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The Reader as Gatekeeper

How often do you think about selling your manuscript directly to the reader?  For many years, writers have been advised to compose query letters, which are intended to “sell” to the publisher.  We’ve also been told to market our creations to specific companies that publish books similar to ours. When

Composer Mark Henderson on Creating Music for Apps

Today we're visiting with Mark Henderson, a longtime composer who is now providing the score to many children's book apps.


1) Tell us a bit about what you do, and your musical background.

I am a professional composer with over 30 years of experience in Entertainment music projects. I

BONUS eCOURSE: How to Publish Your Book for the Kindle

We acquired the rights to an excellent tutorial on how to create and sell an eBook for the Amazon Kindle.  We’ve added in an extra bonus — a step by step guide for creating an eBook for the Nook, too!

This course is being sold elsewhere, but we also acquired the rights to give it away to our members.  It’s our gift you you for being loyal Fightin’ Bookworms!

Making Your Children’s Book App Come Alive!

by Wayne Boyle


Aside from having a good story and a good iPad children’s book app developer, you’ll need some interactive elements in order to self publish and get your children’s book approved as an app. If not, you’ll be told to publish your book as an iBook. Besides,

How Print On Demand Publishing Works

by Mark Hempshell


It's not always easy to become a self publisher. But it is not as difficult as a lot of people make out….. if you go about it in the right way of course.

The only slightly tricky thing with self publishing of course is getting your

Tips for Preparing a Book for Print-On-Demand Printing

by Celia Webb


The digital press that a printer uses to produce Print-on-Demand books is fundamentally different from an offset printer. Print-on-Demand presses use electrostatic imaging technology and wet or dry toners rather than ink from a printing plate. For this reason some adjustments and accommodations must be made

A Look at 5 Self Publishing Solutions

By Diane Ziomek


Do you like to write? Are you part way through a manuscript, only to find the process of traditional publishing long and tedious?

With the age of the internet and digital technology, self-publishing is not as far-fetched as it used to be. There are several low-cost