So how do you build an email list? There’s a lot of great advice out there, but it boils down to a few steps: Continue reading
Book Business, for example, gives a list of third party operators, which manage cultural attractions and park services. Books that provide educational value and fit the niche can be selected.
Bigger stores, such as Costco and Walmart, are harder to get into. New Shelves writes that they have limited shelf space, and books need to have a proven track record before being considered.
If you are trying to sell your book in a store, you will probably need to do an offset printing, instead of print on demand. Self Publishing Review explains the differences and the pros and cons. Typically, offset printing results in books that look higher quality, but you do have to store the books somewhere, and you will have to pay upfront.
One other thing to consider is creating a large print version of your book. Andrew Knighton wrote a how to on making large print books, which includes leaving in more white space, in addition to using a larger font size.
Last, just for fun, The Culture Trip created a list of 50 unique bookstores in every U.S. state. You can always approach one and see if they will sell your book!
Design and Words
- “9 simple but powerful UX writing tips for designers” on Medium: Make clear lists, scannable content, and links
- “Design words with data” on Medium: Use Google Trends, readability tests, and surveys
- Design Kit: Resources for human-centered design
- Timeline by Knight Lab: Easily create interactive timelines
- “JungleBook: Simple Kindle eBook Cover Analysis” on The Digital Reader
- “Free icons for product design” on Invision
- “Designing book covers in the browser” on Paged Media (demo)
Design Tutorials and Projects
- “How to make a Twitter header image” on Digital Trends
- “Artist Is Constructing a Parthenon Made out of Banned Books” on Electric Lit
- “A New Focus for Hardbound Books” on Hackernoon
- Web Design Museum
Tips and Tricks
- “How do you create a product people want to buy?” on Stacking the Bricks: Who do you serve, and what do they want?
- “Smart Jackets: Notes on Great Book Covers” on Publishers Weekly
- “Text Fonts: Book Design Choices Don’t End With The Cover…” on Saille Tales
- “Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing” on Canva
- “‘Game of Thrones’ e-books make it easier to keep up with the action” on Engadget: An example of good design
- “Here’s How Indexing Could Evolve with Ebooks” on Digital Book World
- “UX Designers: Here are the 56 Best Websites To Learn Something New” on UX Planet
By Katherine Lane
It has become more convenient today to give people a lasting impression about you on social media through the different online platforms–that is, depending on what you are into. Facebook is not the only one that offers the opportunity for Internet marketing. Using another platform like YouTube, for instance, can become a helpful business strategy to generate online traffic. Continue reading
You decided to put your thoughts to paper and have a manuscript that you deem worthy of publication. However, you do not want to pay a company to use expensive and proprietary software to make your book stand out among the rest of the books on a book store shelf or on Amazon. Here are 5 do-it-yourself design tricks that will save you money. Continue reading
Instagram is a great tool you can use to connect to your audience. You can post videos and images, find new people with hashtags, and more.
The Creative Penn shares 10 helpful tips on how to use Instagram as an author and grow your following. It also walks you through how to set up your own account, if you don’t already have one. Some ideas of what authors can post include poems, displayed as a image, cover reveals, images of what inspire you, Grammar memes, quotes, and events. To grow your following, the post recommends choosing a regular posting schedule, cross promoting, creating themes, sharing other people’s posts, and including faces in some of your images. Continue reading
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful, flexible tool that allows you to create great art and graphics. Read on for how to learn more about taking advantage of all of Adobe Photoshop’s features.
By Brenda Barron
Photoshop gives you the tools to accomplish some amazing image editing techniques without having specialist knowledge, so think what you could achieve with a few handy tutorials to help increase your abilities.
101 Photoshop Tutorials is a handy resource that aims to fill any of those gaps in your knowledge and give you the confidence and know-how to create some awesome images once you know how to use the tool gallery, get to grips with grids and guidelines, create actions in Photoshop, plus many other features and tools aimed at helping you create a professional and creative image.