What an experience this has been. Not so much the act of typesetting the book, but the preparation required to send a manuscript for typesetting.
If you take anything from my words today…….it should be: YOUR COVER MUST SUIT YOUR GENRE.
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Letting someone critique your precious work is not always easy but with the right editor for your genre, it can be an inspirational process.
After serious consideration and hours of investigating, I have decided to Self-publish and Print on Demand. I began searching for a company that offered more than just editing or publishing services. I wanted the complete package (- and there are many companies delivering these combined services). Does this make them a “Jack of all trades and a master of none”? I guess I’m about to find out. I then drilled down to… Read More
LETS START THE YEAR WITH SOME POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT…….because let’s face it, 2020 has been a hard year for so many of us. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”― Roy T. Bennett Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look… Read More
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This year was like a bullet train….paused at the platform in January, then gone – where did it go? Looking back, I shamefully realized it was months and not weeks between my posts (naughty me…oh well these things happen, I promise to do better). I blinked and Christmas was here. – a slight exaggeration but you get the point. I wasn’t time wasting….just procrastinating but not anymore. In 2021 my focus will… Read More
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Hi everyone, sorry for being absent for so long but life got in the way…as it does occasionally. So, my granddaughter arrived early – an unplanned caesarean. It was a very traumatic time for the whole household and caused a lot of upheaval but thankfully our daughter and her new baby girl are doing fine. We can all look forward to enjoying the good times ahead. We were graced with a period… Read More
Judgie MacFudgie of book covers, is in the house. Could your cover be better? Definitely. Great covers fly off shelves, so make your cover the best you can and be prepared to pay good money to get it.
I decided I had to tell someone about my book in 100 words or less. Sounds easy because that’s still a lot of words but when you really do this, you realise it’s not that many words at all.
You want to self-publish but do you driving factors to achieve this outcome and get you over the finish line.
Considering I endeavour to become a published author, you’d think I’d be capable of writing a short paragraph to introduce myself… But, it turns out that I am terrible at writing non-fiction. So, I suppose nobody should be expecting a title falling within that category. EVER.
I am currently an unknown author residing in the Sunshine State of Australia. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Australian states, Queensland… I’m in Queensland. I’ve created this blog to both document my journey through the publishing process; and share my experiences with those of you considering a similar path.