Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ginger Marks ~ FAPA Fall Conference Presenter

Greetings! Welcome to the JLB Creatives Publishing's Blog. If this is your first time here, be sure to scroll down through the posts ~ we're certain you'll find something useful, fun, and/or inspiring. And speaking of inspiring...have you checked out (or better yet, registered for) the upcoming Florida Authors and Publishers (FAPA) Fall Conference? If not, then today's a great day to do so!

 We've been posting the line-up of FAPA presenters right here on the JLBCP Blog. Be sure to look for previous posts, or visit FAPA Fall Conference to check them out, discover what FAPA is all about, join FAPA, and/or register for the conference.

Today we're welcoming Ginger Marks.


In 2005, Ginger completed her first business book, Presentational Skills for the Next Generation. Soon after which, she established her publishing company, DocUmeant Publishing. She is an award winning publisher and internationally recognized designer. Marks is the CEO and Founder of CALOMAR, LLC which is the parent company to three successful businesses, DocUmeant. net, DocUmeant Designs, and DocUmeant Publishing. In 2013 she was named by Covington Who’s Who as Entrepreneur of the Year and her design firm is among the Highest Rated firms at which lists over 20,000 designers, developers & marketing professionals.

Ginger is a member of DesignFirms, AAPS (Association of Authors and Publishers), IBPA (International Book Publishers Association), DBW (Digital Book World), and FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Association). In 2012 she was awarded VIP membership to Covington Who’s Who and her publishing company, DocUmeant Publishing, was awarded the 2012 New York Award in the Publishing Consultants & Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). To learn more about Ginger, visit

Ginger Marks

In this session, Ginger Marks will demonstrate the differences between non-professional and professional book design. She will cover the basics of proper formatting for each of the different types of layout including all three major digital layouts. Each attendee will come away with a resources list for obtaining photo images and recognize the importance of properly attained permissions for their use.

As we explore book layout and cover design we will uncover the nuances of attractive design, how to determine what type of cover design to use to best showcase and market their book, and the effective use of the back cover as a marketing tool.

At the end of this session and when applying what was learned, you will be able to:
  • Correctly format for each layout type.
  • Identify resources for cover photos.
  • Recognize the difference between an effective, attractive book and its counterpart. 

Mark your calendars for:
  • Friday August 8th, either of three Friday workshops: Children’s Book, Fiction Writing, or Non-Fiction Educational Sessions.
  • Saturday, August 9th, FAPA Fall Conference
  • Saturday evening, August 9th, 2014 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet.  
Date:  August 8th and 9th, 2014!
Program Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062  •  
(954) 782-0100
Florida Authors and Publishers Association annual Fall Conference is coming. We offer two exciting days of conferences and professional development sessions designed to provide authors and self-publishers with the tools they need to SUCCEED AND MAKE MONEY!  Register Now!

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