Do I Really Need a Printer’s Proof?

by Jennifer Kepler, Collaborative Editor All the months of writing, revising, editing, and proofreading have come to an end, and your book is off to the printer. You can’t wait to receive a box of your books on your doorstep. How do you make sure the printed, trimmed,...

“But Will It Sell One More Book?”

by Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer Recently, one of my colleagues shared this piece of advice they’d gotten from a former boss when discussing when one should stop making corrections and let a creative piece of work out into the world. Many, many people who are...

Please Judge the Book by Its Cover

By Olivia Croom Hammerman, Collaborative Designer The book-cover design process can feel intimidating. After all, as an author, you’re a wordsmith and (most likely) not a graphic designer. Once you’ve reached the point of being ready to hire a cover designer, you’ve...