One of the best things about being an independent author is that you have the ability to network with other independent artists and freelance technical folk for so many different things, all to make your work into a reality. For example, once my book was finished I needed to find a cover artist, that accomplished, I was then able to give my book a face to present to the world. Yay!
My covers are almost all exclusively done by Clarissa Yeo over at Yocla Designs. (www.yocladesigns.com) Her prices are reasonable and her art is fantastic and she makes the process extremely easy.
After publishing exclusively on Kindle for a bit, I decided to move in to traditional paperbacks but I had absolutely no clue on how to format the interior of my book. Rather than pay money to a big corporation, I instead went to Lia Rees over at Free Your Words! (www.freeyourwords.com) Again, she is independent, her prices are reasonable and she does fantastic work with a fine attention to detail. I couldn’t be happier with the product I am getting from Lia, however, as part of the process of putting my book into print, she suggested I publish under my own mark rather than just my name to give the whole book a more polished look, and so Second Circle Press was born:
But wait, I needed a logo! I write books and can’t draw to save my life and so I turned to a very dear friend and graphic artist of mine, Giovanny Anglin and yet another independent artist! This is what he came up with for me: