Is your smartphone photo high resolution enough for printing? Probably. Here’s how to find out.

By |August 28th, 2018|Photography, Tutorial|

Taking photographs while on the road is a great way to hold on to visual proof of a great vacation or an interesting find. Photos also help you capture the colors, life, and atmosphere of your latest adventure. Having the right camera for documenting equipment and activities is important. Today’s smartphone cameras have improved enough so that they are a good alternative for taking high-resolution images for including in a book, magazine article, or online blog. The eight to twelve megapixels in most smartphones are more than enough for capturing photographs that are the optimum resolution for print and digital publications.

Copyright, ISBN, and LCCN Basics for Writers

By |August 20th, 2018|Publishing|

So, you’ve finished your material, and you are ready to publish it. First? You need to protect it. Obtaining copyright, an ISBN, and an LCCN number is critical to protecting your rights. What is copyright? A copyright is an exclusive set of rights, or protection, provided to authors of original work to protect the use of the work by others. These rights include the control of how the work is copied, distributed, publicly displayed, or adapted.

Basic Glossary of Book Design and Layout Terms

By |August 13th, 2018|Design, Publishing|

Whether you are designing your own book in Adobe InDesign or hiring someone else to do so, understanding book design and layout terms can be important. InDesign, for example, will ask you what you want to set your trim or margin size when you start a new design. Then, if you want to find your own printer, you’ll need to understand what they mean when they ask for your trim; if you want bleeds; and, if all the images are CMYK, grayscale, or if you want to use spot color.

Tips for Using Punctuation Marks in Your Writing

By |August 10th, 2018|Writing|

Proper punctuation can make or break the impact of the message you are trying to convey. No matter how long you have been writing, novels or articles, it’s always good to review proper punctuation marks. There are fourteen common forms of marks used in English grammar. Here are the basic rules followed by a downloadable list.

Best Cameras for 2018 for Beginners and Professionals

By |August 9th, 2018|Photography|

Photos add important visual interest to your publication, whether it is in print or online. Photos help you capture the colors, life, and atmosphere of your topic. A great photo, especially one taken on vacation or at a favorite walking trail,  is also a way to help trigger your creative juices when writing your latest novel or short story. That said, buying the right camera for capturing images that you wish to use on your blog, book cover, or digital publication is important.

How to Create a Blog in 8 Easy Steps

By |August 1st, 2018|Wordpress|

WordPress is an online, open source content management system. Simply put, it’s a free website-development tool. Different users around the world work continually to make it less glitchy and more user-friendly. You can get free themes (design) and plugins (add-ons that do things) that do not require any coding or extensive computer knowledge on your end. Sound good? Great! You don’t need a computer science degree to start a website. Let’s get you started with the essential tools. You can have your site up and running today.

Best Free Software Alternatives for Content Creators in 2018

By |May 2nd, 2018|Quick Tips, Tutorial|

In the publishing world, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are hugely popular for layout and production while Microsoft Word is the premier choice for writers. However, these software (especially the Adobe Creative Suite) can be prohibitively expensive for content developers on a tight budget.

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