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5 things you don’t want on your Book Cover

<b>Ugly stock fonts</b> – never use those standard fancy fonts that come free with word processing programs – especially Papyrus and Comic Sans – amongst …

Publication Design

Why Original Social Media Content is the Solution to Wider Brand Reach

<i>"You must have a homebase!"</i><p>You've heard this 1,000 times from every blogging guru and social media ninja slinging advice throughout the digital …

Marketing

The Last Social Blogging Guide You Will Ever Need

Everyone’s an expert on social media and blogging. Half the people on Twitter, it seems, are social media experts of one kind or another.<p>Over the …

Social Media

15 Articles on Cover Design for Self-Publishers

One of the requests I get most often is for help on cover design. That’s why I’ve written so many articles about the challenge of designing your own …

300+ Fool-Proof Fonts to use for your Book Cover Design (an epic list of best fonts per genre)

Related Articles<p>Using the right fonts on your book cover helps tell the reader what genre your book fits into and elicits an emotional response. You …

Why Bloggers Should Duplicate Content on Google+ Originally Published at http...

<b>Why Bloggers Should Duplicate Content on Google+</b><br>Originally Published at http://goo.gl/2Yy2Eh<p>If you’re a blogger, you should duplicate your blog …

R.I.P. The Blog, 1997-2013

Nieman Journalism Lab asked me to write a piece for their end of the year series, Predictions for Journalism in 2014. I don’t know a whole lot about …

Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone

Preface<p>If you're like most people, you feel like a baby when it comes to visual design. You sometimes have a vague sense of what you want, but can't …

UI Design

How to make your own free book cover in MS Word

Shares 2K<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

The Five Secrets to a Killer eBook Cover

by Kristen Eckstein<p>When it comes to your eBook cover, I cannot stress enough how important it is to <b>look professional</b>.<p>If your cover looks like it was …

Blogging on Google Plus - Tips and Takeaways

<b>The interaction you get on Google+ is vastly superior than any other social platform.</b> Twitter as a conversational medium hasn’t worked for me. …

the results are in! As you know, 150 or so bloggers e...

<b>Blogging on Google+ -- the results are in!</b><p>As you know, 150 or so bloggers either experimented with blogging on Google+ instead of a blogging site -- …

eBook Cover Tutorial: Eight Tips for an Effective Book Cover Design

Big Title, and Easy to Read.<p>This is the most important aspect of a good design. Since most readers will first find your book on a screen (not on a …

The Anatomy of a Perfect Google+ Post

Shares 6.6K<p>There is a reason that certain people get <b>more engagement</b>, <b>more followers</b>, and are <b>more successful on Google+</b> than others. A lot of it has to …

Cover Design Primer | J.M. Ney-Grimm

This summer I attended a publishing workshop. Cover design formed part of the conversation, and I learned some critical details about it. My …

Hack the Cover

The covers are dead!<p><i>Dead!</i><p>Dead like the record jacket!<br>Dead like the laser disc sleeve!<br>Dead like the 8-track cartridge sticker!<br>Dead like the squishy …

Books

Guest Post: Brave New World (What I’ve Learned About Cover Designs for Digital Publishing

September 11, 2012<p>The following is a guest post by author Sherry Thomas who self published an anthology with Courtney Milan and Carolyn Jewel. She …

19 Book Cover Clichés

These crop up all the time.<p>h/t: Caustic Cover Critic, The Book Smugglers, and David Horspool of the TLS for having spotted a few of these. Inspired by <i>Private Eye</i>, who have an occasional column on this subject.

Book Cover Archive

Publication Design

Blogging with Google+ pages If your personal profile is not enough for blogg...

<b>Blogging with Google+ pages</b><p>If your personal profile is not enough for blogging on Google+, try pages. Most of those who use Google+ as a blogging …

The Art of Writing Great Google+ Posts - Copyblogger

There’s no denying it: we love Google+.<p>Sure, we’ve made hay over other social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. That’s because …

Content Marketing

You know why Blogging in Google+ is better for readers? 1. Readers can go to ...

<b>You know why Blogging in Google+ is better for readers?</b><br>1. Readers can go to the next blog quickly if they are not up to commenting.<br>2. Readers can …

I have enhanced the Google+ Blogging experience

You probably know that I am using Google+ as my blog, and there is a lot of advantages with that, for example the incredible interaction and …

Is Google+ the Next Big Blogging Platform?

Google+ is no slouch in the social media space, commanding nearly 200 million active users in the stream as of May 2013. While it does offer unique …

Archive of blog posts made on Google+ When I started to blog on Google+, the...

<b>Archive of blog posts made on Google+</b><p>When I started to blog on Google+, there were lots of discussions about some inconvenience observed while …

Strong Counter Responses to My G+ Bail Blog Post -- But All Fail Because of T...

Great post, buddy, you are too kind..:-)<p>Aug 20, 2013<p><i>"But the statement that sucks the life out of any "bail your blog for Google+" argument is summed</i> …

Why I blog on Google+ (And how)

The first decision every blogger faces is: Which blogging platform should I use? Movable Type, WordPress, Drupal, TypePad, Blogger, Posterous, …

How to spell check your Google+ posts There are a couple of handy tools for ...

<b>How to spell check your Google+ posts</b><p>There are a couple of handy tools for spell checking your Google+ posts before publishing them. Your browser and …