The Writer’s Block Podcast
Formatting and Design With Pam Marin-Kingsley

Formatting and Design With Pam Marin-Kingsley

July 24, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Mandra Biscornet, Shelly Devlin, and Deborah Monk interview professional book and e-book formatter Pam Marin-Kingsley about What goes into formatting your book:

  • Formatting can take as much as 100 hours to learn how to format your book
  • Formatter’s know the tricks of the trade to get your book ready to go to publishing
    • Ornate fonts are a no go for the text of your book
    • One should not use more than 3 fonts for the whole book
    • Fonts can help keep the reader involved in the story or they can pull the reader out
  • Reach out to Pam at PamMarin-Kingsley.com
  • Formatting is relatively inexpensive ($300 for up to 325 pages including the design plus $50 per e-book format)
  • Are there bloggers that you can hire to review you book?
  • Formatted Deborah Monk’s Book “Well-Behaved Woman Coming Undone”
Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead

Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead

July 10, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Mandra Biscornet is out this week so Rick Peoples sits in on the panel with Shelly Devlin and Deborah Monk to discuss:

  • Rick Peoples Wrote “Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead”

  • Self-Published
    • How long does it take to self-publish once the editing is done?
    • Hire an editor…You cannot self-edit. A fresh set of eyes can make ALL of the difference.
    • What are the total costs to self-publish?
    • How do you figure out what you really paid for your project?
    • Formatting programs can limit your creativity.
    • Should you buy your own ISBN number?
    • Who pays for the ISBN number becomes the publisher of record
  • People judge your book based on its cover. How can you make the process easier?
    • What are the colors that people are drawn to on books?
    • What Fonts are most popular

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

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