Meet the Instructors: Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux

Franklin and Eve

by Erin Parker

On April 9, Editors BC will present Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux and their five-hour workshop Tips and Tools for Self-Publishing and Small Presses. Eve and Franklin will guide participants through the entire book-publishing process from the perspective of a small publisher or self-publishing author and offer advice for navigating it successfully.

Eve is founder and senior writer/editor for Talk Science to Me Communications Inc. and managing editor for Thorntree Press. An Editors Canada Certified Professional Editor, she has been involved in editing and print production since 2002.

Franklin is senior designer and prepress specialist for Talk Science to Me Communications Inc. and design director for Thorntree Press. He has provided professional prepress and design services since 1992 for large clients all over the world.

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Some perils of self-publishing: Part 2

by Ben Nuttall-Smith

Here is the second part of Ben’s perilous journey through the labyrinth of self-publishing, from design to promotion and everything in between. Your insight?

Blurbs

I asked some of the published authors I’d befriended over the years to read my manuscript. I’ve had fellow authors blurb (endorse) all my books and I will forever be indebted to every one of them. I have since endorsed other new writers. It’s all in the family and good promotion. My name appears on other book jackets and people might look for my books. Continue reading

Some perils of self-publishing: Part 1

intro by Anastasia Koutalianos; piece by Ben Nuttall-Smith.

I met Ben at a writing fair last month and asked if he would be so kind to share his self-published trials and tribulations with WCE. He kindly agreed. So here is part 1 of 2, a cautionary but adventurous tale on the realities set before the indie author. The title says it all…

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You’ve written a book and you’d like to get it published. You’ve heard so many discouraging stories about finding a publisher that you’re ready to give up before the rejection letters pile up. You’ve heard exciting stories about doing it yourself so you decide to self-publish. Continue reading