Self Publishing- A Cover 4.11.19

Still creating the personal journal splashed with photography. Fun project, mostly!

Finally decided on a cover!

Uploaded it and realized it needed to be 300 dpi! (Dots per square inch!)

Found a wonderful “free” drag and drop link on line that converts photos!

FREE!!

DPI converter

#winning!

This is a photo of a screen shot placed in a word doc printed on plain paper! 🀣

You didn’t want it simply simple, did you?

Lol

More to come…

Kind Regards

and sunshine-K

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The Publishing Journey 4.5.2019

BRIAN GAGE LANGDON NH

 

Happy Rainy Morning from Troutman, NC!

 

Yes! I am still working on the personal journal, AFTER THE ROOSTER CROWS, I talked about in my earlier posts. The one with some photography scattered throughout!

The lines are drawn on the pages!

The “This Journal Belongs to:____________________” is awaiting for YOUR name.

 

The automatic table of contents has been created and updated numerous times!

BUT FIRST-

IΒ  give a thumbs up toΒ  the Amazon templates you can download! That definitely has been a time saver!

Currently, I have just sent off the two prose pieces, I plan on including,Β  to my ol’ English teacher from High School!

Editing! Verification! Double checking! Proof reading!

I cannot stress enough the importance of the proofing!

Take it from a true human! YUP!

Just as the title page should be on the right hand side of your published manuscript so should the Table of Contents be on theΒ  right hand side, right after the title page!

The first book I published, Where the Cows Still Play, It was on the left.

Opsee!!

Also, the first time I published it had a number of errors. I had to pull it back and fix some things and re-publish!

WHAT A PAIN!

So, if you are planning on doing your own thing!

To Self publish!

Make sure you have more than one set of eyes checking things over!!

Well I am off to figure out what I am going to use for a cover!

Have a fantastic Friday!

#winning!

Kind RegardsΒ  – K

 

 

 

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Where The Cows Still Play

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Photography Copyright- Brian Gage- Langdon, NH

My Favorite Free Photo Editing App and more 2.7.2019 (A 40 second read)

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Happy Thursday!

A quick shout out to my son.

Happy Birthday!!  

I cannot  believe it’s been 32 years since the first time I held you in my arms. 

D, I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Love,

Mom ❀

 

First of all I cannot take credit for the discovery of these  two gems. That pat on the back, goes to BGage, The  Black wall blog’s photographer!

Most of us love to take pics. I am not fond of pictures that are played with to the point, they no longer look real. Simple lighting and the option to go Black and White or make my blue just a touch bluer is all I need.  The best part? THEY ARE FREE!

SnapSeed – A Photo and Video app. I truly enjoy the photo options with this free app. I noticed the crop restriction is a lot more rigid than my Iphone photo app, so I generally have my photo cropped prior to opening it in Snapseed.  You can modify your clicks a variety of ways. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Adobe Lightroom CC – I only use this application to add the copyright to the bottom of my photos. It has the option to purchase more high end modifications features, I chose not to. I will sometimes hit the auto enhance just to see what it does.  THE BEST part of this app is when you share your picture, it automatically adds a copyright to it. You have control over the size, font style etc.  Look under settings/sharing options.

Normally, I just share it to myself in messenger and then download it. Let me know if you have tried it and what tricks you use.

Before

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After

chief with the copyright logo at the bottom what a love

 

Both of the apps that I mention are all that was used for the photography in our “Where the Cows Still Play”, Coffee Table book we published. Please, check it out on Amazon when you have a chance. It makes an excellent gift!

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

note: I was not paid for mentioning or writing this blog post on these two apps. They are just a couple of fun apps I wanted to share. πŸ™‚

Self publishing, Marketing and Warmth 9.27.18

Good morning!

🍁Self publishing tip

Amazon paperback

This one got me! (Ouch)!

Do research on the dimensions of your book!

I chose one size up from a

6 x 9, then added margins.

My thought process-

My FINAL WOULD be 6 x 9!

Unfortunately, this decision, kicked my book out of some sales areas. Bookstores etc!

OOPS!

If I had chosen 6 x 9, then added my margins it would have been a “standard” size!

PLEASE! Do your research on what is considered “standard”!

IF you don’t pre- research:

Amazon will let you know the impact of your size selection!

Unfortunately, it’s not until a later step, when you have put days, weeks, months into your beloved masterpiece! 🀨

* Always learning! πŸ˜ƒ

🍁Marketing tip:

What do you think of this?

I started an Instagram set of photos with a fun set of posts like the above and started getting followers.

It has added at least one sale per day!

DO NOT forget to let your followers know where it can be purchased!

Not bad for a country bumpkin, eh? πŸ˜‰

🍁 DO NOT GIVE UP!

Sooo, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR COFFEE TABLE is Missing?

As one review states:

PURCHASE YOURS HERE

Isn’t he a cutie?

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Kind Regards

And wishing you

Much success – K

🍁photography by K 9.18

Photofunia app fun and a little ingenuity! πŸ€—

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Breakfast?

Well, since you’re having pancakes. Could it be the sweet taste of Homemade NH or VT Maple Syrup?

Boiled from the sap of Maple Trees! YUMMY!!

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A thoughtful quote?

Click of the sky over my house yesterday!

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I KNOW!!

It’s

OUR BOOK!!

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Where the Cows Still Play- Order Here

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Self publishing!

Takes careful planning and a keen eye for detail!

I’m available for tips and proofreading!

Self- Marketing

IDEA– Advertise your masterpiece with a low low price!

Business cards (dual sided) from VISTA PRINT!

You can hand them out wherever you go!

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My inspirational quote for your day-

Kind Regards

And believing in us – K

Do You Know What’s Missing from Your Pinterest board?

More motivational quotes!

Photography from a season “betwixt”- Fall and Winter in NEW ENGLAND!

EXPLORING in Mt Holly, VT

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A thought from me!

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And

OUR BOOK!

Where the Cows Still Play- BUY IT HERE!

Self marketing!

BE creative!

SHARE excerpts!

DO your research!

Never Give up!

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A quote for today!

“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”

-Henry Rollins

Kind Regards and

Knowing

YOU R Awesome – K

Photos and Thought from the Author from Where the Cows Still Play! Quotes from our favorite motivational app.