Write another book, conference notes, new release

Why to write another book

“Frankly, the single most effective action I or anyone can take to promote a book is to write another book,” says romance/thriller/mystery author Stephanie Bond. See more at Writing Advice: Authors Share 6 Ways to Market Your Books. (This strategy has worked well for my client Maureen Driscoll.)

Conference notes

I followed the tweets from Digital Book World 2017 (#DBW17) where audiobooks were the focus. Ebook sales have slowed (apparently peaking in 2013) and audio is the new rage. Reported from one session, “The number of audiobooks published in the last two years has grown 44 percent.”

Other snippets from the conference:
“Audiobook sales were $1.77B in 2015. Double-digit growth every year over the past 4 years.”

“PEW Research, 2016: 73% of adult Americans read a book in the last 12 months. Breakdown 14% audio, 28% ebook, 65% print.”

New release

"Roles and Missions" by General Merrill A. McPeak
Retired General Merrill McPeak’s trilogy is now complete with the release of Roles and Missions. I’ve had the pleasure of designing the covers, interior pages, and ebook formats of all three books.

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.