Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Creating and Publishing Checklist for Self-Publishers

We had a great posting from one of the members of my How to Publish Your Book Facebook group on the steps you need to take to create your book. I really loved it. So in todays How to Publish Your Book Show I created a video where I break it down and comment and add my thoughts to each of the steps. I love the groups interaction and this was an excellent post.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Learn How to Make Thumbnail Book Graphics for Your Website to Promote Your Book

Bruce Jones teaches you how, using readily available tools, you can make graphics for promoting your book. Building your media kits is essential for promoting your book and a thumbnail graphic of the cover is the start.

In this training video I show you several different ways to create those small thumbnail graphics that you will need to promote your book online. We use Photoshop,, PicMonkey and Canva along with Grab on the Mac and Snagit on the PC. I also show how you can add this graphic to your Google Blogger Blog or your WordPress Blog and connect it to your book's Amazon sales page.

Tools for grabbing your image from the screen
Grab, Mac screen grab utility located in the Application...Utility Folder
Snagit, PC tool available on line, there are many

Tools for sizing your image
Adobe PhotoShop or any photo editing application
Online Tools, again there are many to choose from, here are a few

Specs for the image
I have found 225 pixels wide or about 3 inches wide works very well
Resolution should be 72 dots per inch, dpi

J. Bruce Jones I am the author and publisher of over 40 books and I love teaching other people how to make and publish their own books. There is nothing like seeing an author hold their own new book in their hands.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

How to Develop Your Own Products and Launch them in 15 Minutes, Interview with John North

I recently had a fun interview with John North of on how quickly you can make and sell products on line. You can actually do this in about 15 minutes using services like and a basic Google Blogger account. John just hosted the interview on his website.

Click here to listen to the interview