Behind the Book Cover Design

It’s scary but worthwhile to step outside of your comfort zone. I specialize in fantasy and horror book covers and promotional images. Recently, my publisher (Aubey LLC), who I also freelance for, acquired an adult fiction Christian manuscript. She asked me to design the cover. The author emailed a drawing of Read more…

Bublish Case Study

It’s a great time to be a writer. It’s also kind of a pain. Authors, no matter which route you take, have to be authorpreneurs. Fortunately, book promotion is like 90% digital. Only big name authors get print ads. New companies are creating ways to promote books. Because they want Read more…

#BEA14

It was amazing. It was madness. It was exhausting. I don’t know what it is about manning a booth. We were only there for three days and it wiped us out.   I had a book signing for The Sciell  from 10:30 to 11:30. After that, we had planned on selling Read more…

Preparing for BEA!

BookExpo America is like heaven for book lovers and I’ll be there for three days next week helping out with Aubey LLC’s, my publisher’s, booth. Fortunately, my boss is understanding. She’ll let me leave the booth during the day to listen to panels, walk around the hall and see my Read more…

Author Talk

Author appearance are almost as important as marketing and promoting online. This was a tough one for me to accept. I can do presentation, but I’ve always had trouble with talking one-on-one with people. Because of the conferences I’ve done, I’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with it. Still need Read more…

Are Book Trailers Effective?

If done right. Yes. People have shorter attention spans for consuming content online. Rarely do people read entire articles, let alone book summaries. Yes, I know books are meant to be read not seen. That’s like saying a good book sells itself, which, unfortunately, it doesn’t.  Back in the day, an author’s job was Read more…

Holding Your Book

I love ebooks, but there’s nothing like holding your first book. I finally finished the layout of The Sciell and uploaded it into CreateSpace. I had to upload and re-upload it because first, my interior was rejected and then my cover was rejected likes three time. Finally, everything is done…almost. Read more…