Designing Covers on a Shoestring

What goes on your cover? There may be a lot of different answers to this question, because this can be design preferences. However, there are some basic things that should be on your Front Cover, and they may be rather obvious items: Title and Subtitle; Author’s or Authors’ Name(s) (without “by”), and a graphic. The Back Cover can vary a lot. Some people like a short author bio and small photo. Some people like a summary of the book. Another item that is popular on the book is to identify Read more [...]

ATTN: Aspiring Authors, New Classes Are Starting

Publish with Connie is taking registrations for new classes that will begin in March! An Evening Class will start on the first Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning March 6, place TBA. (I try to locate geographically close to where my students are, sometimes a student will host the class.) 6 slots available A Daytime Class will start on the second Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Deli, 391 E. Central (Rt. 140) in Franklin, MA. 6 slots available These Read more [...]

What is the Sundance of Indie Books?

During one of my writing classes, a student asked me: “What is the equivalent of Sundance in the Indie Book Publishing industry?” Sundance is a huge film festival. Independent films that are accepted into Sundance almost always gain notoriety and often end up at your local theatre. Research showed that these might be good candidates: Independent Book Publishers Association (; Independent Publisher (; America’s Booksellers Association (; Independent Read more [...]