout! In our interview series so far, we’ve talked to Simon Cheshire, a published writer who is now self-publishing his backlist, and Stephen Tiano, a book designer who has [...]

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Writing and Self-Publishing Links of the Week: May 5th

By:Merry~BluesBelow is this week’s collection of interesting, inspiring, useful and/or amusing¬†links, collected via our @duolit Twitter account. Enjoy and Happy Weekend! Writing 13 Things You Should Have Known About Your Characters Before You Started Writing via @victoriamixon Disliking A Character and Deep POV via @lynsouth Not Just Another Funny Forehead: Creating Alien Characters via @elizabethscraig [...]

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11 Easy Ways To Share The Love With Your Social Media Family

By:stevendepoloWith Mother’s Day coming up, everyone’s busy buying cards and flowers, but it got me thinking about another way to say thanks — and another type of family. How many hours a week do you spend blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc? Personally, I spend about 6 hours a day, 4-5 days a week. That means I [...]

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Book Cover FAIL: Packing on the Pounds

This post is the first in a series about avoiding the paths that cause book cover failure. Just like overeating will pack on the pounds, stuffing too much onto your book cover will lead to certain cover FAIL. Let’s explore this particular phenomenon and learn how to whip your cover back into shape (and it [...]

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