5 Lessons Self-Published Writers Can Learn from Traditional Publishing

Much like today’s birds evolved from dinosaurs, the self-publishing industry has become a very different animal than its predecessor, traditional publishing. While similarities remain, they may not be evident unless you know where to look. Among self-published writers, there is certainly an opinion that traditional publishing is the dinosaur, lagging behind the trends and technologies…

Making the Case for Hardcover Books

Do you judge a book by its cover? This question usually precedes a discussion of what constitutes good (and bad) cover design. But I’m changing it up here and referring instead to the type of cover, i.e. hardcover vs paperback.  In the print-on-demand world, paperbacks reign supreme. They are more cost-effective and faster to produce…

Picture This

“I can’t imagine life without the internet.”  That’s a direct quote from my daughter several years ago and a statement which grows ever more true. For example, how many times a day do you google something? And when did google become a verb, anyway? (If you must know, it was added to the Oxford and…

Are You Up to Speed on Print On Demand?

Same-day shipping. Cars and bikes and scooters to rent by the hour. Dog walkers ready and waiting to take Fido for a stroll. (Wait, does anyone still name their dog Fido?) The on-demand economy touches our lives in so many ways now that sometimes we don’t even realize the technology behind everyday products and services.…