VIDEO: Exploring fixed layout EPUBs on Kobo and iPad (Anne-Marie Concepción)


If you’ve never heard of Anne-Marie Concepción then you are in for a treat. She’s a digital publishing expert whose training videos on are absolutely fantastic. has a variety of free videos to help you understand all aspects of design and marketing. Below is just one of the free tutorials offered from […]

Kindle FXL Preparation (pt1): Page Dimensions, Text Display, Illustrations


Amazon’s Kid’s Book Creator makes it easier for the average Joe to create illustrated children’s eBooks (Kindle) to upload directly to Amazon. In the previous post, I showed the main difference between a fixed layout and a “regular” or standard book layout. We’ll now get into how to prepare your files in order to build […]

To Trend or Not To Trend – Part 1, the Fiverr Project


Write a book in 48 hours. Sounds easier than it is. The process my partner, Jourdan Trudeau and I took was simple, or so we thought. Just write a silly story, find an illustrator and be published in 48 hours. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m a little more picky about my writing […]

Lightning Source offers Duplex Printing inside the cover

Duplex Covers

Duplex printing isn’t new, but it is new to the Print on Demand Industry. Ingram Lighting Source has announced (May 27, 2015) the option for printing inside book covers. Remember Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books, where the inside spread (inside cover and first page) contained an illustration? What an impact your book could have when […]

JUNE 2015 #unrulystories Picture Prompt ~ “Boys in Flight”

June Picture Prompt #unrulystories

  Tell us YOUR #unrulystories and you may be featured in next month’s Newsletter. SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: June 1 – 30 (midnight) Boys in Flight / June 2015 Below is a wonderful image that evokes a lot of imagination. What do you see? Future pilots? Boys longing for their father? Their mother? The skies the limit. […]

Twitter Cards: Twitter Marketing

Twitter Card

Last year, Twitter introduced a “powerful creative ad unit called the Twitter Card — a new way for advertisers to easily surface website content within a Tweet and drive relevant traffic to any page of their site, such as their home page, product page, or an important blog post.” Early testing in April 2014 showed […] ~ a crowd-sourced typo correction project


Typos. The mere mention of the word is a writers nightmare. We pour over our work, hire editors, send to every family and friend we know and yet these horrible beasts seem to randomly crop up out of thin air becoming an embarrassingly glowing emblem on an otherwise pristine page. So what is an author […]