How to Find the Right Cover Artist

Some authors are blessed with talents in both written and visual arts. For such individuals, coming up with suitable cover art for their work can be easier than writing the book itself. However, for most authors, illustrating is at best a secondary endeavor, and so there is a need to find someone else who canContinue reading “How to Find the Right Cover Artist”

DIY: Designing Your Own Cover

Greetings, and welcome to my first proper post of 2022! This is going to be the first of several posts on Do-It-Yourself aspects of book design for self-publishing authors. All authors write their own books and do a bit of editing themselves, obviously. However, there are certain aspects that most either let their publishers takeContinue reading “DIY: Designing Your Own Cover”

Happy New Year!

Greetings all, and happy new year! May 2022 prove tenfold better than 2021…or at least no worse. I don’t know about you all, but December was pretty awful for me. Between dealing with an annoying bug of some sort for the last couple weeks and just general chaos created by the holidays, I was ableContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Plans for December

November was, as expected, a mild month. I partly revised a novella for next year, continued my current rough draft, and completed yet another rough drawing. This month I hope to wrap up this year’s projects. I will make one final drawing, review an anthology I started last year (as well as a couple booksContinue reading “Plans for December”

25 Songs That Would Make Great Story Titles

Here’s one just for fun. I’ve always been something of an audiophile (as those who have read my “25 Memorable Quotations” post have probably guessed), and I can’t tell you how many times a great line from a song, or even the song title itself, has come in handy when coming up with titles forContinue reading “25 Songs That Would Make Great Story Titles”

Marketing Matters: Age Ranges

Though it has always been my opinion that the best works are those that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, not everyone is capable of writing that perfect story every time. As a result, we generally have to be a little more selective regarding our audience (see my previous post on “Defining YourContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Age Ranges”

Plans for November

October was a phenomenal month. I made progress on my rough draft, reviewed another book thoroughly for next spring, created yet another drawing for next winter’s book, partly revamped an old short story/novella for possible publication this winter or next spring, and worked on my ongoing linguistic project besides. In addition, I am pleased toContinue reading “Plans for November”

One Year Anniversary Sale: ‘Sauragia’!

Greetings, all! It is hard to believe but it is now one whole year since the release of my very first book, Sauragia. To those of you who have purchased it in its various editions over the past year, I thank you whole-heartedly. To mark this most special occasion, I am hereby offering 50% offContinue reading “One Year Anniversary Sale: ‘Sauragia’!”

Marketing Matters: The Art of Self-Promotion

Once you’ve been published, you might think that your job is done, and that it is time to move on to your next project. You would be right on the latter account; wrong on the former. There are a number of ways to get the word out about yourself and your book. Here I shallContinue reading “Marketing Matters: The Art of Self-Promotion”

Plans for October

September was a bustling month indeed! While not all was accomplished that I had hoped, it was nevertheless a good one. In it I managed to make improvements to an old story, continue work on my Woodland Tales translation, plan a couple of short articles/essays, rough out another drawing for next year, and complete myContinue reading “Plans for October”

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