Online courses: Don’t be a troll and be rude to your customers

As anyone who has spent time with me knows, I love to learn. I have taken countless courses over the years, some great, some not so much. I have done university degrees, specialist courses in library work, editing, web design and even a short writing course on the Isle of Wight. The latter wasn’t just great though, that was an amazing course. If you want to do a residential course I would check out Felicity Fair Thompson’s! Anyway, I thought I would try out some of those online courses that…

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Crash Course for making print book cover designs for CreateSpace

If you are a budding self-publisher you’ve probably heard of CreateSpace. They do have cover creators in their book making process but it is nice to have something original that you have made yourself. This is a crash course which by it’s very nature can’t give you the ins and outs but does give you helpful tips and the principles for making a great design. First you need to download a template from CreateSpace at: https://www.createspace.com/Help/Book/Artwork.do This means all the margins, dimensions and bleeds are done for you. To-do this…

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