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The Pen to Published Podcast

Feb 21, 2022

SERIES 3 EPISODE 8: INTERVIEW WITH LUCILLE OSSAI

In this final episode of series three, the two Alexas talk to Lucille Ossai, author, communications trainer, advisor, speaker and multi-award-winning blogger. Having both worked on Lucille's book, Influence & Thrive, they were keen to chat with her about her vision for...


Feb 14, 2022

SERIES 3 EPISODE 7: ALL THINGS IMAGES

The topic for this week’s episode is images and what you need to know when getting your book ready for print. Even if your book contains no images, there’s still the cover to think about, so it’s vital to understand the technicalities.


Feb 7, 2022

SERIES 3 EPISODE 6: GETTING YOUR BOOK COVER RIGHT

This episode is all about covers: what you need and what works well for different genres. The cover is the all-important 'shop window' for your book so it really does pay to get it just right. 


Jan 31, 2022

SERIES 3 EPISODE 5: THE INGREDIENTS OF A BOOK

There are key ingredients to books. Alexas 1 and 2 explore the various elements that make up a book, in addition to the main content – for example, forewords and introductions, acknowledgements and references. What does your book need?


Jan 24, 2022

SERIES 3 EPISODE 4: TYPESETTING - PET PEEVES

What are the most common mistakes in typography? The two Alexas give the lowdown and explain how poor typesetting can really affect the ultimate finish of your book.