Category Archives: News + Tips

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. […]

Flexing our Photoshop muscles from a distance

WP 2019 staff photo version 2
When Lexie Thomas purchased the Write Place almost one year ago, we knew we needed to update our staff photo. It had been three years since our last group photo (yikes!)—so it was high time for a new one. We had a challenge many businesses are facing right now: distance and different office locations. […]