• Self-publishing: How much are you costing us?

    Did you think it was going to be free to publish your book? I did. I had no idea that I was going to take my purse out of my bag so many times! I made a deal with my husband: no more presents for me: -o. I have to save money to keep up with my great passion! And that's okay. So goodbye (farewell sounds bad, come on!) Christmas gifts, Easter Eggs (fortunately I have a child who doesn’t love chocolate so I’ll eat them anyway!), Birthday, name-day for the next 5 years, minimum! And goodbye compulsive online shopping ... Bye, bye good old days ;-)! But I do not want to discourage you, no way... But, if you want a job well done

  • How to make the right cover for your book

    Hello! Self-publishing is not a joke at all and receiving some extra advice cannot hurt. You will find below a list of useful tips especially if you are going crazy with the creation of your dream cover right now. I hope I’ll be useful to you and good luck! 1. Follow your instincts. You wrote the book, you know every syllable it contains, nobody better than you can create the perfect cover. And with this I do not mean to say that you must be the graphic designer! I do not recommend it, unless you do it professionally or you’re a graphic design wizard. If you only have a few pennies to spend, use them

  • How to organise a book presentation

    Good morning! My book presentation went really well and I’m very proud of it. One of the biggest satisfactions was to write the inscriptions on the books of future “Shielded”. My hands were shaking while writing. I was so excited! A girl came up to me and she looked all insecure and excited with my book in her hands waiting for an inscription, unaware that my levels of excitment were much higher than hers! I thought of leaving you the videos of the first and second part of the presentation and a list of what to do to organise one (They are in Italian, sorry). Have a good day, Shielded! • Find a good location big enough to host at least 60 people. I was expecting...

  • The pains of self-publishing...

    Good morning everyone. Even though nobody is reading my articles for now, I thought I had to start from somewhere and so here I am again today. I watched hundreds of Youtube tutorials on how to self-publish, do your own marketing, create a blog, buy the ISBN codes and many more infos which are confusing me and I feel like I know less than before. I finished the ink of at least two pens in order to take notes and I still feel lost. And I who thought writing the book would have been hard! I was so wrong. The best part is yet to come…

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