Category Archives: News + Tips

Pella author explores untold stories of the Bible in captivating new novel

The Ninth Hour book cover
Peter, Mary Magdalene, Lazarus, Pontius Pilate—the life of Jesus Christ was peopled by fascinating men and women whose stories have long inspired writers and artists. But what about those quiet figures, the men and women who were part of the Gospels, but whose names and stories aren’t fully known? Have you ever wondered about the […]

7 guidelines for amazing book cover design

Collage of Write Place book covers
The cliché “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is great advice for life … not so much for authors approaching book cover design—one of the most exciting and daunting stages of publication. As readers, when we’re scanning shelves… […]

15 best practices for creating landing pages that work

Screenshot of Pella Engraving & Sign Company landing page
As we ring in 2021, businesses are considering where to invest their marketing budgets. Like everything else in 2020, PPC was disrupted. As the world adjusts to the lingering pandemic, people continue to spend more time and money online, making PPC a clear front-runner to claim those marketing dollars. […]

Love stories and cinnamon rolls: Pella author publishes heartwarming new novel

Brought Us Together book cover
Just in time for the holiday season, Pella author Jean De Vries has published her second novel, Brought Us Together. The story marks the return of the Millers, an Amish family first introduced in De Vries’ Bestow On Us Your Grace, winner of the Write Place’s 2016 Book Contest. […]

Putting the motion in promotion: Four best practices for creating great Facebook videos

Whether you’re promoting a product or a book, it was already tough to compete in a fast-paced online world, where customers have a ton of information at their fingertips. […]