Publishing Announcements

Reflecting on the Cover Design Process… As I Get Ready To Do It Again!

One of my favorite parts of self-publishing is working on the cover design. Since the moment I took over publishing Modern Persuasion, I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing designers and learn something about the process. Now that four books are published, the four novellas are in publication, and more are coming, I wantRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Launch Party Recap

Last year, when Modern Persuasion came out, I considered having a release party. There was one reason I decided against it, the fear that nobody would come. It’s weird anxiety based on my experience promoting library events that nobody comes to, my sense of how small my group of people seemed in comparison to peopleRead more

Sara as a Publisher

Why I Started An Author Newsletter

The real work of being a published author is not the writing, the abuse your ego will take during the editing process, or even the stress of the actual publication (which will be higher for self-publishing authors who do this themselves or pay someone else). For me, it’s been entirely in the marketing of myRead more

Sara as a Publisher

BookFunnel vs. Instafreebie

Last year, while promoting Modern Persuasion, some other authors gave me the advice to build a mailing list of readers.  They sent me to Facebook groups where I could partner with other authors to share my books with their readers (and vice versa), but I soon realized I didn’t have nearly enough people on myRead more

Sara as a Publisher

ACX Experiences

One of the first things I considered after I had finished publishing Modern Persuasion, was producing an audiobook to go with it. I love audiobooks. In fact, the vast majority of the books I read are on audiobook. I can listen while I knit, while I clean, while I drive, or while I get readyRead more

Sara as a Publisher

I Made My Own Book Trailer!

It’s been a few weeks since the Phi Alpha Pi cover reveal and I wanted to share my experience making my own book trailer. Since the cover reveal, I’ve also made one for the first anniversary of Modern Persuasion.  Both trailers are at the end of this post.  Here’s what happened, what I’ve been learning,Read more