I've started a little side business called FRANK FORMATTING which formats print and ebooks using Vellum. It's a service for new author who can't afford Vellum's price tag and PC based authors who don't want to switch to Mac.
In addition to the actual formatting service, I have videos on the site showing people my tips and tricks for using Vellum to improve book production. Some are absolutely awesome--like Store Links vs Web Links. Some are simply neat and efficient--like Front and Back Matter.
If you're an author who uses Vellum or is considering using Vellum, I highly recommend you check out the videos to see what Vellum can do for you. If you want to hire me, that's an option too.
Since I'm not the savviest tech person, I'm going to spend a few hours trying to figure a few things out. Today I'm working on linking directly to FB posts to enable easier sharing. I'm not talking embedding social share buttons on a page. I want to share specific posts.
I'm really hoping this is as easy as simply uploading the image and then linking to the post on FB. Crossing my fingers now...
What I learned:
This was harder to do on my computer than my iPhone. Is that normal? I'm not sure and I have only my experience to base this on.
WHAT I STRUGGLED ON A COMPUTER TO DO:
Sounds like a long, tedious process. It's actually not, but it does seem like it could be a lot more streamlined. Knowing that my iPhone FB app allows a lot more ability to save images and copy links, I'll probably batch that process and, once done, then go open up my computer to finish.
This is, at this specific moment in time, what I plan to do. If my author buddies have better methods and share them with me, then I will be updating y'all here.
For the third year in a row, I spent the last weekend in April up in Milwaukee, WI avoiding rain and sleet at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon.
If you've never heard of this beauty of an event, you are seriously missing out. This is 60 romance authors of multiple genres coming together in one spot to interact with readers. And, let me tell you, these introverted authors are crazy fun-loving peeps.
Here's the breakdown of those smiling faces above (according to the website which is subject to change even at the last moment):
Unfortunately for you, I opted to thoroughly enjoy the event rather than document it with my phone. The good news is that there are a lot of pictures of the event floating on the internet and social media. I have liberally borrowed to present the pictures in this post...
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