CreateSpace, elephants, and publishing

CreateSpace news

My client, Robert Newton, recently shared with me that CreateSpace no longer embeds the price in the bar code when it’s printed on the back cover. CreateSpace told him it’s so authors can change the price of their books. (Publishing is a dynamic industry and I appreciate my clients sharing what they learn so I can share with you.)

New release

Did you know that wildlife conservationists estimate that African elephants may be extinct by 2020? I did not. Robert Newton’s latest release, The Vanishing Dragon, is a well-researched, fast-paced novel featuring a U.S. Customs agent tracking down those responsible for the slaughter and cover up. (I designed the interior pages for print and the Kindle file plus the cover and interior pages of Robert’s first book, Soldiers of the Strange Night.)

Publishing tidbits

The Big 5 Book Publishers and their imprints in one cool chart.

An interesting look at the history of book cover design in “Yes, you really can judge a book by its cover” by Michael John Goodman. “Illustrated book covers and dust jackets are a relatively recent development in book history. Until the 19th century, book covers served the practical purpose of protecting the book, or providing a space for advertisement.”

Help for Independent Presses

Book Design and Production

Have you written a nonfiction or fiction manuscript? After it has been professionally edited, I can design the interior pages and cover, plus guide you through the maze of book publishing and printing. To get started, call me at 503-690-2438 to discuss your project and my helpful guide for authors.