I started a new company called Southern Dragon Publishing to separate the services I offer just for new and established authors, whether you are published or not. I have been creating websites for myself and my clients since the 1990s. I have been a published author since 2014 and have been helping other authors with the self-publishing and website needs as a freelancer since 2015.
I am a published author as well as an online book seller. I create and published my own books, mostly non-fiction so far, and I sell gently used books in paperback, hardback and PDF eBook format. I assist other North Florida Authors with a Blog Tour and free advertising on my North Florida Writers Blog Tour website.
Getting your manuscript formatted properly for publishing in eBook, Paperback and Hardback format can be a stressful endeavor. Each publishing platform that you use has their own requirements. Then you have want the book to look nice when printed or viewed on the eBook software and on whichever devices that your reader enjoys. Your book cover design has to meet minimum size requirements and you have to get that spine information lined up just so. I have been formatting books in all formats for myself and my clients for 7 years now. I have published on KDP, Smashwords, the old CreateSpace, Google Play and am learning all about Ingram Spark and Draft2Digital and TheBookPatch. I have been designing book covers as well.
Creating materials to assist writers in their digital marketing efforts can be very rewarding. It is so exciting to assist authors in reaching their fans with the current, previous and future stories. One of those is by creating short, fun, and informative videos, posters, and other types of posts that they can use on any and all of their social media pages and their website. I take quotes from their books, create 3D Book Mock-ups and add information to where to purchase those books on memes, ads, explainer and interview videos, and book trailers.
I have been creating website for authors for a number of years. I started in the early 1990s by creating an author fan site for, Dorothy Gilman, she passed away in 2012 but I keep the site maintained and updated in her honor. I created a couple of more fan sites and then moved on to creating websites for other authors. I help them learn as much as they would like to maintain and update their websites after that. Some choose to pay me a small fee to maintain their websites every year ans some even ask for blog post and marketing materials.
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