Lessons In Cover Illustration

Over the weekend, I had my first official conversation with my friend about illustrating a cover to my upcoming e-book. Suffice to say, I learned how much I don’t know about these sort of things. I had sketched a few awful pictures of what I was considering as a cover. Honestly, it’s embarrassing how bad…

A Long Wait

As Phase One continues, I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of the state of online publishing. There are common practices, typical price points, and varying probabilities of success. Leave it to me to defy numerous bullet points, some of which I’ve previously described. Hey, at least I’m not expecting a best seller. It is fairly…

Formatting Isn’t Simple?

Microsoft Word is a great program for writing essays for school or typing up letters when you’re working in a legislator’s office. Apparently, it is not so great for typing up a novel that’s hundreds of pages. Yeah, it’ll get the job done, but the minute you look into self-publishing it, you’ll say “I’ve made…

Pseudonym? Is that a Pokémon?

Not too long ago, I wrote a post explaining how I was choosing the name I would be writing under. This name, D.N. Meinster, is actually my name, minus a few letters. As phase one has continued, I thought I’d elaborate on why I’ve decided to keep that byline real. I’ve come across several posts…

Cover Me

So what’s been keeping me up at night lately? No, not this blog, though it does occasionally make me cringe when I read it. I hope it’s not doing the same to you. Actually, it probably isn’t, since it seems NO ONE is reading this. Haha *implodes* Anyway. There’s this one thing that’s contributing to…

Self-Publishing on the Cheap

Can you really be successfully at self-publishing if you don’t invest a ton of money into it? Right around World War I, the British Empire was looking to cut back on costs. Imperialism is expensive, you know. So began, what I believe Winston Churchill phrased, the “Empire on the Cheap.” Leave some of the right…

You may have noticed I have a website…

Apparently, there are not a lot of D.N. Meinsters out there. Or at least there are none that registered their own website, for I am now the owner of dnmeinster.com. You may even be reading this on my website right now, since I’ve been cross-posting between there and Tumblr. After reading about where to buy…