Hope you’re doing well and that you had an awesome weekend. For the better part of Saturday I was busy designing the interior of the first in the Jupiter Chronicles series titled, The Secret of the Great Red Spot (keep in mind this is for kids grades 1-3).
I was able to design the interior of the book using a template designed by Jera Publishing called Book Design Wizard 2.0. At $42.00 a pop, it is worth every penny. The fact that this program is so cost-effective makes me want to stay with Jera Publishing for all my self-publishing needs because they obviously have the author at the heart of everything they do.
I almost didn’t want to post their info because I like them so much but that wouldn’t be right now, would it!
You can download the software by clicking here.
Jera didn’t stop there. With a boatload of services for self-published authors I took advantage of their editing services. After receiving an amazing quote, I submitted JC for editing and received it back with very constructive comments. Kevin Ramirez (no relation) did an amazing job and offered fantastic feedback. He was easy to work with and I look forward to working with him again for Haven of Dante.
For that project, I’m running a similar fundraising effort which can be found here.
If you’re a self-published author, I hope that you’ll consider using them. They truly care about authors. You can find everything you’ll need here to get your project going.
So all that to say, the editing is done as is the interior. I even added some fun Jupiter facts for kiddos to research.
Finally, some of you may be aware that I ran a campaign to raise funds to cover editing and production costs. That campaign didn’t work out well as I previously posted but in sharp contrast something wonderful happened. The Quint Family took notice of the campaign and with their generous support I was able to cover the editing costs, ISBN, e-book conversion, expanded distribution, and promotional materials so a very special thanks goes out to them for their gift.
Quint Family, thank you for believing.
I’ll have more information as we progress. We’re shooting for a September/October release so we’ll let you know when that happens. JC will be available in print and e-book for Kindle, iPad, Sony, Kobo and others.
We are also working on special binding for libraries.
Now it’s time for the cover. But while you wait, you can watch the trailer here.
Leonardo Ramirez is an author of Science Fiction and Fantasy books for all ages. For more info, please visit http://leonardoverse.com and sign up for the blog.