What Is Intellectual Property?

by Winter Murray If you’re any kind of creator, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with your rights when it comes to ownership of your work. When you create something, your creation is what’s known as intellectual property.… Read More

You Are Safe to be Fully Human and Fully Divine

Happy new moon and happy Lunar New Year, too. New moons are a time of new beginnings, inviting you to release past pain and renew your devotion. This new moon is called a “black moon” because it’s the second new…

Designing a Book Cover

by Winter Murray During my internship at IOM, I got to be involved in the cover design process for books from genres ranging from self-help to memoir to children’s books. These genres may sound very different, but to my surprise,…

Your Pain Is Your Medicine

Happy full moon, earth angels. Earth angels love the moon cycles because they know how much more intuitive they will be. Full moons are a time of illumination and celebration. The full moon not only illuminates the pain that needs…

Editing by Genre

by Winter Murray Although editing for content is one of, if not the most, important aspects of the editing process, one thing that many people don’t consider is how genre can impact it overall. Each genre comes with its own…

IOM Family Values

by Winter Murray When I started as an intern at IOM, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As a college student majoring in psychology, I hadn’t exactly had any experience in the publishing industry. In the intervening months, I’ve…