Join the robots as they talk with an expert on what goes into laying out your book. John McCarthy walks us through the pitfalls of getting the interior of a print project just right.
Some further insight on the subject can be found in this interview with Jane Friedman.
You can reach him at SurfsideCity@gmail.com to do your POD layout for a very reasonable sum. Remember, don’t be that guy. Make your book look like a pro did it.
We also mentioned the following in the show:
The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
Draft2Digital (though I couldn’t remember the name at the time)
Join the Robots as the discussing pricing and how it affects discoverability.
Also, go buy Paul’s new book, The Street. Seriously.
The Robots return to talking about business. This time we’re laying the foundation for a series of episodes on business. The start of that is to know what it means to be a career writer. In this case, as in many others to come, inspiration is drawn and quotes are made from the business writing blog of Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can read the specific post here. Do yourself a huge favor and go start reading.
Paul was just on Mythwits. Go check him out.
Also mentioned was The Copyright Handbook by Nolo Press. A must have reference.
This week’s episode is brought to you by the Loft Literary Center. The Loft Literary Center, located in Minneapolis, is one of the nation’s leading literary nonprofits and offers a wide array of online and in-person creative writing classes for all levels and genres. Online classes are offered seasonally, so all you need is Wi-Fi to learn from experienced writers and transform that creative spark into a piece of art.
Join the Robots as they talk about minimum publishing standards indie publishers should aspire to. This discussion was spawned by two blog posts from author Chuck Wendig about self-publishing not being the minor leagues. And a follow up post.
The Robots staked out several different perspectives and a vigorous discussion was had. We all agree that indie publishers should do the very best they can and keep learning, but some parts of Chuck’s posts got some strong push back. Perhaps that was the point. If so, it worked.
This week’s episode brought to you by:
The Loft Literary Center, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the nation’s leading literary nonprofits and offers a wide array of online creative writing classes for all levels and genres. Online classes are offered seasonally. To register, visit Loft.org.
Terry and Paul get together to talk about their divergent paths to publishing. There is no right way, only the best way for each individual writer. Come hear what they advise.