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The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
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Series: Smashwords Guides, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 41,550. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Learn the 30 best practices of the bestselling self-published ebook authors. This updated January 2014 edition of the The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of self-published ebook authors publish more professionally. This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Genre and Rating Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 263,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
SH = Scary Horror SF = Science Fiction SI = Shootist SO = Sorcery Fantasy SU = Supernatural Fantasy SL = Sleuth SD = Soldier SE = Speculative SP = Sport SY = Spy ST = Study SP = Superhero SW = Swords Second Position N = Novel C = Collection A = Anthology M = Magazine O = Omnibus S = Short Story E = Excerpt R = Serial X = Non-Fiction Out Of 5 Stars
Laird Barron (ology)
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Price: Free! Words: 166,680. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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About the work of horror writer Laird Barron, and is a companion to the Laird Barron (ology) website http://lairdbarron.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. Barron as a writer often works in a Lovecraft type tradition, using his own Pacific Northwest and in particular Washington State mythos. Also noir influences.
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
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Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History
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Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977. I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change. I h
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 521,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Guide to the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
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Price: Free! Words: 51,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
All the 5 star, 4.5 star and 4 star novels, collections, anthologies and short stories.
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 306,550. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The second volume about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
The Complete Guide to the Year’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
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Price: Free! Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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A complete list of the stories in every Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror book, grouped by editor and ordered by volume.
Creating ebooks
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Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A quick and simple guide on how ebooks differ from their printed cousins, how you can create your own, and how you can cover pretty much the whole market using Smashwords and Amazon. Has some low cost D.I.Y ideas, as well as minimum hassle options. Revised in January 2012
Space Opera and Planetary Romance Reader Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 62,850. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A ratings guide for these sub-genres of Science Fiction, both by Author and by Type.
Guida allo Stile Smashwords
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Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: Italian. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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La "Guida allo stile Smashwords" ha aiutato migliaia di autori ed editori a pubblicare ebook di alta qualità. Questa Guida gratuita offre semplici consigli passo-dopo-passo per creare, formattare e pubblicare un ebook. La Guida deve essere preventivamente letta da ogni autore che voglia distribuire la sua opera, attraverso Smashwords. Traduzione italiana a cura di Giuseppe Meligrana.
How to Get Published
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Price: Free! Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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How did Paris Hilton's dog get published when humans have such a hard time? Author shares advice on publishers, query letters, book proposals, self-publishing and book promotion.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Der Smashwords Formatierungs- Leitfaden
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Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 13,190. Language: German. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Der Smashwords Formatierungsleitfaden hat Tausenden von Autorinnen und Autoren geholfen, qualitativ hochstehende E-Books zu produzieren und zu veröffentlichen. Dieser kostenlose Leitfaden bietet einfach gehaltene Schritt-für-Schritt-Anweisungen, um ein E-Book zu erstellen, zu formatieren und zu veröffentlichen. Er ist eine für jeden Autor unabdingbare Lektüre.
Major Fantasy Anthologies - A Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
For fantasy in general, the short story has been less of a focus than science fiction, it would appear. I certainly also have less of it in my collection, or in my head. However, such a form has been around a lot longer, with more practitioners. Monster and ghost stories galore for centuries, for example, not to mention the various mythological tales from all around the world.
Gregath Company, Incorporated Catalog
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Price: Free! Words: 123,760. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
February, 2013 Edition: Company catalog that covers genealogy and history items for sale through Gregath.
Smashwords Formateringsguide
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Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 23,280. Language: Danish. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Smashwords Formateringsguide har hjulpet tusindvis af forfattere med at producere og udgive ebøger af høj kvalitet. Denne gratis guide giver dig simple trinvise instruktioner til, hvordan du skaber, formaterer og udgiver en eBog. Det er nødvendig læsning for enhver forfatter, der gerne vil have distribueret deres bog via Smashwords til større forhandlere af ebøger, såsom Apple iBookstore og Kobo
How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent (excerpt)
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Price: Free! Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The first book written from an active literary agent's perspective that teaches authors why agents reject or accept manuscripts; why they decide to represent certain authors and not represent others; the best way to approach agents; the best way to work with an agent on a daily basis; and that offers them dozens of specific resources to make the difference in getting published.
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.