Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle

Hi Indies! Over the last week, I’ve spent a lot of time researching the best “free” ways to update the formatting for my books. I wasn’t happy with their blahzay interiors–and I also wanted to add content to the Back Matter that I didn’t have before. I already shared the new chapter graphics in aContinue reading “Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle”

Dear Indie | From Hybrid to Fully Independent

Hi Indies! It’s been too long–yes, since I’ve posted–but, also that I’ve been waiting for this day. 😀 Today, I am officially no longer a hybrid author, but fully Independent. Today, all of the rights my publisher ever had for any of my books are completely reverted to me to do with whatever I want!Continue reading “Dear Indie | From Hybrid to Fully Independent”

Dear Indie | I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! (Free resource post)

Hi Indies! Did you know you could make your own vectors AND remove the backgrounds from any image for FREE –without using Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Gimp? I didn’t! Not until I was determined to combine one of my drawings with a photo. Normally, I would purposely set out to find two images with theContinue reading “Dear Indie | I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! (Free resource post)”

Confessions of a Hybrid Author | It’s Not a Quantum Leap, But…

It’s fascinating to me that so many authors start with a story, and that story becomes their first finished rough draft and then, their first published book–no matter how long it takes them to accomplish each of those stages. That is not how my writing journey started. The first rough draft I ever finished tookContinue reading “Confessions of a Hybrid Author | It’s Not a Quantum Leap, But…”

Dear Indie | Book Editing Software & Sites

Hi, Indies! Last time, I mentioned that I kind of got scammed by more than just that ridiculous font site – and I did. By Amazon. I know, shocker. Sometimes, I feel like I’m just really late to the party…like, there aren’t even Solo cups or streamers left laying around, I’m THAT far behind. But,Continue reading “Dear Indie | Book Editing Software & Sites”

Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!

Hi Indies! I’m back, and I have links! In my last post, I touched base on some of the issues we DIY’ers face when working with a small budget and little-to-no experience. Formatting an eBook, which has “Floating Text” vs. formatting a paperback with “Fixed Text” is not only different, but sometimes it can beContinue reading “Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!”

Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial

First, Happy Free to Consume as Much Chocolate as You Want Without Feeling Guilty About It Day! ❤ I mean, why else do we celebrate it, really? 😛 Hi Indies! Long time, no post. I’ve been up to no good this past week, which has given me a ton of new resources and info toContinue reading “Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial”

Could You 30 Day Challenge Yourself Every Month?

If we can participate in NaNoWriMo, then why aren’t we challenging ourselves to write a novel in 30 days at the beginning of EVERY month? This is the question I just asked myself, as I’m looking at my goals for 2019 and realizing I don’t have as much time as I’d like to think. MyContinue reading “Could You 30 Day Challenge Yourself Every Month?”

Dear Indies ♥ Synopsis vs Blurb

Happy Saturday Indies! I know this isn’t the article I promised to post next for Dear Indie, but when inspiration strikes… Many aspiring writers will put in hours of research on the book publishing industry and still get surprised with things they weren’t expecting. The whole Synopsis vs Blurb is one of them. What isContinue reading “Dear Indies ♥ Synopsis vs Blurb”

Dear Indie ♥ Quickie

Hi Indies! I know I was supposed to post about Swag this time around, but I need to address something that’s undoubtedly a touchy subject, because I feel it’s extremely important: The dreaded typo. Look, I’m not that Grammar Nazi that attacks every post or article I come across with a typo or two – we’ve allContinue reading “Dear Indie ♥ Quickie”