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Self-Publishers Monthly, July - August 2014 (Special Edition on How Indie Publishers Can Survive Falling eBook Prices)
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
SPECIAL EDITION includes Mark Coker, Hugh Howey, other experts: Realistic advice on the latest self-publishing techniques from a stellar list of expert columnists, plus hands-on tools for the publication and promotion of e-Books and paperbacks at little or no cost to the writer. A treasure trove of short, low-hype reports with little technobabble. THIS BOOK IS PART of a SERIES; sample them all!
A Silicon Valley Writer Volume 2 (2010-2011) (Blog Postings)
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Series: A Silicon Valley Writer Blog Postings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The second volume of blog postings from A Silicon Valley Writer about writing and being a writer, featuring 22 blog postings from 2010 through 2011: "A Dead Tree Traditionalist Among eReaders," "Letting Short Stories Lie Fallow," "The Fiction Reprint Market Is Dead!" and "Why I’m NOT Joining Amazon’s KDP Select Program".
We Have Always Fought: Essays on Craft, Fiction and Fandom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,010. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Award-winning novelist and advertising copywriter Kameron Hurley's online rants, raves, and brutal eviscerations of media have been shared freely online for a decade. For the first time, the author collects recent essays here in a powerful, passionate compendium on craft, marketing, and celebrity broken into five parts.
A Silicon Valley Writer Volume 4 (2013) (Blog Postings)
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Series: A Silicon Valley Writer Blog Postings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The fourth volume of blog postings from A Silicon Valley Writer about writing and being a writer, featuring 27 blog postings and an appendix from 2013: "The First Line Challenge," "Plan B For The Plan B Magazine," "Some Things Never Change At The Local Post Office," "When Your Debit Card Travels Without You," "Have You Written Your Best Work Years Ago?" and "The Mobile Office v2.0 is Evermore".
A Silicon Valley Writer Volume 3 (2012) (Blog Postings)
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Series: A Silicon Valley Writer Blog Postings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The third volume of blog postings from A Silicon Valley Writer about writing and being a writer, featuring 33 blog postings from 2012: "Are You In The Writing Profession Or The Writing Business?", "Reprint Sells Better Than Original For Short Story eBooks," "The 99-Cent Business Model For Short eBooks" and "How I Slept My Way Through Kevin Pollock’s Book Signing".
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
Self-publishing Made Simple: A How-to Guide for the Non-tech-savvy Among Us
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014 by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Self-publishing Made Simple is a plainspoken, nuts and bolts instruction booklet to help guide learning, non-tech-savvy authors through a maze of confusing information. Compare and contrast publishing and distribution venues, learn how to buy ISBNs, file copyrights, format manuscripts for Kindle, Smashwords, CreateSpace, and more. The author is working in Microsoft Word 2010.
Self Promotion for Writers: It's Greek to Me!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
My first year as a self-published author saw very few sales. After attending a writers' conference in June of 2013 called UtopYA Con, my sales instantly increased to 10-15 ebooks a day. As I systematically applied information I learned from attending conferences, reading marketing advice online, and, mostly, trial and error, I began to sell 30-50 ebooks a day and have doubled my teaching salary.
How to Write Ebooks For A Living
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
Ebooks can provide a passive income large enough to live on. This book covers how to find the time to write, what equipment you will need to write it, where to publish and how to make the leap to the life of a financially independent author.
Self-Publishers Monthly, December 2013 - January 2014
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Realistic advice on the latest self-publishing techniques from a stellar list of expert columnists, plus hands-on, practical tools for the publication and promotion of e-Books and paperbacks at little or no cost to the writer. A treasure trove of short, low-hype reports with little technical jargon, plus live hyperlinks to free and useful resources. THIS BOOK IS PART of a SERIES; sample them all!
Naughty Ink: Write Erotica. Self Publish. Make Money. Be Successful, TODAY.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014 by Smutpire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
It's no secret that the erotica industry has boomed in the last few years due to the runaway success of 50 Shades of Grey. There are more readers than ever, but how can you stand out in the crowd of thousands of other authors? That's exactly what this guide will teach you to accomplish. Some of the topics include: Building a mailing list The proper use of free books Keywords Pricing ...
Indie Author Book Marketing Success: Proven 5-Star Marketing Techniques from Successful Authors and Book Marketing Experts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,040. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Body and Soul Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
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From the combined minds of 14 book marketing experts, this book will enlighten and lead you on the journey of marketing your book. Each author must travel their own road to success, working hard to find what works best for them - but book marketing doesn't have to be intimidating. Let these experts help you find your way to success.
So You Want To Get Published
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,420. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Lasaria Creative Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Writing a book is easy. Selling a book is hard. Now you can learn how the publishing business really works from an industry insider. Adam Lee evaluates hundreds of queries every week as a Publishing Analyst. He decides which manuscripts move on in the publishing process and which manuscripts are rejected. Adam will tell you what you should and should not do as you approach agents and publishers.
Self-Publishers Monthly, January - February 2014
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Realistic advice on the latest self-publishing techniques from a stellar list of expert columnists, plus hands-on, practical tools for the publication and promotion of e-Books and paperbacks at little or no cost to the writer. A treasure trove of short, low-hype reports with little technical jargon, plus live hyperlinks to free and useful resources. THIS BOOK IS PART of a SERIES; sample them all!
Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books
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Series: Let's Get Publishing, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,890. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Take your sales to the next level! The author of the award-winning, bestselling Let's Get Digital is back with an advanced guide for more experienced self-publishers. By using these tips, you will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.
Making Word.doc Files on Linux
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Smashwords requires Microsoft Word.doc files for the books it publishes. This is a problem for Linux users because Word doesn't run natively on Linux. You can make these files with LibreOffice (the replacement for OpenOffice). This revised edition shows you how to use LibreOffice to produce files that will work on Smashwords.
The Author's Guide to Marketing: Make a Plan That Attracts More Readers and Sells More Books
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Marketing is part of every author's job, but it doesn't have to make you miserable. This book gets past the one-size-fits-all formulas and over-hyped fads, and helps you make a plan that works with your unique time, talents, and resources to sell your book both online and off. You'll find dozens of tested ideas for self-publishing, traditionally publishing, and thinking-about publishing writers.
CreateSpace Publishing: The # 1 Killer Formatting Secret
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Series: Steve's e-Book Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Need to format a book for print publishing on Createspace? Don't want to wade through volumes of 300 pages or more on how to do this? Look no further! Here's all you need to know in only 890 words! Short is sweet!
Self-Publishing Your Book: A Guide for First-Time and DIY Authors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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I am the author of 8 books -- 3 paperbacks and 8 ebooks. Overall I have been successful in getting my books published and sold. However, I did make mistakes and learned some valuable lessons along the way. This book is far from a complete resource on how to write, publish and market your books. The purpose of my book is to share with you my insights and experiences in publishing my books.
Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Empire. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Welcome to Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice. In this guide you'll learn the ten steps it takes to get your book into the Smashwords Premium Distribution Program every time. This book is specifically designed for those of you who prefer to use the free word processing program known as OpenOffice.