Press-Ready Post Roundup #1

We’ve been chatting about making books and getting them ready for print over on Patreon this month. The first week was totally free to the public and the rest of the month (minus maybe a post or two) will be for patrons. You can access them for just a $1 pledge!

Here are the posts rounded up for you so far:

Day 1 – Why You Should Become a Publisher
Day 2 – Reasons Not to Publish Your Own Books
Day 3 – Branding Your Publishing House
Day 4 – The Legalities of Being Your Own Business
Day 5 – Do you need an editor?
Day 6 – The spreadsheet method of comic writing – Complete with a live demo!
Day 7 – ISBN, UPC, LCCN… What do you really need
Day 8 – Choosing a printer
Day 9 – Print on Demand? Pros and Cons 
Day 10 – Printing Timetables
Day 11 – Book Feel
Day 12 – Paper Choices
Day 13 – Formatting Software
Day 14 – What Goes Into a Book?
Day 15 –  Dissecting the Copyright Page

Hopefully these posts and resource links will bring you closer to printing your own books!

Food Tour – Day 7

So… Kemin’s having some trouble crossing the Aturan border. Despite bribing the border patrol with delicious deep-fried spicy meat rolls, he is stuck in Mierat for the time being. Must be something going on in the nation’s capitol.

Unfortunately, that means our food tour must be delayed until another time.

Stay tuned however, for other goodies!

Food Tour – Day 5

“Brissel, a close cousin to the hybrid plant broccolini, is one of Mierat’s prized crops, and pairs nicely with a white tea poached salmon as seen here, purchased from one of Mierat’s many street vendors. That’s right, you can get fine dining from a street shop!”

Here’s the process video:

Food Tour – Day 4

“The Bergamot orange is a revered delicacy in all of Kanvala, as it is grown only in Mierat… specifically in the Earl of Bergamot’s orchard. Because they’ve kind of cornered the market on Bergamot. And by kind of, I mean they’ve totally monopolized the crops. I’m not into politics, but there must be a reason why Regan Holdana won’t bust the House of Bergamot…

Anyway, aside from it’s use in brewing a mean cup of Earl Grey tea, the fruit gives a nice tangy twist to a hearty Mieratan stew.”

~Editor’s Note: There’s a reason the phrase “Beware the Bergamot” is heard frequently in Mierat.

Food Tour – Day 3

“Ice cream tea is an interesting treat. Much like chocolate-dipped cones, or fried ice cream… You have to act fast! The interior of the waffle cone is coated, typically in a white chocolate, then a mild, grassy green tea on the lines of a Cloud and Mist blend is poured in. This is quickly topped with a plop of ice cream!”