When creating an e-book, you should not attempt to make the body of the text conform to your latest fancy font. The platform and the reader’s preferences should, and mostly will, prevail anyway. Save the fancy font for the front matter of your book and the chapter and title headings. Other than making sure that … Continue reading About Fonts
As you know, the first thing you need to write a book is a good word processor, one that is simple enough to allow concentration on your ideas and not the struggle with software. Therefore, it doesn’t matter at an early stage which word processor you choose. At a later date, you will be able to export the text … Continue reading Some Pointers Regarding Tools
When I watch old movies about an author and his/her interaction with a publisher or an agent, I get jealous. That’s what I thought it would be like, and of course, it does still happen that way for some writers. You remember the scene I’m talking about. The writer comes in with either a large folder … Continue reading Making An E-book
As an example of the process, I will demonstrate, in part, creation of the cover of my book Geminknot. The novel centers on the fate and life of female twins, one of which was switched for a male baby shortly after birth. I had the idea that, in some way, an image of famous twins would … Continue reading Image manipulation
Although I have used imaging editing software for many years, I don’t consider myself an expert or an authority. I am simply a fairly experienced user. There are many areas of book publication which will require use of image editing, and you will quickly see the need to learn the ropes. Creating a cover is the … Continue reading Using an image editor
Many people have commented favorably regarding my book covers, and in this column, I will give you some insight about my thought process and creative tools that I use. The first thing which has to be emphasized is that images found on the web are, in general, off-limits for your commercial use no matter how tempting it may … Continue reading Creating a book cover
If there is any hot area left in the book publishing industry, creating an audio version of your book is it. If you are an author, you must have had at least a fleeting dream about seeing your pet book converted into an audio form. Well, so have I. A reasonable person will be stunned at the complexity … Continue reading So you want to create an audio book?
The relationship between men and women has been a subject of fascination, it seems, forever. I love to explore this subject in my books, and I especially enjoy trying to understand the different and changing levels of emotional attachment which develop in relationships. Even when my book is about action and adventure, I find that … Continue reading What’s it all about?