Transformed is Here!!!

Hey guys:

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Even though my debut YA novel is here, there’s still a lot of work to be done – like marketing and preparing for cover/edit costs for the next book in the series. Self publishing sometimes get a bad rap for being poorly done and most times this is due to low funding for the project.

I want to continue the streak of providing high quality materials to my readers so I’ve started a campaign to raise funds. You can help out by contributing and spreading the word! See more info by clicking here.

Thanks!!!

Resources For the Self-Publisher

With self-publishing such a hot trend right now, I thought I would share some great resources that self-publishers can use throughout the whole process. From ebook conversion, to book printing  and distribution, and much more, check out these resources for the self-publisher.

Electronic Publishing Resources

Hey There!

I thought I’d do a post on e-publishing resources since it’s such a hot topic right now, and probably will be for a while. So, I’ve been looking around at various resources and I found these to be informational and resourceful:

With eBook publishing picking up so nicely there are many different companies popping up all over the web. Be sure to extensively research any company you plan to do business with to make sure they are stable enough and have the types of services you are looking for. to help more in regards to what you should look for if you’re considering e-publishing or even POD self- publishing check out ParaPublishing.

Have any more ideas not mentioned here? Please share them in the comments! Thanks.

The Self Publisher’s Book Cover

Hey guys! Ever wondered about book covers? Well, if you thought about self publishing, or publishing at all, then it has most likely crossed your mind. Well, let me tell you from the perspective of my Librarian profession and my avid reader self, book covers are quite the rave! They have the power to draw potential readers or have people hold up a cross and run away like they’re vampires from a bad dream.

So, how do you find the right cover artist?

Mmmm, good question! I’d say start by browsing your local library for books that relate to your story. Look at various cover designs and do more research on the artists by visiting their websites and looking at more of their works. Contact them and ask questions!

With the rise of self-publishing, and those publishers wanting to make their works more professional, book cover designs have become increasingly expensive. Don’t despair! You may find you have a creative knack and want to try making your own cover (warning – if you are not into the arts and technology, this may not be your best option!) But if you want to try I found some resources you can check out:

Also, I recently came across this site called Elance, where you can have various designers bid to work on your book cover. I’m sure there are other similar sites out there as well.

Looong Intermission

Looong Intermission

Hello there,

As a writer with a full-time job that’s not writing, breaks away from writing may be necessary at times. I just came back from a work conference in Dallas, and having to catch up with office essential matters, I haven’t had much time to write, much more to update my blog. Anyhoo, I’m back and wanted to share this link with you since self-publishing seems to be the talk of the town lately…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/30/self-e-publishing-bubble-ewan-morrison?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter