Rodney Charles, First World Publishing

1stWorld Publishing is dedicated to the goal of making book publishing accessible and affordable to every one who has dreamed of seeing their words in print. The company’s founders have lived the dream and understand the sense of accomplishment in achieving this goal. Now, they are committed to helping as many others realize this dream as possible.  Listen as Monica Hadley Read More

Fairfield Artisits on The Book As Art Form

This very special Writers’ Voices features discussions with Fairfield, IA artists Betsy Dockhorn, Toni D’Orr, and John Stimson. They will discussing the topic of the Book as Art Form. Betsy Dockhorn will talk about her ongoing writing-based performance art project involving letters. Toni D’Orr, who creates meticulous tiny handmade books, will discuss her art. Both Betsy and Toni are involved with Read More

Comparing Subsidy Publishers

I’m embarking on the task of comparing publishers and publishing methods, to decide which way we should go to publish a novel written by Monica Hadley, founder of Writers’ Voices. Now, my nature is to want to get a comprehensive list of all the publishers IN THE WORLD, or at least the country, and compare and contrast them all.  Unfortunately, Read More

Different Kinds Of Pay-to-Publish Publishers

Pay-to-Publish companies can have an array of contracts and services. They all require money from the writer to print the book, but they often do some marketing, retain rights to the book, and take a percentage of proceeds. They may give the writer a few complimentary copies and sell books to the writer at a discount. In some cases, you Read More

Vanity Publishing Isnt So Vain

When a royalty publisher considers taking a risk on an author, an already established fan base and track record of book sales is a big plus. I remember when, in music circles, self-produced CDs were known as “coasters”, anticipating the eventual fate of those stacks of CDs most of us had of our own work. But now, the tables have Read More

Publish Fast

Have you got a little money to spend on self-publishing, but not a lot of time before you need the finished product?  Companies like offer subsidy publishing with orders shipped in as few as 7-10 days. It’s also very affordable at under $100 for your first 25 copies. What I like most about is that they offer two Read More

Publish For Free

When it comes to your publishing project, is “shoestring budget” an understatement?  Well, there are actually a number of ways to publish for free. I don’t mean blogging or creating an e-book, either. You can end up with a nicely bound book offered for sale on the web, with no money for setup, on websites like You set the Read More

George Foster- Book Cover Designer

Book publishers call George Foster “the best book cover designer in the country,” “a master at designing book covers that sell,” “a creative person’s dream to work with,” and even “a lucky charm.” George has designed more than a thousand book covers including for early books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  He was worked with publishers large Read More