1106 Design Blog

What Is the Cost to Publish a Book?

What Is the Cost to Publish a Book?

Over the past year, we’ve been transitioning 1106 Design’s brand and look, culminating in a new website with new colors, new logo and a new message: We Provide Traditional Publisher Quality to Independent Authors. Our challenge all along has been to help authors...

Ethical Considerations for Writing Historical Fiction

Ethical Considerations for Writing Historical Fiction

Guest post by 1106 Design author, Gary L. Stuart. Visit Gary's blog The Ethics of Writing. “The one charm of the past is that it is past.” Oscar Wilde Persia Wooley wrote a fine “how-to” book in 1997 entitled, How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction.[1]  I bought it...

Social Media Tips for Indie Publishers

Social Media Tips for Indie Publishers

Social media platforms are a good way for authors to connect with their readers. Building a relationship with readers on social media helps to promote one's current book, and creates the author platform for future books. Given that social media is a key component of...

Bruce Rowe, MD: Author Story

Bruce Rowe, MD: Author Story

Dr. Bruce Rowe’s new book is timely, given the focus on our healthcare heroes during this time of COVID-19. He wrote Everything Under the Sun: A Family Doctor's Reflections on Life, Love, Loss and Renewed Hope in Medicine to inspire and provide hope to people in...

How to Choose the Right Binding for Your Book

How to Choose the Right Binding for Your Book

By Sandy Gould, Direct Sales Manager, Color House Graphics Originally published on the Color House Graphics blog as Book Binding Styles. Whether you are putting together a softcover book or a creating deluxe hardcover edition, the same quality and attention to detail...

Why Now Is a Good Time to Self-Publish a Book

Why Now Is a Good Time to Self-Publish a Book

Self-publishing your book might not be at the top of your agenda these days. But if your book is written and ready to self-publish, here are five reasons why this is a good time to self-publish. People want a diversion Right now, many people are stuck at home due to...