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Five Common Mistakes Persons make while (Self) Publishing a Book

Over the last year, I have worked with a variety of persons who are going through the self-publishing process. So here is my take on mistakes that persons frequently make on their journey to become a self-publishing author (especially if based in the Caribbean).

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Definitely, You Can Judge a Book by its Cover

Many persons interested in self-publishing spend a lot of time working on their manuscript. While that is all good, I must admit that significant time must also be spent on doing the book cover. There is an old adage that says, “Never judge a book by its cover.” However, in an authors’ world, you may…

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The Self-Publishing Road Map

The self-publishing journey is an interesting and fulfilling one. We, at Books by LR have made it our mission to help other Caribbean authors take their books from the first draft to published at an affordable price.

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Five Common Mistakes Persons make while (Self) Publishing a Book

Over the last year, I have worked with a variety of persons who are going through the self-publishing process. So here is my take on mistakes that persons frequently make on their journey to becoming a self-publishing author (especially if based in the Caribbean). If you need assistance with marketing, editing or self-publishing your book click…

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How to Have the Best Book Cover Design

Your book cover design is the first thing a potential reader sees when they spot your book in a bookstore or even online. Over the past month on the Books by LR Instagram  and Facebook I shared my five best tips on how to have a good book cover which I learnt while in the process of…

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15 Book Recommendations To Read During Lockdown

This month on the Books by LR Instagram  and Facebook we explored book genres that may spark your interest in writing or reading. Here some book recommendations from these genres written by both local and international authors that I think you’ll enjoy during this lockdown period: Memoirs Becoming by Michelle Obama In a life filled with meaning and…

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5 Things You Should Know Before Publishing Your Book

Before you publish your book there are a few things to consider and some publishing jargon that you should be aware of. This month on the Books by LR Instagram  and Facebook I shared some little nuggets about publishing your book that I learnt while in the process of self-publishing my first book “Collection of Poems by…

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How to Market Your Own Book

If you have been following us on Instagram or Facebook you would have seen us share  all the secrets on how to successfully market your book and all the ways that we can help you have the most successful book launch possible in smaller digestible portions throughout the month of March. I also did an…

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Meet the Illustrator- Tomley Roberts

The Virtual Preview Session 4 For this session, Latoyaa Roberts entertained two guests, Ms. Juliet and Illustrator of “Collection of Poems by Latoyaa Roberts”, Tomley Roberts. Ms. Juliet, a broadcast media professional, was the reader for this session. Her choices were: The Voice of a Child, Road Trip to Victory and The Blackman – Tribute…

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Chill Vibes with Latoyaa Roberts and Xavier Edwardz

The Virtual Book Preview Session 3 For this third session, Latoyaa Roberts sat down with musician, Xavier Edwardz to read and discuss his three (3) favourite poems from “Collection of Poems by Latoyaa Roberts”. Xavier dropped little nuggets of wisdom and brought a cool ambiance throughout the session. His favourite poems were some very hard-hitters;…

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Latoyaa Roberts and Cindy Andrews Talk Women and GBV Issues

The Virtual Book Preview Session 2 In honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Latoyaa Roberts and Cindy Andrews hosted the second installment to the “Collection of Poems by Latoyaa Roberts”- Virtual Book Preview adorned in orange apparel where they discussed women and gender-based violence through 3 pieces from the book…

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The Virtual Book Tour Session 1 was a Success!

with Latoyaa Roberts and Kleon Mc Pherson The first virtual preview of the book, Collection of Poems by Latoyaa Roberts” with Kleon McPherson Spoken Word Artist was completed successfully. Viewers were offered the opportunity to listen live and interact with author Latoyaa Roberts and Spoken Word Artist Kleon Mc Pherson as Kleon gave his insight…

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