Part 1 Formatting Your Book using Affinity Publisher. This is the first part. Part 1 if you like. It’s really about setting up your document and pages so that the actual formatting of the book can proceed without having to backtrack all the time to reset settings… I will continue with Part Two within this Read More ...
People ask me a lot of the same questions, so here are some of the more common answers:
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Q: What is the best piece of software to use for writing?
A: Whatever you are comfortable with. The short answer. … The long answer. I use Scrivener on a Mac. It allows me to keep track of all the parts of a story easily, and it’s backed up to one place with synchronization. Everything is kept in a Project format. I used to use Word, but really, it’s not suitable for multiple pieces of work like a book. Simply put, Scrivener is brilliant.
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Q: What is the best way to obtain your own book covers?
A: There are two possibilities. Get it done for you, or do it yourself. If you do it yourself, take the time to get it right. Use Photoshop, or Gimp, or one of the many Image editing packages out there. But you will need a good one, and one that saves your work as a PDF file. Yes, you heard that right. All of the publishers have templates to use, and instructions. Follow them carefully, and save yourself a bomb. It’s also fun. I strongly suspect that around 80% of “Book Cover Designers” are self-taught.
Q: Who is the best publisher for your work?
A: Again, whoever you are happy with. I use Createspace for my paperbacks, KDP for my eBooks as well as Nook, Kobo and iTunes Producer for iBooks. I use Lulu for Hardcovers. You should note that this is now outdated because CreateSpace and KDP have combined into KDP.
Q: Are Crypto Currencies a Viable Option.
A: In short – Yes. Have a look at my page Cryptocurrency Sales. I now sell using the Crypto Token JSE. I’ll have a separate How-To-Use JSE here soon.
Q. Do I have conventional book sales?
A. Of course… have a look here.