The Indispensable Absolutely Necessary VAA

by Kim Pearson on October 15, 2014

If you are an author and don’t have a Virtual Author’s Assistant (VAA), then I’m so sorry for you. I also urge you to get one, because a good VAA will make your author journey much smoother, productive, and successful. And you will learn a lot about the book biz, too. For the last few […]


Apostrophes, Fonts, Misty Trees and Other Decisions

by Kim Pearson on August 26, 2014

My copyeditor, Lauren Hidden ( finished editing the first of the seven haiku books, and is now closing in on finishing the rest. A commenter on Lauren’s Facebook post about this editing job asked this question: “How the hell does one edit haiku’s?” Pretty funny, considering that he answered his own question by putting an […]


I Show Up

August 12, 2014

Whoopie, we’re off and running. My project, The Haiku Books of Days, will soon be out in the world, instead of being hidden inside my morning pages journals. I am incredibly grateful to the awesome team Jan King has put together to help make this happen. If you’ve read my first post about the Haiku […]

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The Haiku Book of Days Project

June 25, 2014

For nearly twenty years, one of my writing disciplines has been to write one haiku poem per day. I write them whether I feel like it or not, mostly in the mornings while looking out my office window. The view outside is always and never the same, reflecting the inward view of my own psyche. […]

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Holding the Proof Copy of my Book for the First Time

January 24, 2013

The proof of the book went first to Janica Smith, my virtual assistant. She has the experience and knows what quality and consistency to look for in the first copy of the book from the printers. It was exciting to hear she was happy with what she had received. She mailed the book to me […]

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Author’s Comments on information for the Back Cover

December 19, 2012

The back cover was one of the last things done for the book Simple Living Simple Food. I had time to think about what needed to go on the back cover. I needed a photo and brief bio of author, description / synopsis of the book and testimonials from people who had access to early […]

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Indexing Your Book – How and Why

December 15, 2012

You’re almost ready to ship your book files for printing. Months of writing, editing, revising, editing (again), rewriting, copyediting, and proofreading are almost complete. Soon you will become a published author. But wait—don’t forget the index! You might think that an index for your nonfiction book is unnecessary and that readers can simply use the […]

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Author’s Perspective on Interior Book Design

December 11, 2012

While writing my book I had no concept of what the interior layout would be, how, or if the photos I liked could be included. As we worked on the interior layout I started  looking for photos that represented key images for the stories I was sharing from my life. Did I want a photo […]

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Creating Readable and Beautiful Book Interiors

December 5, 2012

I love working with authors . . . Most are extremely passionate about their topic and embrace being able to share that message with the world. It is our mission at Davis Creative to create covers, interiors, illustrations, icons and more to help them look good, get noticed and get read. When authors complete their […]

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Book Printing

November 23, 2012

As we move closer to the time that the book will be ready to go to print there are several things to take into account in choosing a printer for the book.  There are a few different approaches to printing when an author self publishes and each come with their own set of pros and […]

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