After a long, hard slog, you’ve finally completed your thesis. Your supervisor has lavished you with praise and suggested you should get it published. Full of naieve enthusiasm you send copies of your thesis to publishers, sit back and wait for the royalties to come rolling in.
Except they don’t. The truth is that publishers don’t publish dissertations – they publish books. And the two are quite different. Your thesis was produced to demonstrate your research capabilities. The harsh reality is that no one really wants to know how good a researcher you are. Read More
More and more these days, everyone is expected to have their own presence on the internet – social media, websites, blogs. Authors are no exception – people want to connect with their favourite writers and now they expect a website to go along with it. This can be a great marketing tool for you: you can write articles about your work or things that matter to you, post all of your books so they are easily found by fans, and advertise your publicity campaigns. Read More
As a self-publisher, you can spend anywhere from nothing to thousands of dollars producing your books. It depends on your skillset and how much of the work you want to do yourself. But if you're going to spend money, where should you spend it? Read More
People of all ages want to write stories. Heads bubble over with words that need to get out and be shared. As a teenager, these can provide a great way of letting off creative energy, but how do you go about actually writing and, hopefully, publishing these words into a book? Read More
For while now, ebooks have been touted as the next big thing. In 2010, Mark Coker of Smashwords fame predicted that by 2020, 95% of reading would be on screens.
But recently we are seeing the industry that has built up around ebooks and indie authors, stumbling and slowing down. Read More
Cover&Layout, as the name suggests, specializes in cover design and interior layouts for indie authors: offering a full self-publishing design service in one place.
Everyone knows you shouldn't judge a book by a cover, but everyone does. Read More
After 8 years freelancing in the publishing industry, working on magazine layout with Bookbrunch and Publishers Weekly for their Book Fair Show Dailies, and the Bookseller Association's Christmas Books catalogues, I am venturing into the world of self-publishing. Read More