Details Found in Formatting

Some formatting details you may not have noticed when reading your favorite book include the first paragraph of each chapter and each section not having an indentation and the first page of each chapter does not have a page number. Speaking of page numbers, they do have to alternate between the right side and theContinue reading “Details Found in Formatting”

Formatting a Book

Formatting a book can be very time consuming. It can also be insanely frustrating, if you are not familiar with the program you are using. Let’s just say there is a steep learning curve. However, once you understand what needs to be done and how to do it. It will only take about a quarterContinue reading “Formatting a Book”

Book Release August 31st

I’m so very excited. After four and a half years of work by the author Nicole Lowe, Never Let Me Go: a memoir, is being published. You will be able to order a paperback or ebook on Amazon on August 31, 2016! Here is an overview: Nikki’s story is terrifying and heart wrenching, but mostContinue reading “Book Release August 31st”

To My Writing Followers

This is an exceptional resource for self-publishing authors. The internet is overloaded with information about self-publishing. As a first time author, it’s difficult to know where to turn to figure out this once “secretive” business of publishing. Joel and Betty’s book, The Self Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide, is exactly what its title proclaims it toContinue reading “To My Writing Followers”

Cover Creations

Wow! I have a new level respect for cover designers. Seriously, I have been trying to learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create covers for my books and it is not as easy as I thought it would be to pick up. I understand the ideas behind it, but trying to remember where everything is,Continue reading “Cover Creations”

Connection is Essential

We all seek a connection with others. Without it we stagnate and go through life performing the same actions without meaning. Connection is what makes everything we do worth doing. The digital age is here and it has changed the way people connect to one another. In some ways, this has been positive, and inContinue reading “Connection is Essential”

Failure is an event not a personality trait

We have to be willing to risk failure to truly live and give back to the world. If there was no risk of failure involved, then there was no challenge to begin with. Everything I do, I do with all the fervor and passion I can muster. I give it all that I have, yesContinue reading “Failure is an event not a personality trait”

Book Cover Design

Why do people pick up the books they do? Have you been into a bookstore recently and looked at the shelves and shelves of new books? Or searched on Amazon for your next rainy day adventure? There are so many options out there for readers, which is fantastic and exactly how it should be, butContinue reading “Book Cover Design”

Interior Book Design

Have you ever really looked at a book? I don’t mean just the cover of it, but the interior of it too. As a reader, much of the design of a book goes unnoticed, which is what you want as a book designer. You want the reader to focus on the story and not onContinue reading “Interior Book Design”

The Catcher in the Rye and Coffee

As I drove to Barnes and Noble, I knew I had to have a plan and I went in with determination and a plan. I was getting a copy of Catcher in the Rye, a coffee, and leaving. No browsing, no other books. I needed a classic book written in first person for ideas onContinue reading “The Catcher in the Rye and Coffee”