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The First Ten Steps
By M. R. Mathias
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!
Smashwords Style Guide for Idjits
By Rebecca Melvin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Double Edge Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
You're ready to upload your masterpiece onto Smashwords. You have no pictures, no bells and whistles - why does it seem so complicated? For Text only Books - Everything you need to know to have your books formatted correctly and Accepted into Smashwords Premium Catalog Easily and Quickly! Great for beginners overwhelmed with information, invaluable for the pro who needs a quick checklist!
Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
By L. Leona Davis
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.
They Stole Your Book! Now What?
By Ruth Ann Nordin
Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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.
Blurbing It Out
By Francis W. Porretto
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.
Guida all’Ebook Marketing Smashwords
By Mark Coker
Price: Free! Words: 13,290. Language: Italian. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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.
How To Deal With Bad Reviews
By Rich Meyer
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This is a VERY short book on how to handle bad reviews on your books.
Compulsively Writing Fiction: My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011
By Kate Policani
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!
55 Tips for Authors
By Alice Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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This ebooklet is available for free on the author's website: http://www.alice-anderson.com. After ten years of promoting authors, developing an online community for readers, creating dozens of designs to promote clients' work, author Alice Anderson has combined 55 of her best tips for authors into one easy-to-read, zero-fluff ebooklet.
Write Better
By Ray Wiseman
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.
By MP Publishing
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.
By MP Publishing
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!
By Jessica Cambrook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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!
Writing Your Book: Cashing in on publishing faster, easier, and cheaper
By Dan Poynter
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Write Today—Earn Tomorrow New equipment and new techniques make writing a book faster, easier and cheaper. You will discover: • What fiction and nonfiction subjects are in demand. • How large is your potential reading market • Where to find the information for your book • How and where to sell your book online This book provides the shortcut to becoming a published author.
7 Gateways to Self-Published Success
By Heather Seggel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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The boom in self-published books is a wonderful thing, unless you're tasked with reading them for a living. This book breaks down the seven biggest mistakes self-publishing authors make and can help them meet and exceed the dreams that drove them to write in the first place. A bookseller, library tech, self-publisher and longtime book reviewer can help you connect with readers and succeed.
How to Win Writing Contests for Profit
By John Yeoman
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
This free mini-book reveals tested ways to enter your short stories in contests world-wide, win cash prizes regularly and profitably, and improve your writing skills - while being paid! Dr John Yeoman, PhD Creative Writing, is the author of eight published books, a university lecturer in creative writing and has been - for forty years - a successful commercial writer.
Formatting Your Paperback Book: 10 Simple Tips to Publishing a “REAL” Book
By Elmore Hammes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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This short document is for authors wishing to self-publish through Print On Demand sites such as Lulu or Createspace. These 10 basic guidelines will make the interior of your book... NOT stand out! Too often self-published books scream "amateur" due to formatting. Much of this information is available online, however this puts it all in a simple and concise document focusing on common errors.
Writing and Selling a Mystery Novel: A Simple Step-by Step Plan
By Vickie Britton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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This handy guide provides a way to break writing a mystery down into several simple steps. It includes all of the essential elements of mystery writing from plotting, breaking a novel into chapters, and character development. This guide also includes marketing tips and resources. This mini ebook will help a writer get started in planning a mystery that will sell in today's competitive market.
Simply Put: Self-Publishing Basics
By Catherine Jaime
Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
Not everyone has dreams of writing and publishing dozens of books, but it seems that every time I turn around I meet someone who has at least one book they would like to publish, but they don't know where to begin. Most haven't begun because they don't know where to start, or are concerned about the costs. Here I share tips from my exciting self-publishing journey over the last year.
eBook Magic: An Overall Approach to Writing and Selling E-books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Everywhere Else
By Bakari Akil II, Ph.D.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
E-Book Magic uses humor, anecdotes and 'blunt talk' to spill the trade secrets that successful authors have been using to sell e-books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and Apple's ibookstore. It also looks at success in a way never discussed before in a book of this type. This e-book will tell you things that authors will never, ever share with you and hold back for fear of competition.