Independent publishing / self publishing is a fast growing part of the publishing landscape. New technology, specifically print on demand (POD) printing, now allows self publishers and small independent publishers to produce quality books and market them worldwide in a way that was not possible before. Continue reading
Let me help you self-publish your book (And not get overcharged or locked into a bad deal) Page layout services to format your novel or poetry book for publishing using Amazon KDP (printed and/or ebook) or IngramSpark.
Basic Novel Page Layout One of the most standard quality paperback sizes is 5.5 x 8.5. Big enough but not too big. It just feels right in your hand. This basic page layout has about a half inch outside margin. Interior margins depend on the number of pages in the book. The more pages the...
Take a look at some of the books I have done the in page layout and design for and Picture Books I have worked on to get them ready for printing and distribution on Amazon or IngramSpark. Continue reading
Here is a quick over view of what it might cost to format your nonfiction, novel, poetry, or children’s book to get it ready for for publishing using Amazon KDP (printed and/or e-book) or IngramSpark. Continue reading
The Last American by J. A. Mitchell A new edition edited and designed by Clif Graves. The American author, J. A. Mitchell, was a contemporary of Jules Verne. The Last American was first published in 1889. The Last American is a humorous and disquieting foreshadowing of what may come. This is a tale of a...Continue reading
The Wave of Time Edited by Clif Graves Do we simply ride the wave of time, like a piece of flotsam on the ocean? Do we get thrown up on the ever-changing shore of a future that was always there? Do we create the future by our actions, or do we have no control or...Continue reading
What was I thinking?
The Maine based company blueShift Aerospace launched it's first rocket from the Loring Commerce Centre (former AFB). The third time was the charm as weather and temperature allowed the launch.Continue reading
An interesting discussion is happening in a number of places. Automattic and its CEO Matt Mullenweg are the force behind WordPress. Sure WordPress is open source but the platform is mostly controlled by Automattic. The move to adopt their Gutenberg editor in WordPress is a case in point. It is from my point of view...Continue reading