Author Websites coming in November, 2013.
How to Publish an E-Book
Posted 21 October 2013 by Saul Bottcher
Looking for an overview of e-publishing and the options involved?
We've added a new two-part guide that covers every step of the publishing process, including manuscript preparation, copy editing, cover design, e-book production, distribution, sales and digital delivery, and promotions.
At each step, we talk about the different approaches you can take, the typical costs, and the advantages and disadvantages.
If you've got questions about e-publishing or you're wondering about the best approach for your book, just contact us and we'll help you out.
Learn to Self-Edit Effectively
Posted 2 October 2013 by Saul Bottcher
Do you want to become more efficient at editing your own writing?
We've justed added a series of 3 articles to help you develop your self-editing techniques for both substantive editing and copy editing. Take a look!
- Part 1: Self-Editing Fundamentals
- Part 2: How to De-Familiarize Your Writing
- Part 3: How to Self-Edit More Effectively
New Cover Design Packages
Posted 27 September 2013 by Saul Bottcher
We're happy to announce our new lineup of cover design packages!
We've made a number of changes to make our cover design services more useful, more affordable, and easier to understand:
- All of our packages are 100% free of stock photos!
- We've added the Cyclops Package, a new low-cost option, at a price of $220
- We've added information about the research and consultation that goes into each cover design
- We've added a new informative article: Characters on Your Book Cover: Do or Don't?
- We've simplified the comparison chart so it's easier to see which package is right for you
- We've added an option for original photo shoots with our Poseidon and Zeus packages
- We've added an option for print PDF covers for those of you publishing in print
You can see all of our cover design package details on our cover design page.
If you have any questions or comments, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help.
Know Your Terms!
Posted 12 September 2013 by Saul Bottcher
Now you can get definitions for 152 words and phrases in our Indie Publishing and E-Publishing Glossary!
Our glossary covers writing, e-book production, publishing, promotions, copyright, business, and more. Definitions are written in clear language and you can use the abundant links to jump between definitions, or browse the glossary any of three ways: alphabetically, by tags, or by viewing a list of tags.
We hope this helps you with your indie publishing journey! And if you don't see the term you're looking for, or if you have a question, just get in touch and we'll help you out.
Critiques Now Available
Posted by Saul Bottcher
Get 5000 words of clear, specific feedback to improve your draft manuscript!
We're pleased to offer our new Manuscript Critique service. Authors of both fiction and non-fiction can benefit from our critiques, which emphasize honesty, respect, and action-oriented suggestions.
Each critique contains 5000 words of original, personalized advice. After delivering your critique, we remain available to provide unlimited follow-up, including questions, clarifications, advice for making use of our suggestions, and even feedback on short passages of your next draft.
For complete details or to order a critique, see our Manuscript Critique page.
International Speculative Fiction #4
Posted by Saul Bottcher
Edited by Roberto Mendes, ISF #4 features stories by three World Fantasy Award winners, plus an essay, an interview, and several reviews. Issue 4 continues ISF's tradition of bringing the best in international speculative fiction to a worldwide English-speaking audience. It also marks the first issue with our own Nassau Hedron as the non-fiction editor!
IndieBookLauncher.com provided copy editing, cover design, and e-book production for the EPUB and Kindle editions. The cover illustration was created by George Munteanu—you can visit George's portfolio at horheart.blogspot.ca.
ISF #4 is a free download! Visit InternationalSF.wordpress.com to get it in EPUB, Kindle, and PDF format.
“Saul, it is gorgeous. ... This is an awesome layout ... congrats!”
—Roberto Mendes, Editor