Posts Tagged ‘Helpful Tips’

Tips on book interior design. Volume IV

This month I’ve been discussing the basics of formatting your book interior. Welcome to volume IV. As a recap of the last few weeks: Tip #1 – Match your half title and/or title page to your cover.Tip #2 – Check your document for Widows & Orphans.Tip #3 – Know the order in which your front…

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Tips on book interior design. Volume III

Tips on book design, continued… (The recap is coming next week in case you missed anything) #5 – Running heads and folios – These are the bits of information that run across the top, and sometimes bottom, of your pages. I work with several different publishers, and each of them use these text objects slightly differently.…

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Covers Uncovered

You glance across a crowded room and lock eyes. You are inspired, beguiled. Suddenly, “love-at-first-sight,” makes sense and you feel the spark of a love affair blossoming with … the BOOK of your dreams?… Ok, that might be taking the metaphor a bit too far, but work with me on this. The ultimate goal of your books’…

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Critique Corner: Mystery / Detective

_________________________________ Like this post? Help others find out about it. Cover Critique: Cellphone Mystery by James Copeland Private Detective, Frank Hawthorn sits in a jail cell wondering why! He didn’t know the people he had been accused of killing nor how his fingerprints had gotten on the gun, even though it was his gun that…

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Critique Corner: Sci-Fi-Science fiction / fantasy

_________________________________ Like this post? Help others find out about it. Cover Critique: Erteisia by Linda Lofts-Wiles ERTEISIA Ultimate-Sacrifice Synopsis Massive upheavals in the universe caused by Orion’s domination over humanity, result in eons of bloody and brutal warfare between Orion’s Ch’hogs and the vulnerable yet determined humans. His second in command, the ruthless henchman Xag,…

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Critique Corner: Dark Poetry

_________________________________ Like this post? Help others find out about it. Cover Critique for author Rie Sheridan Rose Here are some previous versions _______________________________________________________________________________ Critique corner by Tamian Wood: Thanks for participating Rie, Looking back at some of the previous versions, they appeared to be sort of smoke on water. This aspect was appealing as it…

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Critique Corner – Ghost Stories

Like this post? Help others find out about it: Share Can’t afford a designer? Consider a cover critique… Many new authors think they can’t afford to hire an accomplished, trained designer for their books cover. Fair enough. If you want a professional cover, created by a designer with education, skill, experience, and a good reputation, that…

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