Book publishing shouldn’t be—and isn’t— a competition between genders. The industry is all about finding a marketable, well-written story by an author whose voice deserves to be heard—regardless of gender.
As a self-published author, it may be intimidating to start with all of the online outlets claiming they can make your book the next bestseller. After all, you’re a writer, not a designer. To help make the process a little less intimidating, here is a brief list of options that can give your book the beautiful face it deserves.
So now you really can download the app, get a library card and borrow dozens of ebooks all without ever leaving your home.
A smart book marketer knows to consider any opportunity to position a book to be sold. Sometimes this requires thinking outside the bookstore box. While specialty market sales might not make up the bulk of all book sales, they still add up and can provide a wider range of visibility for your upcoming title.
Even before readers notice the Ooligan hook on the spine, they can often recognize the arts and crafts style and blue and green color palettes for which Ooligan book covers have recently become known.
As an editor, a manuscript is given to you and you are told to make it better. How? That is, after you realize that the manuscript is someone else’s blood, sweat, and tears, and probably their biggest dream, how do I help them? Well, I recently asked someone and they said “pay attention to the author’s voice.” And while that sounds wise and appropriately vague, it got me thinking.