The Guardians of Eastgate - 1st edition.
This is the first edition of my first book, The Guardians of Eastgate: Book One of the Seers Series. I used an assisted self-publishing company, Tellwell.ca. They helped with everything including editing, cover design, interior formatting, setting up my distribution accounts, and so on. They have different packages you can choose from according to your needs. It was a good way to learn the basics of self-publishing and what I would need to do, and the help I would need to find, to self-publish myself next time.
The Guardians of Eastgate - 2nd Edition
Independent publishers are often learning as we go. After doing some reading and research, I decided I should have author and series logos. I also decided it might be a good idea to have a custom cover created so that all the books in the series could be uniform. This time, I did not use an assisted self-publishing company, but I did hire someone for the following services: cover and logo design, map illustration, book interior formatting for print and ebook, editing and proofreading. Oh, and creating promo materials. I also tightened up my writing, added an extra 12,000 words (approximately) and restructured the chapters while I was at it.
The Empath's Lover
The Empath's Lover is a 25,000 word, MM Sci-Fi Romance Novella by Sidonie Savage. It was edited and published by Ternias Publishing.
Every new author should create an author brand. The Sidonie Savage logo was created by Emily's World of Design.
The cover is a pre-made created by Rocking Book Covers.
The book mock-ups were created using the site Book Brush, which also has a cover creator and plenty of options for creating ads and social media images for your books.
There is a world of resources out there for new and experienced independent authors. I will soon add a post with a list of some of those I have worked with, so check the blog page for updates regularly.
Rock Your Class
Rock Your Class: Creatively Impactful Teacher-Rockstar Tips from A to Z was copyedited by Sherry of Ternias Publishing's Editorial Services. Here is what author Steven "Étienne" Langlois had to say about her work:
"Sherry was the right editor for my book. She provided the perfect combination of feedback and questions throughout the process. She was meticulous and always took the time to explain recommended changes. I would highly recommend Sherry for her thorough approach to editing and for her consistency in providing help throughout and even after the publishing process."