Self Publishing

Eight reasons why I want to be like Joanna Penn

One of my virtual mentors is Joanna Penn and while it’s a little embarrassing to say, I want to be just like her. Over the years I’ve watched her rise to an authority in the Indie Author ranks, now turning over 6 figures a year in her business, Joanna is a total inspiration. I discovered Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn in my cubicle around 2011. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her website but I downloaded her Author 2.0 Blueprint and began reading it one weekend. This is when I discovered self-publishing and the penny dropped like a ton of bricks. You can self-publish a book? There’s a […]

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Sacred Heart: A Coloring Book Inspired by Sacred Heart Art

  I’m officially launching my Adult Coloring Book today! Sacred Heart: A Coloring Book Inspired by Sacred Heart Art is available to order on Amazon. It has been an amazing creative journey putting all my ideas and designs together. In addition to all the creative arty stuff it has been immensely rewarding seeing a project come to fruition. If you’re interested in creating your own coloring book you might be interested in this post: How to create a coloring book that sells. Final Proof Copies below:               P.S: Authors need reviews! We can’t reach readers without them and the feedback is invaluable. If you could leave a […]

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How to create a coloring book that sells

This post is going to show you how to create a coloring book from scratch, self-publish it on Amazon and everything in between. If you own an adult coloring book and thought ‘I want to do that!’ or you’re just curious about the process, this is the post for you.   What is an adult coloring book?    They are literally coloring books for adults with more detail and a twist. I say with a twist because most of them are catering for the self-help market. There are coloring books for mindfulness, creativity, balance, peace, relaxation and much more. Some are just for lovers of dogs, cats, patterns, fashion and again much much more. For some reason […]

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How to create and self-publish a Print Book

There comes a time in every Indie-author ‘s life when you are going to have to create a print edition of a book or you just want to create a stand alone print book. The following is a quick guide on how to use Createspace to create and self-publish a print book. What is Createspace? Createspace is a print-on-demand platform to make and distribute your books, CD’s and DVD’s. According to the Createspace website: Through our services, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through […]

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