Terry Trafton Author Q&A

1. When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I began writing poetry as a teenager, then short stories, and when sent overseas by the military, I kept a six-volume journal of my life in Okinawa Japan.  Not entirely serious about writing, I did, however,...
What is the Best Color for a Book Cover?

What is the Best Color for a Book Cover?

Now that your new book is entering the editing phase it is time to focus attention on its cover design. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the vast realm of book cover design possibilities, you are in ample company. You will find that creating a best-seller book cover...
5 Book Cover Design Tips to Sell Self-Published Books

5 Book Cover Design Tips to Sell Self-Published Books

While you supposedly can’t judge a book by its cover, there is no denying the importance of a visually impactful cover design. No matter how much time and attention is devoted to the interior parts of a book, an author is well advised to understand that its cover is a...
Do You Need a Book Preorder Campaign?

Do You Need a Book Preorder Campaign?

Yes, your book is a fabulous literary work that is destined to impact many a life. It is a work of art, born of deep heartfelt passion. It is a resource of important information or data, a font of knowledge. But guess what else your book is? It is a product. The...

Valli Gideons Author Q&A

1. When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I wrote my first short story in second grade about a walking/talking sponge named Bob. (I’m still waiting for my royalties—lol). Seriously though, I started storytelling very young and then went on to study...