Hello and welcome to the all-new, all-different Draft2Digital. Except, really, the only things that are new are the décor and this blog. We’re enjoying a brand refresh that we feel brings our public face more in line with the rock solid service our authors and publishers have come to expect from us.
But none of the things that make us Draft2Digital – like beautiful formatting, ease of use, industry-leading customer service, and our commitment to making the lives of self-published authors simpler and more profitable – are changing (nor will they ever). So maybe I should welcome you to the all-new, not-very-different Draft2Digital. I like the honesty of that one, but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, though.
Something that a lot of people haven’t known about Draft2Digital (even among the authors who use our service and are our biggest fans) is just how much expertise we have purring under the hood. We have incredibly smart authors, developers, operations experts, customer service gurus, and marketers working here. And this blog is where we finally get to share some of that combined genius with you.
For now, I’ll be the main conduit through which that genius flows out to you. My name is Joshua Unruh and I’m the Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital. Pleased to meet you!
But I’m also a self-published author. And, to be honest, if I were only a talented marketer or a self-published author, I might not be here. It’s only the combination of the two that makes me the right man for the job–especially the part of this job that involves talking to other self-published authors and small-press publishers about Draft2Digital.
I’ve published three novels, a novella, and several short stories. I used Draft2Digital’s service for all of them. And all but one of those were published before I worked for the company. I feel strongly that the bundle of tools we collectively call Draft2Digital and house in our website is a gift to the professional self-published author who wants to turn a hobby into a profitable business.
Now, I say all that so that you’ll believe me when I tell you that you’re going to want to watch this blog. This space is going to be chock full of ideas, advice, and suggestions tailored to this fast-growing, ever-changing industry. I’m going to talk about metadata, foreign markets, cover designers, book promotion, ebook formatting, and a whole slew of other things that will make you better at the business of self-publishing.
And, honestly, a lot of it is going to be about how Draft2Digital can help you. After all, we did hire all these clever people to make the best set of tools a self-published author could ever want. It’s only natural we’ve already addressed a lot of the issues I’ll talk about in this blog.
But that’s not all you’ll find here. Our first goal is to make these articles informative and useful to you. We don’t plan on pitching our product here unless it really is the best solution we know to a problem. You can hold me to that.
So come back every Tuesday for a new post that will hopefully enlighten and entertain. And if you’ve got specific questions or issues you’d like discussed, feel free to drop them in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to the conversation.