Book production and design panel
Saturday 4:00 Room 1
Presenters: Megan Harris, Sally Stetson, Deidre Randall, and Jeniffer Thompson
Creative control of your work is vital.
I’m passionate about reading, libraries, and books. I’m a huge advocate for the independent creative, such as indie authors or self published authors, because I believe having creative control of your work is one of the most vital things you can have.
From the time I learned to read, I wanted to write, and I caught the editing bug in high school, working as a writer and then eventually the editor in chief of my high school newspaper! I’ve been editing independently for about a decade and offer other services such as book blurb writing, editing critiques, and more.
My favorite authors include Xio Axelrod, Sandra Cisneros, Stephen King, Zora Neale Hurston, Gillian Flynn, and William Faulkner, among others.
Facebook: Sally Stetson Design
Deidre Randall has spent 24 years publishing and marketing books. She is the CEO of Peter E. Randall Publisher in Portsmouth, NH, and also a songwriter and a poet. She coordinates all book projects, distribution and marketing efforts for each title. Deidre feels that, “In this era of short attention spans, it’s more important than ever to have a strong design for the cover and the interior of your book. You only have about 10 seconds for your cover to catch someone’s eye. Good design is the key to a professional book, perhaps even more than good editing, as it provides the gateway for readers to enter your world. Making it inviting and readable is crucial!”
Jeniffer Thompson is a personal branding expert, digital marketing strategist, and publishing consultant. She is an author and speaker who delivers strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. She co-founded Monkey C Media in 2004, an award-winning book cover and website design house. She is also a co-host of The Premise podcast, co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival, and serves on the board of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. Visit MonkeyCMedia.com for author services, and subscribe to Jeniffer’s author marketing tips at JenifferThompson.com.