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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
Creating ebooks
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Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
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Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
Leigh Brackett’s Future History - Connecting the Stories: An Examination
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Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
It is well known that Leigh Brackett has a group of stories that share a common setting, and that those are based on the planets of the Solar System, primarily on Venus and Mars. However, there is much other SF included in 50+ short stories and ten novels. I thought it might be interesting to see what work might coherently fit in one Future History.
The Backward Approach to Ebook Success
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Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Thinking of writing an ebook? Not sure how to go about it? This ebook contains important do’s and don’ts on marketing ebooks, pricing ebooks, and using social networks. It also provides useful sales and genre data, and demonstrates how using the personal knowledge and experiences described in this ebook will improve your foray into the world of self-publishing.
Seven Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Making An eBook
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Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Would you like to be seen as an expert in your field? An ebook is an incredible tool for building your business. It can easily improve your business's bottom line and sustainability. Here I will share seven key mistakes to avoid when making an ebook. Avoiding these costly mistakes now, will save you time and money later. And, if you are anything like me, you don't have either to waste!
Literary Lunes Magazine, September issue
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Price: Free! Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Literary Lunes is a free magazine filled with advice on how to write & publish novels of fiction. We feature interviews from authors, publishers and agents. Each issue comes out in the beginning of the month. If you download a copy of the magazine, please leave us a review so we know how we are doing!
Guidelines for New Authors: Introductory Advice for Independent Writers
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Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
These introductory guidelines help the less experienced independent writer navigate some of the core issues in the publishing process and ensure that they are working with the appropriate editorial consultant.
The Ultimate Digital Book Promotion Handbook - The Author's Guide To Finding Places To Promote Your Book Online
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Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Cheapest, Fastest Way To Learn How To Promote Your Books Online! This book could be the difference between making 10 sales of your book, or 10,000. As an author you realize that if you want to sell a lot of books, you’re going to need to find the best ways to promote it. There are hundreds of new tools, resources and websites that you can utilize to help you promote your book, but finding th
Könyvkonnektor blog bejegyzések
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Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: Hungarian. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
My blog highlights that culture created from digital platforms can only be interpreted within the context of traditional culture. The research of the dimensions of the Googletenberg-galaxy have only begun, even though the world of books is changing at a rapid pace.
Promo Bytes: Author Newsletter and Goodreads
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Articles on promotion for authors. This document focuses on The Author Newsletter and starting an author account on Goodreads.
How to Sell Your Baby: A Quick Guide to Promoting Your Book
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Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
An author's guide to promoting their books. If your a new author or been at it a while every one needs a little help. This guide over views online and off-line promo as well as in dept how to work with book bloggers. With quotes from real readers, book bloggers, and reviewers about what they think and what works.
Flying Chipmunk Publishing Catalog
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Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
December 2012 catalog of the 158 books, classic children's and adult, and modern books published by Flying Chipmunk Publishing.
101 Book Marketing Tips
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Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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101 Book Marketing Tips for authors from marketing expert and internationally best-selling author, Heather Hart
Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen
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Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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There are hundreds of fantastic books about writing for hopeful authors to choose from, but most of them are boring, complicated, and bogged down by filler. This little book is brief, straight forward, and easy to understand.
Dos and Don'ts for Indie Authors
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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This guide provides a brief compendium that covers everything from your motivation for becoming an indie author to tips for dealing with negative reviews. It advises you on everything from avoiding mistakes when self-promoting your books to ways to pinpoint your target audience. It has been created to help indie authors to stay focussed by following a list of simple steps to promote