Posts in the ‘Words’ channel

How to draw Cartoons by Brian Platt

How to draw cartoons – a book review

This is a fantastic little book. It’s only 64 pages long but it’s amazing how much information the author imparts in such a small space. Better still, all the instruction consists of the author showing and doing what he’s asking the reader to do.

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Cover image of Butterick's Practical Typography

Butterick’s Practical Typography—book review

When it comes to publishing on the web, whether it’s websites or eBooks, typography comes pretty low down most people’s lists of priorities. As long as the words are legible, that’s good enough. Now, where’s my hi-res cover illustration and my snazzy logo?

Matthew Butterick’s here to tell us why this approach is all wrong, with his book, Butterick’s Practical Typography.

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Kindle Direct Publishing: updating a book

From time to time you may find that you want or need to update an eBook that you’ve already published in the Kindle Store, whether it’s to update information or correct a typo, or something more radical like a brand new edition.

On the face of it, it’s a simple process.

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eBook excerpt: Make money online as a writer

[From the book WWWordsmith: Forging a living from online writing]

Writing as a job

Online businesses need website content to keep their pages engaging and interesting so that they can attract more people, or “traffic”. This is where you as an aspiring online writer come in.

When it comes to written content for websites, demand far outstrips supply.

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