Plans for September

August was evidently a busy month, though with what, I’m not sure. I reckon I made progress on a few things, including a final review of the first book in my series to be released this fall. September will be a month of serious catch-up. However, it has historically been a very good month forContinue reading “Plans for September”

Sourcing & Bibliographies

Hello all! Sorry it’s been a while, but August has sort of whizzed by me somehow. At any rate, today I’ll be going over how to cite your sources in nonfiction works, as well as how to organize a proper bibliography. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but it’s really not thatContinue reading “Sourcing & Bibliographies”

Plans for August

Well, July was one busy month, culminating in one of the busiest, most exciting experiences of my whole career as an author or a furry at Free Fur All 2022. I could spend an entire post reviewing this (and probably will), but suffice it to say, it was excellent. I don’t know exactly what IContinue reading “Plans for August”

Mapmaking, Part III

My last two posts have been concerned with how to make a map–real or fantastical–with which to enhance your book. In them, I was concerned primarily with the basic structural and creative elements necessary. In this final post on the topic, I will briefly go over some final points to keep in mind when drawingContinue reading “Mapmaking, Part III”

Mapmaking, Part II

Last week, I made my first in a three-part series about mapmaking for your books. In that post, I talked about the basics: things every map should have regardless of style or genre. In this one, I shall talk more about the creative side of things, and three important things you should consider before makingContinue reading “Mapmaking, Part II”

Mapmaking, Part I

Mapmaking is 90% art and 10% science. There are certain things that are required, certain conventions to be followed, it’s true. But for the most part, the effectiveness of a map, like any graphic in your book, comes from its design.  While I cannot provide any definitive guide as to what your map ought toContinue reading “Mapmaking, Part I”

Plans for July

June was a very busy month, and very productive as well. While not all goals were met, nevertheless, things picked up from previous months. I oversaw the re-launch of my old titles under my new publisher, completed a novella revamp many months overdue, and completed a review of my main series, which I hope toContinue reading “Plans for July”

Plans for June

May was a very difficult month both personally and professionally. The first half of the month was largely consumed with the passing of my sister and the aftermath. I have also lost several other more distant relatives in this same month. I have been able to make some progress professionally in spite of these andContinue reading “Plans for June”

Marketing Matters: Distribution

There are many keys to successful marketing of a self-published book. Besides having a quality product to begin with, you have to push and promote relentlessly to make your product into a success, just like in any other business. You have to advertise in the right places at the right time to reach the rightContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Distribution”

Plans for May

April was another busy month, with progress slow but steady. I have made some editing progress, but mostly I have been busy trying to revamp my publishing company. And I am pleased to say, that Ash Tree Media is now up and running! There is still quite a bit of work to do, but IContinue reading “Plans for May”

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