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105-1-3B: (Indie): I Can't Define Art, But I Know It When I See it

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 21, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Indie 
Welcome back my Indie friends. You just finished editing and assembling the basic images for your cover. Feel like ritualistic suicide yet? If not, don’t worry, eBook formatting is yet to come. As my roommate and best friend will tell you, she’s known my twenty years, seen me in fistfights, and never has she seen me as angry as when I first dealt with Smashwords. 

But for now we get to ignore the looming dragon and assemble a cover! Let’s pull back. Did you study the psychology of color?...

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105-1-2B: (Indie): What Hotel Maid Services Really Do

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Indie 

Now that you have the images you want for your cover and a design in mind, it’s time to edit images. Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let’s make sure you have all you need in place. Do you:

Have public-domain pictures, or have pictures to use with consent of the owners?

Have either Jasc Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop and a manual for your program?

Have a quiet place to work where you can say “Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!” without anyone bothering you?

Have about 8 hours to...

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105-1-1B: (Indie): Successful Hitchhikers Know Where They're Going & Show A Little Leg

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, February 6, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Indie 

For those of you who are self-publishing you have a lot of hard work ahead of you. So, to give you brain a break from editing and formatting, today we’ll talk the first step of covers.

Before we can get to that, will you be publishing a paperback? Do you even know your options? The best are Lulu and Create Space. Create Space lets you sell on Amazon where Lulu sells only on its site. Both let you control everything and charge you nothing….except for a proof. Lulu, last time I used it in 20...

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