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What a Book Cover Designer Does for You

What a Book Cover Designer Does for You

Indie authors understand that good cover design matters. Yet many don’t understand what professional book designers bring to the process; they don’t know what a book cover designer does. In short, a book cover designer will: Research your book’s genre Research the...

Seniors and Publishing: Top 3 FAQ about Seniors and Books

Seniors and Publishing: Top 3 FAQ about Seniors and Books

Reading is one of the greatest things that humans do. Reading has allowed us to understand history, and for thousands of years, has been a significant pastime and form of communication. Books and other types of written text have helped humans grow and become masters...

How to Self-publish a Hardcover Book

How to Self-publish a Hardcover Book

Frequently we are asked by our clients how to self-publish a hardcover book. Is it even possible? Yes, absolutely, and authors have several options. First, we need to point out that you cannot self-publish a hardcover book directly from Amazon KDP. Amazon KDP, the...

Christopher Rosow: Author Story

Christopher Rosow: Author Story

Christopher Rosow self-published the first two books in his Ben Porter Series: Book 1, False Assurances and Book 2, Threat Bias. His author story reflects a perfect mix of planning, perseverance and luck. After False Assurances was accepted by a big-name agent, the...

What Is the Cost to Publish a Book?

What Is the Cost to Publish a Book?

Over the past year, we’ve been transitioning 1106 Design’s brand and look, culminating in a new website with new colors, new logo and a new message: We Provide Traditional Publisher Quality to Independent Authors. Our challenge all along has been to help authors...

Ethical Considerations for Writing Historical Fiction

Ethical Considerations for Writing Historical Fiction

Guest post by 1106 Design author, Gary L. Stuart. Visit Gary's blog The Ethics of Writing. “The one charm of the past is that it is past.” Oscar Wilde Persia Wooley wrote a fine “how-to” book in 1997 entitled, How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction.[1]  I bought it...