Believe it or not, there is a science behind choosing the best fonts for books. Think about all the places you see type today. Whether it’s a phone, a computer screen, a book, an ad, a magazine or a menu, almost every minute of the day is spent reading something.
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Self-publishing is booming, and with this transition comes a plethora of organisations worldwide offering author services to writers. But what if your budget doesn't extend to a professional editor, typesetter, cover designer, and so forth? Does this mean your book will not meet industry standards, be of poor quality, or sadly never be published? Absolutely not. Read or download PDF (5 pages, A4)
Conventional English grammar rules tell us that you should always start a new paragraph when someone speaks in your writing.
Sometimes, though, in the middle of a narrative paragraph, your main character needs to speak.
I couldn’t find any hard and fast rules that govern how to use dialogue in the middle of a narrative paragraph. It all depends on what style manual your publisher or editorial staff follow. (by Hayley Milliman). Read or download PDF (3 pages A4)
Why do we make such a fuss about dialogue? Dialogue requires a different mindset from prose writing. Many of us have difficulty switching between the two—even experienced authors. We write descriptive scenes, back story, or the other narrative elements in one consistent voice—our own, the first-person narrator, or another style we’ve adopted for that book. That’s easy and we can get into the flow. But to write dialogue, we have to break into other voices and mindsets—which can be an awkward gear change.
Many writers leave their story potential untapped because they get stuck in a non-dialogue mode of writing. Read or download PDF (3 pages A4)
It’s common to think how easy it must be to write children’s books, dreaming of a shiny pile of colourful book covers, hoping that your children’s book is the one that parents roll their eyes at because their children ask for it again and again and again! Well, the bad news is that it is NOT that easy. Here are six tips to help you navigate the world of writing children’s books. Read or download PDF (1 page A4)
Related: How to Write a Children's Book
Before sending your manuscript out, you’ll want to edit it to correct your mistakes. While editing your own manuscript might seem daunting or hard to manage, it’s perfectly possible to edit all by yourself. In this article, we’ll share our five best tips for editing your manuscript… without an editor. Read or download PDF (2 pages A4)
Primary for authors, illustrators and self-publishers
This article is about considerations when making a children’s book with text and images. It is not about how to write and make illustrations, but the practical work of creating a beautiful book out of your hard work. Read on Facebook • Read or download PDF (A4) • Ebooks (ca. 16 pages): epub | mobi | pdf
Dansk: Overvejelser før du laver en illustreret børnebog til tryk
Primær til forfattere, illustratorer og selv-udgivere
Denne artikel handler om overvejelser, når du laver en børnebog med tekst og billeder. Den handler ikke om, hvordan man skriver og laver illustrationer, men det praktiske arbejde med at skabe en smuk bog ud af dit hårde arbejde. Læs eller hent PDF (9 sider, A4)
An author can publish their own books and that is so great! There is a learning curve though and not two print/publishers (the one who prints and publishes you book) require the same and have the same features.
During my time as a self-publisher and publisher I have learned a lot. There has been a lot of things I do differently now than in the beginning. Even to know the steps in the process is a great release and one can be much more relaxed. Read or download PDF (1 page A4)+How you can use EIP (1 page PDF, A4)
Dansk: Hvorfor udgive gennem EIP
Eller skal du skal selv udgive din bog
En forfatter kan udgive sine egne bøger og det er fantastisk! Der er en læringskurve og ikke to trykkerier/udgivere (den, der trykker og udgiver du bog) kræver det samme og har de samme funktioner.
Gennem min tid som selv-udgiver og udgiver jeg har lært meget. Der har været mange ting, jeg gør anderledes nu end i begyndelsen. Det at kende trinene i processen er en stor lettelse og man kan være meget mere afslappet. Læs eller download PDF (1 side A4)+Hvordan du kan bruge EIP (1 side PDF, A4)