We've looked at things you can do as an author but how can others improve your book? The big advantage that others have is that they are not you and so they can provide insights that would have never crossed your mind. Here we'll look at - Readers and how important they can be Writing groups … Continue reading Things to consider before you publish (3) – How others can help
A lovely, quite diffident, Scotsman called Hamish Porteous turned up to our first seminar and stated up front that he was very unsure if this was something for him. He'd seen the advert in one of the local papers and had turned up 'just in case'. He hadn't bought a ticket because he wasn't online. … Continue reading Turning typed sheets into an ebook – our first customer
So what are the main things that we can do as authors to improve our books and ensure that they're ready to be published? I've put some tips below but I'd also recommend that you have a good look around the internet. There is some great advice out there by some great writers. Edit and proofread on the … Continue reading Things to consider before you publish your book (2) – What you can do
This is the first of a series of posts about what authors might need to consider before they self-publish a book. Our support service will be ready to help only when an author has completed a book and feels that it is ready to go. We know that some authors feel that a review of … Continue reading Things to consider before you publish your book (1)
So why do we need ebook covers and why are they so important? It’s simple, it’s the same reason flags, road signs and logos are so important. People are generally far better at absorbing information and context from images than they are from text and also do it far more quickly. Not only that but … Continue reading Why are E-book covers so important?
We've taken the decision to start offering authors our support from April 3rd. As we're just starting up the first ten authors who apply will get a 33% discount so order your package soon. What are we offering? It's taken us quite a while to decide on what we should offer authors in terms of … Continue reading Garden City Ink opens its doors on April 3rd!
I’ve been thinking about this over the last couple of months since I attended the Harrogate History Festival. There are so many festivals and events to choose from and I had no idea if there would be any real benefit in going along. I attended all of the events on Friday 21st and the ‘Revolutions’ event on … Continue reading Literary Festivals – worth attending?
After holding our first seminar on How to Publish Your Book on Amazon and talking to the writers who attended we've had further thoughts about our idea of providing a service to help authors with the ebook publishing process. There are lots of websites out there where you can pay to have your book formatted … Continue reading A new service – Garden City Ink Author Support
We held our first seminar yesterday on How to Publish Your Own Book on Amazon and while the wonderful writers who attended said they learnt of lot I can honestly say that it was probably us who took the most away from the session. It's always great to meet fellow writers. Writing can be a solitary profession and … Continue reading Our first seminar – a real learning experience…for us!
We'll be holding our first ever author event in January 2017. So here's some more information about it. What's it about? It's called 'How to Publish Your Book on Amazon' and is a three hour long seminar aimed at providing an overview of the complete publishing process. We'll cover everything from reviewing your book and making … Continue reading How to Publish Your Book on Amazon – our first event