Author: Jenn FitzGerald

Publisher’s Corner: Formatting – Successful Book Production – week 3
January 15, 2016 Editing/Writing Tools,Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Successful Book Production Formatting Welcome back to my mini-series on publishing. This week, I will begin on successful book production, and more specifically formatting your interior. So far, we have talked about the actual skills of writing and the full, and often unknown, true editing process. If you haven’t seen those posts yet, make sure
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Jenn FitzGerald Books: Successful Publishing-Week 2
December 24, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Writing Skills Welcome back to my series on successful publishing. Last week, we went over the entire editing process, which is quite a lot more than what most indie authors realize. If you haven’t seen that one, you can read about all five of the different steps involved in a true editing process by clicking
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Publishing Successfully – what is Truly involved
December 18, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Steps to Publishing Successfully Publishing successfully is more than just write and hit publish. At least 75% or more of authors I speak with really don’t understand the entire publishing process. It’s no fault of your own though. The media perpetuates the supposed simplicity, and ease of making money. Honestly, I believe even the big A puts
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How to prep for writing contests
December 13, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

The end of the year poses many writing contest deadlines, including our own here at Our Write Side (ends in 2 days!) and mine over at Black Widow Publishing. So what do you need to pay attention to if you want to have the best odds of winning one of them? As a writer, you
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Jenn FitzGerald’s intro to cover design
December 4, 2015 Writing Jenn FitzGerald

When I first got started in the book industry, I had just graduated from SWFL college with a degree in web design and development. A friend of mine asked me if I could possibly make an ebook cover for him. I said of course! I had never designed a book cover before, although if it
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Jenn FitzGerald is Mother Spider?
November 27, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Who is Mother Spider and why all the arachnids? It is interesting to hear adults get squeamish over spiders. What happened to make everyone so afraid of them? I grew up with a great tale of a spider. It was a heart-felt story of a loving and caring spider with beautiful words. You remember the story. She
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Why so many font choices?
October 1, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

It is truly amazing how many fonts there are. http://FontSquirrel.com is one of my favorite places to hunt for what I need, although there are literally thousands of other sites out there. I will caution though, if you are looking for a new font to use, be careful. Many of these free font sites embed
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Alice Oldford
October 1, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

I have the wonderful pleasure of knowing Alice in person. Many of my clients, the only communication we ever have is all via the internet. Alice has a few wonderful books about life and cooking, and I was given the opportunity to design the cover for this one. She won the President’s award for this
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Kris Kramer
October 1, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Kris is another of my regular clients. He recently came back for the cover for Book 2 in a series he is working on. This one was different for me with a Black & White aspect. His first cover, I hired an illustrator for the actual artwork. I’m not actually an illustrator so it was
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September cover
October 1, 2015 Writing Advice Jenn FitzGerald

Don Mosher is a wonderful client of mine. We have worked together on five covers now. This latest cover, we had the pleasure of using an image provided by his friend, the owner of this magnificent house. I had seen an interesting technique for the spine of merging the spine text with the color of
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