Now, in the second decade of 21st century, book production is what I do—unless I am writing a new book. My focus is on helping authors by producing the print and ebooks versions they need to self-publish.
The publishing itself is free, once you have the artwork ready to upload: Createspace, Lulu, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Scribd, and iBooks. I’ll prepare the book for you to publish, upload it for you, or teach you how to do it by mentoring with the use of my books.
I just received this testimony from an evangelist I have worked with for many years:
Thank you for all the great publishing work you have done for our ministry. You have helped us to produce professional-looking books and products that have been a blessing and benefit to many people. I have recommended your publishing service to a number of people and each one comes back with the same report—they are very happy with your work and have enjoyed working with you. You are doing a great job helping many of us to bring forth the vision that is within our hearts and out onto the printed page where it can be read and received into the hearts of men and women. It reminds me of the skilled workmen who God anointed in the Old Testament to craft the tabernacle and its instruments so that God could have a place to dwell among men. Likewise, God has anointed you as a skilled workman to craft books and materials that can bring forth the presence of God in this New Testament dispensation. You are truly an asset to the Body of Christ.
Tom Shanklin • World Evangelism Fellowship • PO Box 4144 • Mankato, MN 56002 • Website: www.tomshanklin.org
Recent posts on book production
As most of you know, I do not listen to or produce podcasts. The same is not quite true with videos, but I’m just starting there. But I found this link today and thought some of you might be interested. … Continue reading →
I decided to post this. It’s part of my new book, Practical Font Design Streamlined. I found as I was recording the videos for My Udemy course, Practical Font Design, that I had gradually developed a new, much faster, and more … Continue reading →
The image to the left is merely the cover of a book I wrote which includes some of this information. But it is an issue I’ve been pondering recently. The basic questions are: Who are you & what is your book? … Continue reading →
There’s a supposedly new player today: Gatekeeper Press I know very little about them—just heard about them. But, it’s an interesting concept. As you know, I am basically against paying publishers anything without a very good reason. My books teach … Continue reading →
I just read an excellent article in CreativePro called Are you a creative professional or a hobbyist? The article is talking about graphic designers, but it equally speaks to authors and writers. The dividing line is the tools you use Every day … Continue reading →
There has been a disturbing trend lately of incredibly gorgeous fonts that make bad typography. How can that be? To understand that, we need to look at what good typography is. I often tell my students and apprentices: Good typography … Continue reading →
They just upgraded to 12: http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.html maybe an upgrade to FreeHand is coming? Naw!!! Like this:Like Loading… … Continue reading →
As I mentioned a while ago, I made textbook versions of my two best sellers: Practical Font Design and Writing in InDesign. The process was very simple and easy. I just uploaded the PDF I had developed for download. It had a bit of … Continue reading →
The Alliance of Independent Authors published an excellent article on February 5 by Giacomo Giammatteo which conclusively shows that Apple treats authors much better than Amazon. Their services, like coupons, promotions, and pricing, are much better. But the main advantage is that Apple always … Continue reading →
Joel rarely writes for his blog any more, but it is a treat when he does. Today’s article is an excellent example of why his blog is so good: clean, concise, and useful. We can boil down the advice to the … Continue reading →