<p><em>On the <a target="_blank" href="http://books.sorodesign.com/"><em>Soro Design Book Design Blog</em></a></em><em>, </em>Cecilia Sorochin offers a multi-part blog series<em>.  In the series, Cecilia walks you through the professional designer's process of designing not only the cover and interior layout of a book, but the design of a companion website as well.  You can learn a lot from her, and if you like, you can even </em><a target="_blank" href="http://sorodesign.com/about.htm"><em>hire her</em></a><em>.</em></p>
<p>I find the design process really interesting, maybe more than the finished work.</p>
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<strong>Why?</strong> <span style="font-size: smaller"><em>(just my point of view)</em></span> Because during that collaborative process between designer & (ideally) author is where the visual personality of the book will be defined.</p>

The Design Process For A Book & More

On the Soro Design Book Design Blog, Cecilia Sorochin offers a multi-part blog series.  In the series, Cecilia walks you through the professional designer’s process of designing not only the cover and interior layout of a book, but the design of a companion website as well.  You can learn a lot from her, and if you like, you can even hire her. I […]

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Audacity: Free Podcasting Software

If you read Corey Dietz‘ piece, Podcasting For DumbDumbs, but felt you might like a little more control over the process of creating your podcasts than that provided by the services in the article, yet don’t have the resources to pour into a state-of-the-art home recording studio, take a look at Audacity. 

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Why Solicit For Book Reviews?

This article, by Michael R. Hicks, originally appeared on his site, KreelanWarrior.com.   The title of this article seems like a no-brainer: of course you want to get book reviews! But, at least based on my experience thus far, there are some interesting aspects to it, particularly for those of us who are engaged in […]

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A Review of The Jade Owl . . . but more

This is not the first review of my novel The Jade Owl, but this is the first one that has add commentary on Indie Publishing and POD. I thought it would be interesting to share it on Publetariat. Edward C. Patterson www.dancaster.com   "From Aricia’s Gay Book Blog review by Aricia

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Effective Book Cover Design

If you’re not sure how to design an effective book cover, or just need a little inspiration, take a look at 30 Novels With Covers Designs So Good… How Could You Resist?, an article posted over at Flashlight Worthy Books.

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Hobby vs Career. Think you know the difference?

There’s been a somewhat heated discussion going on at Romance Writers of America (aka RWA) over the last few months—which is nothing new and not all that surprising. After all, if you’re going to involve yourself with a large group of mostly female, inordinately verbal, excessively imaginative, and expressly passionate people, you ought to expect […]

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Amazon DTP Publishing Tip: PDF Conversion to HTML

This article, by Michael R. Hicks, originally appeared on his site, KreelanWarrior.com.   If you have a PDF that you want to convert to HTML to upload to Amazon’s Digital Text Platform (DTP), Adobe has a free service to do just that!

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Greek text on the Kindle

The Amazon team recently released a firmware update (version 1.2) that allows some much-needed functionality in Kindle books. I was finally able to test the Greek functionality and figured out how to add Greek text to HTML files destined for the Kindle.  

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Scotland?

Halloo! It’s nothing to do with writing — yet; I’m hoping for inspiration — but I’d like to ask if there are any other Scots here, and if so, if any of you are going to the Gathering of the Clans this summer.

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Merry greet!

I’m Ashleen O’Gaea (say that oh-gee-uh, as in "Oh, gee, uh … I don’t know how to say that!") and I’ve joined Publetariat because I’m on the verge of self-publishing, sort of.

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Merry hi!

Merry hi!  My name’s Ashleen O’Gaea, and I’m new here!  And I’m on the verge of self-publishing a novel. Before I go any farther: my first name’s easy to pronounce.  I’ll answer to Ashleen or Ashleen.  My last name is pronounce oh-gee-uh — as in oh, gee, uh … I don’t know how to pronounce […]

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Podcasting For DumbDumbs

This article, written by Corey Dietz, originally appeared on About.com.  Let me first assure you I don’t think you’re a "DumbDumb". If you’re like me, you just want to get things done with the least amount of resistance. You want to get it done quickly, easily and done well.

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Self-Publishing Standards, Part One

This article, by Mick Rooney, originally appeared on The Self-Publishing Review on 2/12/09.  This piece, together with Part Two (link at the end), provides an excellent overview of self-publishing options and many specific comments about specific service providers.   The author who embarks on the journey into self-publishing takes on a great many tasks.  If they choose […]

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Citizen Journalists Will Bring The What, While Professionals Bring The Why

This article, by Pat Thornton, originally appeared 2/8/09 on The Journalism Iconoclast blog.     Citizen journalism is a gift to journalism, professional journalists and people all over the world.

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Let Go Of Responsibility For Your Ideas

This article, by Christopher R. Edgar, originally appeared on his Purpose Power Coaching site on 2/11/09.   One of the most liberating realizations I’ve had in my life is that I’m not responsible for my ideas.  In other words, I can do very little to make myself become creative, except for keeping my mind open […]

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