What do weddings, camping trips, and Lulu services have in common? They all go much smoother if you are well prepared. Here are a few quick tips for making the most out of your publishing pack experience. 1. Know what you’re buying. Services are a big investment of time and money into your book, so you’ll want... Continue Reading →
Celebrate Your Freedom to Read! Every year hundreds of books are threatened with removal from schools and libraries across the country. Since 1990, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has recorded more than 11,000 book challenges, including 460 in 2009. Even though most of these challenges are made with the best of... Continue Reading →
You’ve done it – you’re a published author! Now it’s time to start reaping the benefits of all your long hours of work. Who couldn’t use a few ideas on how to sell more books and expand readership? In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing tips, resources and ideas designed to help you sell more... Continue Reading →
One of our designers sent around a link to this video this morning. It was put together by IDEO, the global design firm, and shows the possibilities it envisions for the book. Some interesting ideas. Let us know what you think! The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.
Avast, me hearties! X marks the spot on your calendars for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLPD) this Sept. 19th. It’s your annual opportunity to send your roommate to the galley to fetch more grog or to call your mother a bilge rat.** ITLPD has gained quite a following in the 15 years since... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, as we strive to share our remarkable ideas with the world, we have to deal with criticism and often times, rejection. But that is ok. Criticism and rejection can be used constructively to help you become a better creator. The key is to understand that everyone is always going to have his or her... Continue Reading →
I found this incredibly inspiring story while I was poking around Facebook and just had to share it. It is a note by writer J.C. Hutchins about his good friend and fellow writer Zellie Blake. Blake was a talented young woman who recently passed away due to cancer. Her story is a testament to the... Continue Reading →