This indie publishing thing is a learn as you go. I’ve read several books, and keep exploring all of the vast tools to use for self-publishing. I am publishing through Amazon and love the quality of the prints. My books have all been published in the USA, but are also available through Amazon worldwide.
One of the things I am learning about it how to produce my own covers. I purchased licensing use rights for the image for Blood Thrasher and updated the cover with more of the feel of the novelette that I wanted.
Here is another example from my chess book.
As you can see there is a huge difference between my first cover and the 2nd one in this update. I love the look and feel of the knight with sword drawn in the 2nd one.
If you are an indie trying to publish, don’t be afraid to try things out. Even if you don’t feel like it looks like you want it to just yet, go ahead and do it.
Tonight Southbound Brewing Company is hosting our first Savannah Books and Brews. The goal is to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Coastal Empire (also known as the Ronald McDonald House, and more lovingly, the House).
The local authors are RM Hamrick, Joshua Vasquez, Winfield Strock III, Chip Lewis and I will be there as well 🙂
Bill Sorochak (right) and a family celebrating the holidays.
Our goal is to host a meet and greet at Southbound Brewing Company on a quarterly basis to generate interest in the community and to raise donations to help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Our first event is Friday, November 16th from 6pm – 9pm!
Each meet up will be free and open to the public. We will have a donation jar to help raise funds. We will host two to three authors, where attendees can mix and mingle and talk about books, enjoy a brew, take a tour of the brewery, and raise funds for a good cause.
Southbound Brewing Company’s famous tap room.
By working with both Southbound Brewing Company and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, Savannah Books and Brews offers an event that other larger cities like Atlanta are hosting, promoting literacy in our community, and helping out families in need who use the house.
I want to give a huge shout out to Southbound Brewing Company for hosting Books and Brews to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Coastal Empire.