Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

Self-Publishing

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

I promised to write some posts about graphic design, so let’s get started with one of the fundamental aspects that has a huge effect on the look and feel of your project: the choice of typefaces, also known as fonts. Technically speaking, the higher grouping is the typeface, which may…

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

The rapid-read version Doing it yourself may seem like the cheapest option, but unless you know what you’re doing, it’s a false economy. A good graphic designer provides excellent value for money. Building a healthy, long-term relationship with an experienced designer is invaluable and an investment in your future success.…

Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

This is not the story of a tax inspector from Brussels, though I’m sure that a thrilling novel could be written along these lines. No, this is the story of an ex-magazine editor who, by a curious twist of fate, has become the EU VAT spokesperson for the Alliance of…

Gladius Publications Is Born

Gladius Publications Is Born

I’ve started a few businesses over the years. Back in 1991, I co-founded a graphic design partnership, H A Design, and then in 1998 started its digital arm, H@://Wired. Then in 2001, after splitting from my business partner at the end of 1999, I re-branded myself as Gladius Creative Communication,…

“The End” Is Just The Beginning

Joanna Penn, ‘The Creative Penn’ has just launched a new series of free videos – you can sign up for free access to the series here. I don’t want to spoil the content for you, but if you’re keen to become an independent ‘authorpreneur’ (a fancy way of saying self-published author,…

Overload Alert: Please Help!

I’m spreading myself too thin, with a host of different blogs, running on separate sites and under different domain names. As well as this, I of course design and edit a monthly magazine (Miniature Wargames), provide graphics work for a number of clients and now have contracts for three new books…

#EUVAT #VATMOSS Interview Set for Radio Five Live

I received an email and call today from Radio 5 Live. They wanted to ask if I was willing to be interviewed for BBC Radio Five Live’s Hit List (Sunday 7.30-10pm) in which they broadcast the top 40 news stories which have been tweeted, shared and viewed across social media.…

Writers & Artists Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Publishing organised the Writers & Artists conference “Self-Publishing in the Digital Age”, which took place at The Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, London on Saturday 29th November. I didn’t count the numbers present, but it felt like well over 100 people in the sixth floor venue had come to…

New Self-Publishing Blockbuster from Joanna Penn

I was listening to the dulcet tones of self-publishing guru Joanna Penn for most of yesterday evening and way into the night – that’s some lullaby! But I don’t regret a minute of it: what a fantastic resource she has created with Business For Authors – How To Be An Author…

What Sort of Writer Do You Really Want to Be? Insights from Joanna Penn

If you are, or want to become, a professional writer, then I can give no better advice than to take yourself to The Creative Penn, home of author/entrepreneur and best-selling fiction and non-fiction writer Joanna Penn. Joanna has gained a reputation as being, if you’ll pardon the military metaphor, a one-woman…

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