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Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
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Price: Free! Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » ebook readers
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Bestselling authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler discuss ebooks, self-publishing, and the future of the industry, in this 25,000 word dialog.
Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Seven basic steps to walk you through formatting your fiction book for publication through Smashwords using OpenOffice, the free office suite software.
Self Publishing Success
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Learn to publish your book safely and successfully in today's challenging marketplace. Award winning author and mentor, Mary Rosenblum, the Literary Midwife, brings more than two decades of experience writing, publishing, and marketing books to help new writers navigate this brave new world of publishing successfully.
Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method
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Series: Consulting Secrets, Book 4 ยท Software Testing, Book 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"a delight, a wise and warm book on overcoming the perils of trying to write."—Gabriele Rico, author of Writing the Natural Way "smart, funny, memorable, wise, engaging...most important, it is all stuff that works"—Howard S. Becker, author of Writing for Social Scientists "a gift to writers at all levels—Penny Raife Durant, award-winning author
The First Ten Steps
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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The First Ten Steps OK.... Your ebook is published. You did some tweets about it and you posted on Facebook. Now what? The First Ten Steps lays out several PROVEN methods for using free social media sites to get your new ebook in front of eager readers. It was written by International Bestselling Indie Fantasy Author M. R. Mathias, Who first pubbed in July 2010 & has now topped over 50k sales!
They Stole Your Book! Now What?
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Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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What can you do if you discover that someone has stolen your book? What steps can you take to get the stolen book removed? I share what I did when I found three of my books stolen and put up for sale on Amazon. Topics also covered in this ebook are registering your copyright in the United States, book piracy, and using Smashwords.
Think Like a Publisher
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Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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2012 Updated Version. A Step-By-Step Guide to Being an Indie Publisher. Written by Dean Wesley Smith, USA Today Bestselling writer and former publisher of Pulphouse Publishing. Point-by-point, Dean tells you what is needed to start up a publishing house and sell your books both electronically but also to bookstores.
Blurbing It Out
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Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Many independent writers need help, though not with their storytelling. Far too many indie writers are inept promoters. The fault reveals itself glaringly in their blurbs and Long Descriptions. A promotional blurb is the writer's job interview. He has to make it sing sweetly to the potential reader. This little tome notes the most conspicuous problems, and provides an offer of assistance.
How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors features everything you need to know about adding sizzling sexual tension, scorching sex scenes, and emotional impact to your romance writing in twelve info-packed essays from bestselling and multi-published authors - so you can get published and get paid.
Guida all’Ebook Marketing Smashwords
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Price: Free! Words: 13,290. Language: Italian. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
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Questa Guida gratuita vuole aiutare autori ed editori a promuovere e vendere i propri ebook su Smashwords ma anche su tutti gli altri negozi virtuali. La Guida, partendo da come Smashwords aiuta gli autori a promuovere l'ebook, dà 30 utilissimi suggerimenti per costruire autonomamente e gratuitamente un ottimo ebook marketing.
Compulsively Writing Fiction: My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011
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Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This free ebook is a compilation and organization of my self-publishing journey in 2011 as taken from my blog. This book is crafted to help all of you new self-publishers to live your dream and publish your book!
The Truth About Online Self-Publishing
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Price: Free! Words: 21,810. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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This is an account of my own personal online indie self-publishing endeavor, which ended horribly. I want to help people avoid my mistakes. Within this text I will give you advice on how to seek representation by a literary agent and possibly get a legitimate publishing contract with a reputable company.
The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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At last! A New York publishing agent reveals secrets that every aspiring author needs to know to break into the publishing scene. "Hilarious!" Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended… for the experienced writer looking to enjoy a good…laugh…should be required reading for aspiring best-selling authors…" Midwest Book Review
The Ebook Ebook
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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The Ebook Ebook guides aspiring author/publishers through the wilds of ebook publishing and marketing. The author explains writers' options at every stage of the e-publishing odyssey. Booth's research for The Ebook Ebook is as scrupulous as his writing is a pleasure to read. This is a book which will not only save author/publishers untold grief, but will give them a morale boost at the same time.
Self-Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Everything you need to know to make your manuscript into a self-publishing success! This book is based on my own experience self-publishing my bestselling novel, MERCURY FALLS. Learn how to select a print-on-demand company, how to publish your book for Kindle and other e-readers, and how to market your book to your target audience using social networking and other tools.
Guía de Estilo de Smashwords
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Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 26,470. Language: Spanish. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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La Guía de estilo de Smashwords ha permitido que miles de autores publiquen libros electrónicos de gran calidad. Esta guía gratuita enseña, paso a paso, cómo crear, formatear y publicar un libro electrónico, y su lectura es imprescindible para distribuir vía Smashwords a las tiendas en línea más importantes, como la iBookstore de Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo y Diesel.
Write Better
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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This book, growing out of years of writing experience, offers what every aspiring writer needs: quick, practical tips that are immediately applicable to any writing project. One reviewer said: Your tips have changed the way I write. I heard you more clearly than all the teachers, professors, educators, and books on writing that I have had in my life.
How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent. A complete guide for finding a traditional publisher and writing a successful manuscript submission packet.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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"How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent” lists reputable, traditional U.S. publishers that accept manuscripts directly from the author, eliminating the need for a literary agent. You will also find detailed instructions and samples on how to write a professional query letter, synopsis and book marketing plan to “sell” your book to the publisher.
Marketing Strategies for Self-Published Books. Everything you need to know about local, online and nationwide marketing strategies as well as self-employment taxes.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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“Marketing Strategies for Self-Published Books" is a complete guide for self-published authors as well as first time authors for inexpensive marketing. You will learn everything you need to know about local, online and nationwide marketing strategies as well as self-employment taxes. The tax help section will give details how to maximize your deductions and your take-home income.
How to Write and Self Publish eBooks for Free!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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So, you like writing. Now what? This guide has everything you need to know about becoming successful. I will take you through getting inspired for an idea, how to plan, write and edit, how to make an ebook cover (for free, using Paint or similar), how to make a trailer video for Youtube and how to market yourself to get as many readers (and profit) as possible!