Category Archives: Tips for Writers

Is Lightning Source’s Paper Stock NISO Compliant?

Recently I was filling out the form on the Library of Congress’s website for an LCCN and noticed a question regarding “Permanent Paper.” I did some research to see if any of my books are printed on such paper and … Continue reading

Posted in Self-publishing, Tips for Writers, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Madness of Bowker’s My Identifiers

There’s quite a bit that’s annoying me of late and that probably won’t surprise anyone.  Hell, my wife refers to me as Eeyore.  But as the publisher of a small press (www.endpaperspress.com), I have to say that the folks at … Continue reading

Posted in Bowker, MyIdentifiers.com, Self-publishing, The Business of Publishing, Tips for Writers | 6 Comments

The Magical Optional Hyphen in Microsoft Word

My wife was once working on a document and trying to get Microsoft Word to do something.  She asked me for help and I said, “Give me a minute to think.  There’s nothing we can think of to make Word … Continue reading

Posted in Self-publishing, Tips for Writers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Because It’s Not Just About Typing

Since word processors became popular, authors have had a tendency to use them mostly as glorified typewriters.  But they aren’t.  They have far greater capabilities. As a literary agent and author coach, I frequently spend hours reformatting and cleaning up … Continue reading

Posted in Tips for Writers | Leave a comment

Do Some Spring Cleaning

When we started publishing books via our Endpapers Press imprints, we had to hit the ground running in a lot of different directions.  From ISBNs to LCCNs, it’s all been quite the adventure. One of the things it has really … Continue reading

Posted in Self-publishing, The Business of Publishing, Tips for Writers | Leave a comment

If You Think Making eBooks is Easy . . .

. . . then let me describe my morning to you. I am working on the eBook for a previously published novel.  Actually, the novel has been published twice, since it went out of print and then, as the agent, … Continue reading

Posted in Tips for Writers | 2 Comments
 

Get Connected

Author Coach

Author Coach is far more than a place to find a book doctor or freelance editor. Your author coach is there to not simply edit, but to motivate, to brainstorm, to mentor, and to help keep you on track with your goals. Your coach may recommend reading for you to do.
 

Contact

PMB 212
4653 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste 308
San Diego, CA 92130-6650
(858) 384-0265
 

Twitter