Category: Blogs

13 May

How do you design a book for print?

Designing a book for print is a lengthy process that takes many different skills.

What we need to know before we can begin laying out the book:

  • The size of the book
  • Whether it will be printed in grey scale or colour, or perhaps even both
  • If we have the final manuscript
  • If there are any pictures involved
  • Some design concept
  • The printer’s specifications
  • Paper GSM

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13 May
13 May

What type of website do I need?

There are a million-and-one different methods for building a website and more web designers than you can poke a stick at. Trying to work out what type of website you need, how much you should be prepared to spend, and how to balance the priorities like cost, SEO, ease to update, security and design can be challenging.

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13 May

Serif V Sans Serif: Which works for what?

By Greenslade Creations Designer, Sharnai James-McGovern

There is a constant debate about whether or not writers, publishers and designers should be using a serif font or a sans serif font. A lot of the time it appears to come down to what any one person thinks looks good.

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13 May

Is Google Adwords worth it for small businesses?

There are some very big businesses using Google Adwords (pouring hundreds of thousands into it), and, as such, the price per click can be high (as much or more than $12 per click depending on your industry and your keywords) so if you don’t have the right offer and the right landing page, your $12 click goes to waste. Depending on your industry the competition would more than likely be too high, unless you know how to drill right down to your exact niche, and can also prove (using the Google Keyword Tool) that there are enough people searching for those exact words in your location.

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13 May
13 May

Alisa Camplin Goal-setting Chart

If you have ever wondered about the importance of having a vision and a plan to reach that vision, attend an event featuring Alisa Camplin. She spoke beautifully today at the Business Chicks Brisbane networking event, using the true story of her achievements as an aerial skier who won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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13 May

Different Kinds of Editing

 

Most writers need a range of proofreaders, test readers and at least one professional editor prior to submitting their work to a publisher or embarking on a self-publishing venture. Usually editing is as simple as plunging in, reading right through a manuscript and doing a line edit using tracked changes in Microsoft Word. However sometimes a work needs a manuscript assessment for salability, a structural edit for efficiency, ghost-writing (rewriting), proofreading (a light edit) or a comprehensive edit (a combination of the above and often more than one round).

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13 May

Manuscript Assessment – Why do I need one?

A manuscript assessment generally comes after you have finished writing your book to your best standard. Greenslade Creations through its subsidiary Australian eBook Publisher will then undertake a manuscript assessment for you. It is at this point that you are ready to receive feedback.

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13 May

Social Media Strategies

Facebook Page Marketing

Do you need help with your Facebook page? Or have you been thinking about starting one to promote your business and communicate with your followers? Facebook is a social media website where people can interact on a personal level. It is focused on friendship and shared interests.

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