No Evil is Wide by Randall Watson Cover

Book Cover Design

Don’t judge a book by its cover, they say …but we all do it anyway. Because of this, designing a book cover can be one of the most crucial and time consuming aspects of publishing a book (apart from actually writing the book, of course). …

Madville Publishing LLC Fall 2018/Spring 2019 catalog

2018-2019 Catalog Progress

Madville Publishing LLC is proud to begin promoting our catalog. Our titles are set for fall 2018, and we’ve begun building the list for spring 2019. Fall 2018 includes the following: An Englishman in Texas A Memoir by Ron Kenney Sisypha Larvata Prodeat (Sisypha Wearing …

Quill and inkpot sitting on a document

You’ve Signed a Contract. Now What?

Traditional Publishing versus Self-publishing The publishing world has changed dramatically over the past few decades. With the ease of self-publishing now, why would you even consider traditional publishing? The traditional publisher shoulders the expense of production, With a team of professionals at their disposal, a …

The view of Cuenca, Ecuador from my mother's balcony

Perfection Paralysis in Ecuador

I’m in Ecuador at the 2018 Cuenca International Writers Conference. I’m here as a speaker, but one of the perks of being a speaker is that you get to attend other speaker’s talks. Kate Kunkel offered a talk entitled “Turning Gobbledygook into Great Articles.” As …

Sisypha Larvata Prodeat by Jan Cole, art by Adelina Moya in English, French, and Chinese

Poetry, Art, and Language!

Multilingual Poetry and Art We are excited to report that our multilingual poetry book by Jan Cole, Sisypha Larvata Prodeat, is nearing completion. We are equally happy to report that we have received grant funding from the Huntsville Arts Council to help us with promotion …