Have you recently gone to a bookstore and noticed the majority of the books displayed in the front all resemble similar book cover designs? These clone-like copies are actually very purposeful and mark a new age of book cover designs.
Autism is a spectrum with many traits and personality types; it’s not a one size fits all diagnosis. Yet, what is shown of autism in popular media are typically negative stereotypes of autism: bluntness, a lack of empathy, abrasiveness, among other traits. If you want to know more about autism and writing authentic autistic characters, or how to spot them, read on!
Thorn City is Ooligan Press’ forthcoming suspense/thriller title. Now that the developmental edit and title generation have been completed, the book is moving on to the next steps. During the Winter 2023 term, the heavy copyedit was sent to the author for review and the Thorn City team has been working on the persona exercise, marketing plan, and cover design brief.
The digital side of the publishing industry (and of any industry) includes a lot of acronyms, especially when referring to coding. You have probably heard or read about XML, HTML, CSS, and XHTML. But do you know what they mean? Have you ever wondered how they are used?
Whether you want an app that is simple with high community presence, user-friendly with graphs for all of your reading moods, or helps you fulfill your librarian dreams. Keeping track of your never-ending TBR pile is easy with so many options.
Some blurbs that we receive will end up on the front or back cover of our book. However, this will depend on many factors, including but not limited to the length of the blurb, the length of the other front or back cover copy, how much space the book cover design allocates for a blurb, how many blurbs we receive, and the print deadline.
Automated writing evaluation (AWE) software such as Grammarly, Bartleby, and Microsoft Word’s spellchecker can’t replace human editors, but they can be used in conjunction with traditional editing to increase productivity and allow the human editor to focus on more individualized feedback.
While I’ve enjoyed Audible, I can’t help but feel I’ve fallen into the trap of a familiar app. There must be more out there. So, I decided to look into other audiobook sources to expand my library, and potentially, save some money.