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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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Deal With Bad Reviews
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Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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!
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.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the 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.
How to Win Writing Contests for Profit
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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.
Simply Put: Self-Publishing Basics
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Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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.
The Author's Marketing Handbook
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Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
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Written with flair, snarkiness, and a little oddball humor, The Author’s Marketing Handbook has the info that every puzzled writer needs to figure out the whys and hows of using the Internet to sell their book. Claire Ryan talks about the basics of finding and building a readership online, what tech you really need to know about, and guidelines for social media and blogging.
Free Guide to Self-Publishing and Book Promotion: Inside Secrets from an Author Whose Self-Published Books Sold in Thousands
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Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Wondering how to get published? Or how to self publish? Have an amazing book but no one’s reviewing it or hearing the buzz? Now award-winning author Valerie Estelle Frankel shares all her inside tips, from conferences to Facebook, Twitter to eBay, on how to make your book a success. Complete with an appendix of sample query, press release, sell sheet, flyer, and much more.
The Ebook Writer, One Author's Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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A personal look back along the highs and lows along the road that led to seeing the dream of becoming an author a reality.
Markdown for Writers
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Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Markdown for Writers is a guide to using Markdown and MultiMarkdown in the creation of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts and the creation of ebooks.
Steps to a Rocking Self-Publishing Career
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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This short guide is the result of conducting several interviews as part of The Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast. It shares some of the essential tips, strategies and lessons from the first ten episodes of the show. Whether you listen to the podcast or not, this guide should be packed with useful and actionable information you can use to 'rock' you indie career.
I Am A Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Sherri always wanted to be a writer. The problem is, every one she knows tells her it can't be done. Instead she slogs to work every day, ignoring her dream. One day, at her favorite coffee shop, she meets Daniel. He'll soon teach her how to become the author she's always dreamed of being.
Promoting Your Book on Facebook & Twitter Second Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Here is a work by Gunnar Lawrence that will help an author promote their work with less time, less money and with better results.
Forgive Us Our Typos
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Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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An indie author's perspective on the frequency of typos found in Indie-authored books.