Thanks to all of you who came Monday night for the recap of my summer at The Publishing Institute. I hope you felt encouraged by the myriad of writing/illustrating opportunities coming about with new technology.
For those asking which self-publishing software is best, my answer was probably not what you wanted. Since my books so far have been with a traditional publisher, there are others in our group with more insight into specific programs for e publishing. (Speak up with your experience, please!) I recommend doing your own research into what format and software best fit your level of knowledge, from those who have little or no experience to you working part-time at the Apple Genius Bar. As we discussed, it seems a new company comes along every hour touting its ability to take care of all our needs as authors and illustrators. A number of the traditional publishers are even seeing the profitability and jumping on board with side companies that supply services to self-publishers. I'm putting together more information for my website, but here are a few of the blogs and websites I frequent in order to stay on top of our industry. Remember, I am a garden writer who has some children's books, so my interests vary a bit. Some are specifically for digital book info and others more general. Bet a few of you could share your favorite sites to visit, too.eBooks and Kids