Monthly Archives: April 2016

Journey Of A Writer

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Hello Lovely People,

I feel that aspiring writers should always keep a positive mind set. When I was younger I had a teacher that would always write quotes on the board and the quotes where uplifting and made you think beyond your present thinking. It actually inspired me to write my own quotes and I kept them in a book what ever came to mind. I had lost it.  I  see that quotes can be used for several things and I had hoped this inspired writers.

Writer

Xo,

R

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The Indie Way: The Legal S***! It’s The Business!

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Hello Lovely Beauties,

I hope you all are having a wonderful and blessed day. Today I will be talking about legal stuff some of the need to knows when it comes to the legal side of self-publishing.

Calling All Aspiring Writers & Newbie Writer & Seasoned Writers.

Things you should ask your self when you are going to self-publishing

  • Do I want to make writing just a hobby or a business, career?
  • Do I have all the facts about self-publishing?
  • If  I want writing as my career am  I doing everything  I can to make my self  well established Writer?
  •  When it comes to writing  as a self-published author is this career or just a business opportunity?
  • Since writing is my passion do I want my own publishing company  and do I need or want literary imprints? What is an imprint?
  • Do I need to worry about taxes when it comes to book sales? Do I need a DBA?

*Keep This In Mind Potential Indie Authors*

**Imprint is Not a publisher**

Imprint Example:

Bantam, Knopf, Doubleday and Random House are all imprints of Random House, Inc.

The Legal Side!

Here are some authors that know a little more than I do about it.

Imprints, ISBNs, and More!!

CreateSpace

Custom ISBN – CreateSpace $10 (CreateSpace Only)

  • Set your own imprint to be listed as the publisher.
  • Offered through an agreement with Bowker.
  • You choose your book’s imprint of record. If you select Amazon.com or Amazon’s European websites as distribution channels, this imprint will be reflected on your book’s detail page.
  • You can sell your book through Amazon.com, Amazon’s European websites, a CreateSpace eStore, and some* Expanded Distribution channels.

* Not eligible for distribution through the Libraries and Academic Institutions outlet.*

  • This ISBN can only be used with the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Your book’s ISBN information will be registered with BooksInPrint.com®.

Custom Universal ISBN – CreateSpace $99

  • Set your own imprint to be listed as the publisher.
  • Offered through an agreement with Bowker.
  • You choose your book’s imprint of record. If you select Amazon.com or Amazon’s European websites as distribution channels, this imprint will be reflected on your book’s detail page.
  • You can sell your book through Amazon.com, Amazon’s European websites, a CreateSpace eStore, and some* Expanded Distribution channels.

* Not eligible for distribution through the Libraries and Academic Institutions outlet.*

  • This ISBN can only be used with the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Your book’s ISBN information will be registered with BooksInPrint.com®.

LuLu

  • Lulu-owned ISBN: You can get an ISBN from Lulu for free in the Lulu Publishing Wizard. You will need to purchase a Distribution package to have your ISBN submitted to Bowker’s Books in Print and Nielsen Book Data (ISBN agencies).
  • Bring Your Own ISBN: Assign an ISBN you already own to your title. The imprint (publisher name and information) attached to your ISBN will remain the same and Lulu.com will not be listed as the publisher. You must be the owner of the ISBN and may not use this ISBN with any other distributor.
  • yourISBN*: This option is a service for Lulu to obtain an ISBN for you from the US ISBN agency using your registered details as a publisher. After you receive your ISBN, you may assign it to a project as a Bring your own ISBN.

YourISBN (US Only)

Price: $99.00

This service allows you, the author, to register to become your own publisher and purchase your own unique ISBN from the official US ISBN Agency. The publisher must be a resident of the United States, Guam or Puerto Rico to receive this service. When the yourISBN is purchased, we will contact you within 1-2 business days with a link to the service redemption form. After the form has been completed, it usually takes 1-2 business days to receive the ISBN via email.

What’s Included:

This service allows you, the author, to register to become your own publisher and purchase your own unique ISBN from the official US ISBN Agency. This ISBN is directly mapped to you as the official, registered publisher. The Books In Print database and others will show your registered details as publisher. You must be a resident of the United States, Guam or Puerto Rico to get this service. If you are purchasing YourISBN to apply it to a Lulu project, it must be a size that is eligible for GlobalReach.

XoXo,

TTYF

R

The Indie Way: A Perfect Cover

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Hello Bonjour Lovely Readers,

Good Afternoon I hope all is having beautiful and wonderful Friday! I must apologize for missing last Friday!! Alot is going on and I have been under the weather at times. I keep moving forward! Thank You for your patience. To my fellow writers and aspiring writers two weeks ago I had shared some details on plots characters getting the next steps to getting your novel out line done I also gave a miniature blue-print that you can copy & past  to your word doc. You can modify to fit you.  I have not been a indie writer for long, but  I can show  and tell you things I am learning along the way. So, for the next couple of weeks I would like to share things I have learned along the way to my fellow writers. Each perspective is different and you learn from all of them. Today I decided to talk about the cover of your story or book. I think every author needs the perfect cover that fits.

Pre – Final Stages Leading To The Perfect Cover

Decide weather you want your book to be a freebie book. Decide which formats you want your book eBook, paperback, hardcover, or even audio books.

CreateSpace – Paperback (eBook (KDP)) & Lulu (eBook, paperback, & hardcover)

Audio Books – Learn More Here

I also believe that editing and interior formatting should be completed  FIRST before getting your cover completed. So when you are at the final round of edits I say that would be the best time you need to be working towards getting your cover done.  I give a week to two weeks in advance would be better for some so if problems  arise they have a decent time to be corrected. Flu/ winter season is not a great time for publishing book unless they are quick free eBooks. Books  that are light and that get you through the holiday season weather the editing, interior formatting,  and covers are good but can be completed in a decent amount time. You still give books to readers that love reading something good until your bigger literary works are finished.

For Eden’s Journey I will be doing Hardcover, and (free) eBook followed by a paperback.

Make sure you go with a cover designer that fits you and try to communicate regularly with editor and cover designer.

I am a firm believer in being loyal to cover designer that treats you well that’s why I love my cover designer of my first series Stephanie White of Steph’s Cover Designs. So with my big projects  and for bookmarks and banners I will go to her. For my small projects I  may choose different depending on the time and availability.   Keep all this mind when you go into your writing projects.

Below is a list of cover designers: