Let’s Talk Details Part 2

The instructions from IngramSpark and KDP for formatting a book can be confusing to say the least. If it weren't for other self-publishers posting about their own experiences concerning what worked and didn't work for them, I truly believe I wouldn't be where I'm at today in my publishing journey. The least I can do… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 2

Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Formatting - Discarded Dragons

Every time I work on a book, I find out new things about formatting. It keeps me humble. As I know I'm not the only one who self-publishes out there, I try to share the tidbits I glean. So, you've been warned, this post is going to go into the nitty gritty about formatting a… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Hunting for an Excerpt

Book formatting is...interesting. Small details can change due to the slightest thing. For instance, the thicker your book, the more gutter margin you need in the middle so that when the book's bound, readers can still see the text while they're reading and the book lays open comfortably. Or, as I've mentioned before, if you… Continue reading Hunting for an Excerpt

Quaking Soul Update 6

Quaking Soul Title

Next GIANT step done! Two nights ago I finally got the formatting done and uploaded Quaking Soul to the printer. (Fingers crossed that the formatting is actually correct!) It can take a couple days before they have a digital proof to look at and then I'll order a physical proof to make sure everything prints… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update 6