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Reimagining Collaboration: Phil Simon’s Author Story

Reimagining Collaboration: Phil Simon’s Author Story

Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams—at the beginning of 2020, not too many people would recognize the name of even one of these tools. Twelve months later, many of us are working remotely due to COVID-19, and Zoom is so popular that it’s become a verb—to “Zoom” means to chat...

A Culinary Memoir: Priya Mary Sebastian’s Author Story

A Culinary Memoir: Priya Mary Sebastian’s Author Story

Mary Sebastian’s new book is Organic Tales From Indian Kitchens: Warm Spice And Everything Nice. Heart-Warming Stories And Recipes From Kitchen Tables In Two Continents. It is a “culinary memoir” that emphasizes the unbreakable bond between food and culture. In her...

Indie Publishing Resolutions for 2021

Indie Publishing Resolutions for 2021

Pandemic publishing is sure to stay with us in 2021. As with other businesses, indie publishers have been met with challenges due to social distancing, work-from-home, reduced revenue and more. At the same time, people are reading more than ever. And, because indie...

Alex Finley: Author Story

Alex Finley: Author Story

Author Alex Finley characterizes her books as “satire,” and based on her bio, readers get a taste of what to expect when reading her popular Victor series. Alex Finley is a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, where she served in West Africa and...

Cutting Corners Can Kill Your Book and Your Brand

Cutting Corners Can Kill Your Book and Your Brand

By Wally Bock, The Writer's Edge A couple of weeks ago, I had a Zoom chat with a woman who wanted to write a book to help her business. Before we chatted, I checked out her website and her LinkedIn page. She seemed successful, mid-career, and ready to boost her brand...

Book Design Checklist: What Your Designer Wants to Know

Book Design Checklist: What Your Designer Wants to Know

We’ve talked many times in this blog about the process to self-publish a book, how to research book designers and self-publishing services, and how to avoid scams. Now, here’s our Book Design Checklist of what book designers want to know about your project so that you...