David Dockery

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David Dockery is an American author, blogger, illustrator, and graphic artist based in Central Florida. He is the author of a non-fiction book about growing up in his home town in the Midwest and he is working on a fictional book about revenge.
Dave is also available for cover design. He has done graphics for almost 20 years and will redesign your cover or design it for an affordable rate.
David was in the US Navy and Desert Storm. He regularly blogs about Gulf War Illness and veteran's rights. He is married with 3 kids. His other hobbies include fishing, films, painting, and cartooning.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Well, since I am a graphic designer with several years of experience I do all my own cover design. I take a photo that is not copyrighted and I bring it into the free program Gimp. I work with layers until I have the look I want. Then I look for the right font to use. I often look at popular cover designs to get inspiration, but I never steal designs. I just like to look at popular colors and layout and try and do something similar, but nothing recognizably the same.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love just about anything by Hunter S. Thompson. In particular, The Rum Diary. His use of description combined with his wacky sense of humor and rampant self-deprecation is something I can relate to. I also enjoy Charles Dickens. I love the way he names his characters and the happy endings for really poor or deranged characters
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Where to find David Dockery online


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My writing process
This is the first in a series about how I got started writing and ebook and what I found about.

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Looking Back: Growing Up in Middle America in the 20th Century
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 47,440. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015 by David Dockery. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Check out this relly interesting hstory of two suburban young men who grow up in the same town. One tells the story of an older man's memories from the 40's and 50's and his son, David tells his story about a fond memory of public pools, riding bikes until the street lights went off, the roller rink, Atari, and Disco. Songs and history of the era is also included. Buy it now for a reduced price.

Books

Things They Never Told Me When I Got Out of the Military
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Military
A comprehensive guide for veterans to help them transition from military to civilian life. It explains VA health care and benefits, educational resources, suicide prevention, homelessness, jobs, mental health, and discounts.
Looking Back: Growing Up in Middle America in the 20th Century
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 47,440. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015 by David Dockery. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Check out this relly interesting hstory of two suburban young men who grow up in the same town. One tells the story of an older man's memories from the 40's and 50's and his son, David tells his story about a fond memory of public pools, riding bikes until the street lights went off, the roller rink, Atari, and Disco. Songs and history of the era is also included. Buy it now for a reduced price.

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Smashwords book reviews by David Dockery

  • The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide on Aug. 05, 2013
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    I am turned off by this book just by the title. It should be suicide, not homicide. Why would a reader be bored to homicide?
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Aug. 07, 2013

    I was really impressed with the information here and I am sold on publishing with smashwords. I worked very hard on my book and now that it's ready for submission to a publisher I hunted all over and I really feel like smashwords is the only distributor that has their author's best interest in mind. It's very apparent that Mr. Coker cares about his customers and more importantly he respects the author, the writing process and he is an advocate for the future of ebooks. I can't wait to get started with smashwords, but this book taught me that you can't just upload it right away. You have to do your homework, some promotional work and more. I also read the other 2 books on style guidelines and marketing by Mark Coker and those were very helpful too. Frankly when I looked at Amazon submissions I was a little intimidated. I don't feel like that with smashwords. I also enjoyed Mark's blog which has even more great information if that's possible. Thanks for such a great book Mark and I can't wait to work with smashwords to get my new indie book out there.