Category Archives: Book Publishing Tips & News

The 5 stages of illustrating a children’s book

Cat illustration
by Sarah Purdy, WP publishing consultant, and Sarah Naberhaus, WP graphic designer Illustrations are the very heart and soul of a children’s book. Paired with the author’s words, a book’s artwork invites young readers into the world of the story. The most successful illustrations bring characters, objects, and places to life. Not only do they […]

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… […]

7 publishing trends to watch for in 2018

Whether you’re already a self-published author or you’re just starting to consider self-publishing, it’s always a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry. To help you stay in the know, we’ve pulled together some notes on what you can expect to see in the world of book publishing in 2018. […]

“Write Your Memories” course to begin November 16

Carol Van Klompenburg and Sarah Purdy display memoirs that have been published by the Write Place.
Pella-area residents can learn how to write about their lives in a six-session course, “Write Your Memories,” which begins November 16 in the Meeting Room of the Pella Public Library at 603 Main Street. The class begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. The class will meet three times in November, then take a writing recess and resume again with three sessions in the spring. […]

Send your book on a worldwide adventure

Have you ever dreamed about someone as far away as Australia or Brazil reading your book? It’s not as crazy as it sounds—with the Write Place’s new global distribution, this could be a reality. Though Write Place e-books have always been available to a global audience, now readers in the UK, Australia, Germany, Brazil, and […]