Get Your Free “Self-Publishing Ninja Checklist”

My mentor, Kristen Joy has put together a “Self-Publishing Nina Checklist” and it is awesome! It is a 14 page organized checklist that will help you, step-by-step, to publish your book. The checklist covers everything from headshots to ISBNs to editing, to covers and more.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public domain

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public domain

And, guess what? She is offering it for free when you sign up for her email list. Good deal, that. I can’t believe she isn’t charging for this. Trust me, the “price” of your email address is well worth it; not just for the checklist but for all the other great content she shares as well.

As for me, I am in the process of writing a grammar guide and plan to use this checklist when I am ready to publish. If you are in the process of writing a book or just about ready to get it published, I highly recommend you snag a copy of the checklist!


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What Copyright has to do with Your Book Cover

What Copyright has to do with your book coverOne of my mentors, Kristen Joy (a.k.a. The Book Ninja), has written an excellent series on Copyrights and Trademarks. The whole series is very good and I highly recommend you read it; however, today I want to specifically point out part 3.

Part three of Kristen’s series deals with the issue of book covers and titles. This is definitely an area that seems to confuse a lot of author and wanna-be authors and she does a superb job explaining the issue clearly and concisely.

Here is a snippet:

“When you start doing research for your book cover design, you’ll surely come across at least one cover you love exactly as-is. The temptation would be to create (or hire a designer to create) a near-replica of that same book cover. After all, you love it, so why shouldn’t you copy it? Isn’t “imitation the sincerest form of flattery?”” …Continue Reading the article


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