Category Archives: Book design

Minutes 201606

Writers’ Mill June 19thminutes

22 writers, including several new members, left their homes on Father’s Day afternoon to attend a Writers’ Mill meeting with local author Ken Baysinger. A fun, inspirational and informative talk was followed by delicious gluten-free snacks from Jean, writerly awards from Karin for the monthly contest, and a fun all-hands-on-deck critique of Matthew’s story. By the end it was clear lots of us could have stayed longer than the usual 2 hours. But the room would be needed for other events, so we finished at 3 and planned to return next month, July 17th, for more inspiration from Wildfire Writer Christie Krug. Continue reading Minutes 201606

Self-pub, e-pub and more

Looking for a publisher?

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2015/06/what-i-learned-about-writing-from.html

Need more writing groups?

http://www.meetup.com/Hillsboro-Creative-Writing-Center-Meetup/

What about the cover, the title, the design?

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/04/how-to-choose-the-perfect-book-title/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/02/judging-book-cover-book-publicists-media-want-see-outside-book/

http://www.bookbaby.com/free-guide/amazon-keywords

http://indigoediting.com/August2015

ISBN information

https://www.createspace.com/Services/LCCNAssignment.jsp

http://booklife.com/publish/print/07/16/2014/the-indie-authors-guide-to-isbns.html

Self-Publishing & e-Publishing

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/71/54/24/89/7154248950.pdf

http://www.bookbaby.com/free-guide/self-publishing-boot-camp

http://www.bookbaby.com/free-guide/how-to-publish-ebook

http://bookarma.net/blog/manuscripts-ebooks-formatting-tips/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/11/leaving-bookbaby-was-the-best-decision-she-could-ever-make/

https://www.createspace.com/pub/l/services_pubessentials.do?rewrite=true

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/03/traditional-or-self-publishing/

Translation?

http://www.babelcube.com/

Minutes 201601

Twenty four people attended on January 17th to hear local author Marcia Coffey Turnquist tell us about writing, publishing, marketing, and everything in-between. Marcia’s first novel, the God of Sno Cone Blue is available at Barnes and Noble (store and online) or http://www.amazon.com/God-Sno-Cone-Blue/dp/0991637437/ on Amazon. Continue reading Minutes 201601

Journal News 2015 – Step 14 – Publish on Kindle

At the end of the Createspace process, we’re offered the chance to publish our book to kindle. Createspace sends the cover file, suitably formatted, but recommends we use a doc file rather than our nice pdf. This makes sense. pdf files are formatted. Ebooks aren’t. Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 14 – Publish on Kindle

And so it begins… Journal News 2015 – Step 1

The deadline for journal submissions was midnight last night. Ron spent vast amounts of time yesterday and today, ensuring all submissions were uploaded to our Dropbox. I spend all morning adding those submissions sent only to me, and mix-and-matching the sections. So now it’s time to start creating

The Writers’ Mill Journal

Volume 4

2015

 

For anyone who’s interested, here’s step 1. Continue reading And so it begins… Journal News 2015 – Step 1