Author Archives: Ann O'Brien

Book Publishing Statistics

Writers often aim to become published but don’t know where to start. Authors can either go the route of the traditional publishing industry or they can choose to self-publish their books. Choosing which direction to pursue when publishing a book, … Continue reading »

Perfect Bound Motivational Book: Spotlight on Try Kindness by Joshua Goodling

This short perfect bound motivational book was written by Joshua Goodling, a terminal cancer survivor, speaker, and author. His messages, books, and writings have inspired and encouraged people all over the world. Joshua wrote this short publication to be a … Continue reading »

Nonfiction Book Self Publishing

Aspiring writers craft all sorts of books from every genre and subgenre imaginable. Many times we think that the most popular books are always in fiction categories like mysteries, historical fiction, science fiction, or even romance novels. But plenty of … Continue reading »

The Benefits of Laminated Book Covers

Self-published authors have a lot of decisions to make when preparing their manuscripts for printing. Choosing the format for the text or graphic elements in the book, selecting the best binding option for the book, and solidifying the cover design … Continue reading »

Perfect Bound Poetry Book: Spotlight on Don’t Judge Me By My Cover

In describing her perfect bound poetry book, the author states, “Everyone goes through hard times, right? Writing these poems is what helped me get through mine. While this book may look happy and cheerful, the inside is filled with writings … Continue reading »

Writing the Book Back Matter

You’ve finally finished your book. You reached the end of the story or at least the first installment of it. If it’s a nonfiction book, you’ve presented your argument and your supporting research. Now, you can relax and send it … Continue reading »

How to Write the Book Front Matter

If you’ve ever made a public presentation, you know how important it is to have all your materials in order. When you present your book to the world, your readers expect it to follow a clear, well-organized format. The book … Continue reading »

Perfect Bound Business Manual: Spotlight on Lewis Maven and Associates

A business comes with great responsibilities and a plethora of things a new business owner needs to know and understand. Lewis Maven and Associates guides you through a business readiness process and gives you the next steps to making your … Continue reading »

Tips for Writing Graphic Novels

Writing graphic novels is different than writing regular novels. Writing one can be easier than authoring a novel because you don’t need to spend time describing settings, character descriptions, or extended dialogue. On the other hand, it requires illustrations that … Continue reading »

How to Design a Book Cover? Book Cover Design Basics

What makes a reader grab a book off of the shelf? Is it the book with the brightest cover? Or the most eye-catching photograph? Or is it bold graphics or the way the title jumps off the page? In truth, … Continue reading »

Perfect Bound Animal Book: Spotlight on Funny Animals

This whimsical perfect bound animal book, Funny Animals, is just plain fun to look through! The book contains pictures of many of the artist’s mixed media collages of animal pictures combined with human props. Designed for children, adults are rumored … Continue reading »

What Is the Difference Between Genre Fiction and Literary Fiction?

Book publishers, critics, and readers group most books into one of two categories: genre fiction and literary fiction. Genre fiction includes mystery, romance, police procedural, suspense, horror, and other well-known categories. Literary fiction is fiction that doesn’t fit a particular … Continue reading »