SelfPub

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SelfPub with DF 002: Brittany McConnel

EPISODE OVERVIEW:

This episode explores the role of the high quality book cover and its marketing potential. Our guest is artist Brittany McConnel who shares valuable insight about working with artists. This is a great discussion for authors looking for artists, and for artists interested in book cover design.

LINKS TO OUR GUEST’S WORK:

http://anilede.deviantart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AniledeArt

THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES:

  • Types of book covers (their costs and purposes)
  • Interview with Brittany McConnel discussing ways to find artists; how to work as a team with artists; what to bring to the table in preparation for your cover design; etc.
  • The dangers of stock photo covers
  • The harmful effect of self-publisher logos. Self-publisher abuse of your valuable cover space for their own free advertising.

SelfPub with DF 001: Welcome to SelfPub

EPISODE OVERVIEW:

This is the introductory episode devoted to helping authors understands myths and realities about publishing (traditional and nontraditional). Focused more towards the author who is interested in self-publishing, this show intends to help potential authors know what tools and information are helpful and which tools are useless to help keep costs down.

This episode discusses:

  • why authors might choose to self-publish or seek a traditional publisher.
  • The myth of seeking out publishers who have brick and mortar locations.
  • The harmful approach of thinking proven authors and fellow peers will actually teach you bad habits.
  • Some tips on your audience.