KNOW YOUR WORTH There are so many people who don't understand what your job is. I've had one client decided all I was doing was putting images in her book and therefore I cost to much... Never had the nerve to ask me, never spoke to me again, never apologised. Think about … Continue reading Know Your Worth – A Conversation about Perceived Value, Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.
FIVERR and those who offer Formatting, also known as Interior Book Design, through this platform can be awesome and then not so much. Authors, especially new ones, need to know how to research and get the best. It's time for those questions again. All Authors need to know what questions to ask to find a … Continue reading FIVERR and the Pros and Cons of Formatting
We have NEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for clients and or anyone submitting work for an anthology at Plaisted Publishing (Author Assist). THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! All work needs to be automatically set up for when you write, this includes – Titles, Chapter Headings, Indents, Page Numbers, etc. You won’t need a Contents Page at this … Continue reading Submission Guidelines for Clients and Anthologies!
As a Independent Publisher which is a Limited Company, I always tell my author friends and clients to make sure they don't pay first and to look at prices...some are horrendous. A deposit is one thing, full payment...Hell no... they tend to be Vanity Publishers. Needless to say if you have a set of standards … Continue reading Industry Standard Group for Indie Publishers
I never name call anyone. I am always polite and rational with anyone with any discussion. If or when a person earns my ire I tend to grumble a lot, though I do step back and think about the situation which has arisen. I will help as much as I can or as the client … Continue reading Journey into Creating a Publishing Company – Part Three
Here I was proud to be a Director of my own limited company. With a gentleman who was going to assist with Marketing in exchange for publishing a book and my daughter as a contractor to do Book Covers. My daughters hobby business is Ceejay Designs. Claudia was studying Graphic Design after being trapped in … Continue reading My Journey into Creating a Publishing Company – Part Two
This issue started for me in the middle of last year when I tried to contact one of my clients. Not only couldn't I send emails to her, I couldn't reply to ones she sent to me. It took about 2 weeks to sort it out. Yes you guessed it, nobody really knew what was … Continue reading BOARDER CONTROL FOR EMAIL…REALLY!
What an amazing journey it has been so far. Three years of learning the ropes - and there is so much more to do to extend our skills and prove we are an awesome small publishing company. We do things differently here at Plaisted Publishing House Ltd., We don't take your copyright off you, nor … Continue reading Celebrating Three Years in Business
Reflections of the past twelve months. What have we done. The highs and lows. The requests and even the chat. I have met some amazing people over the last twelve months. Many who have helped to improve my love of learning, friendship, sisterhood and much more. With business growing I find it is now … Continue reading Business Reflections of 2016