Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Spec Ads

 Spec Ads

Spec ads are those ads which are not published or just presented to the client for pitching a job. For a job seeker it means ads that are not published or made for presentation purposes only. Advertising agencies often pitch for a job with SPEC ads and so can you! If you have a little experience with some copywriting, layouts, designing ads but feel they have no scope for showing your creativity then create a Portfolio or Book that showcase it. 
Check out some top television Spec ads

Great ideas to start off your Portfolio.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Is there a novel in you waiting to be published!

They say there is a novel in everyone. It could be fiction or non-fiction. You could choose indiE Publishing through Kindle, Smashwords...But, if not formatted properly it would be a reader's nightmare. So you would do well to get into formatting before you start or even now that you have reached the self publishing stage. 

Writing a novel  can do with tips and here are some i gathered from #National Geographic. Check them out here.
After you're done then decide if you want to run after the trad publisher or go for E publishing through #Kindle, #Smashwords or other sources.

Once you are done, you can wear your tux or gown, sari whatever you fancy and party. But, my protagonist in the kids fiction is a Nysasaurus - Dinoz and he wears a TUX!

Formatting right for e-books is not a choice; but a compulsion for the modern day e reader's viewability has a set pattern

So check some useful tips here!