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Michael will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour. The more you comment the more chances you have to win. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/05/virtual-book-tour-tools-of-prophecy-by.html **************** Guest Post from author Michael A. Rothman How about something about writing?  Maybe borrowing from something I wrote a while ago […]

Just completed this book cover for Lizzy Ford’s new YA teen fiction novel Dark Summer, Book 1 The WitchlingTrilogy A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances.  When they meet, it just might cost them their souls. Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any […]

If you read the instructions on Createspace, or any of the POD sites, then you probably ended up just downloading a template and pulling a few hairs from your head while trying to get the template accepted. Calculating the book and/or spine width dimensions is actually pretty easy once you realize you only need to know a couple of things. […]

When you  convert your ebook with Calibre to epub, there’s a little trick to getting your epub ebook cover sized properly. While it’s not absolutely necessary, it does help to give your ebook a more professional looking appearance. Without knowing what little box to tick most likely your cover ends up looking something like this: Now granted this doesn’t look […]

99¢ Fantasy Ebook Deal: The Warlord’s Secret by Lizzy Ford Rissa, the tormented Warlord of Tiyan, struggles to protect her people and Tiyan’s magical springs against enemies led by the King of Landis and traitors within her own walls. She must also protect the secret of Tiyan’s magic and the source her ultimate doom: the parasitic demon lurking within her, […]

I’ve often recommended Calibre. Not only because it’s free but it has great functionality and a user friendly interface. I’m not associated with them in anyway I just like their product and have had great success using it. This post isn’t about how to convert an ebook so I’m not going to go into all the details of what you […]

I’ve been super busy this last week. Lots of stuff going on so I thought I’d just share some news from around the indie world. Lizzy Ford is having giveaways every two weeks all summer long. To enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card simply leave a review on the first book of her bestselling Rhyn Trilogy Katie’s Hellion. […]

My posts about ebook fonts are some of the most popular.  I get tons of hits everyday from Google from people searching about what fonts to use in their ebook. Even though I do have specific fonts I prefer in ebooks when I’m formatting, in reality it doesn’t matter a whole lot which font you use because people are able […]

The world of self publishing has seen many changes over the last few years. It’s literally launched authors from virtual unknowns into multimillionaire bestselling status. There are many positives in self publishing. You can retain up to  70% of the profits. You have full creative control over cover art, editing, etc. (Although this can also be a con depending on […]