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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!
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.
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".
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.
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".
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 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".
The ABC’s of Making Fiction Funny: Building Blocks for Adding Humor to Your Writing
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,010. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn how to formulate the funny, make your stories more fun, your characters more endearing, and your writing more marketable for potential editors and agents. Learn the techniques for charming your readers and keeping them entertained enough to fall in love with your stories and keep coming back for more!
Self-Publishers Monthly, February - March 2014
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. 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!
The Truth About Book Writing, Being an Author and What Is Required to Succeed with a Book of Your Own
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
We often hear how great it is to be a successful author. But we are often confused by the conflicting information that we read, see and hear. No punches are pulled in this book. You’ll hear the bad along with the good about the ways that you can get your book written. Having written over 50 books as a ghost writer, Robert has coached authors for the past decade to achieve their success goals.
Self-Publishers Monthly, September - October 2013
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: September 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!
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Self-Publishers Monthly, March - April 2014
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,700. 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!
Self-Publishers Monthly, October - November 2013
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Series: Self-Publishers Monthly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: October 12, 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!
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.
How to Really Self-Publish Erotica: The Truth About Kinks, Covers, Advertising and More!
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Series: Dalia Daudelin's Erotica, Book 72 ยท Non-Fiction, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How often have you heard, "Nobody makes money from self-publishing"? It's coming from the mouths of authors, agents, publishers and editors out of ignorance... or malice. If you're looking to jump-start your career in writing, though, self-publishing can be an absolute Godsend if you're just an average person. The problem is, the information you need is scattered all over the internet.
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.
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.
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.
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.