Self-Publishing Series Part 4: Typesetting and internal design

A post by Jess Gately  Cover image by Mali Maeder on pexels.com While many authors are excited about the cover design of their book, the internal design is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a professional looking book that ensures an easy-to-read experience. Designers working on books must consider the type size and type…

Self-Publishing Series Part 3: Choosing how to self-publish

A post by Jess Gately Image from Realistic Shots free stock images We’ve said it already and we’ll say it again: self-publishing involves a LOT of research. It’s a long process, and choosing how you’re going to publish your book is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. As self-publishing has grown in popularity, platforms…

Self-Publishing Series Part 2: Beta Readers & Editors

A post by Jess Gately Image by Anne Karakash on Pixabay In the traditional publishing process, a lot of the editorial process is undertaken by the publishing house that decides to accept your manuscript. But when you decide to self-publish you need to undertake this process yourself. At different stages of your manuscript development, it’s recommended…

Self-Publishing Series Part 1: What is Self-Publishing and Why Do People Do it?

A post by Jess Gately Image by Free Photos from Pixabay Contrary to popular belief, self-publishing is not a recent phenomenon. Beatrix Potter originally self-published The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901 and Margaret Atwood published her first book of poetry Double Persephone in 1961 to critical acclaim. Classic writers such as Mark Twain, Charles…