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The First Ten Steps
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
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!
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
(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.
Ink Stains
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nine authors with more than 25 published books between them offer countless insights to help your writing leave a mark. These candid author interviews speak to overcoming self doubt, triumphing over writer's block, mastering the editing process, and more. With Kelly O'Connor McNees, Jim Ottaviani, Rachael Herron, Rhonda Stapleton, Sarah Quigley, Josh Berk, Helen Ellis, Eileen Cook, L. Zielin.
Self-Publishing Your Book: A Guide for First-Time and DIY Authors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
I am the author of 8 books -- 3 paperbacks and 8 ebooks. Overall I have been successful in getting my books published and sold. However, I did make mistakes and learned some valuable lessons along the way. This book is far from a complete resource on how to write, publish and market your books. The purpose of my book is to share with you my insights and experiences in publishing my books.
The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
Become revision-savvy and talk about fiction like a pro. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book decodes and demonstrates the editorial jargon used in writing workshops and manuscript critiques. In the tradition of Strunk & White's revered "The Elements of Style," this concise, indispensable reference volume will fortify your self-editing skills.
Formatting Your Paperback Book: 10 Simple Tips to Publishing a “REAL” Book
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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.
Bad Agent, No Catnip! Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat! Collected for the first time in this hilarious little book, Sydney T. Cat shares (though bad example) dozens of gaffes, schemes, missteps, cons, and foul-ups real-life "agents" have used to part writers from their money, screw up their careers, and crush their dreams! A must-read for writers!
Online Content Writing - Tips for Creative Copy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
The world of content writing has changed dramatically thanks to Google's far-reaching algorithm changes. In light of these changes, this eBook discusses such fascinating topics as where to find winning ideas for your blog posts or articles, how to structure an article, how to make your writing more persuasive, tips for taking your writing to the next level...and much more.
Stepwise: eBook and Print-on-Demand Formatting Using Word 2010
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Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 1 review)
A simplified approach to formatting for indie authors, suitable for generating Kindle, EPUB, and Smashwords ebook editions, as well as CreateSpace print editions.
101Erotic Romance Story Starters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
Every good romance novel begins the same way – with a story idea. Yet compelling story ideas aren’t always easy to come by. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration - a spark that ignites our imagination and excites the writing muse. Designed to kick start your imagination they include dialogue starters, scenes, open ended scenarios, and even story endings.
Authors & Publishers Must Die!
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Price: Free! Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the mouth of an author, and a publisher: Authors and Publishers Must Die! is filled to the rim with straightforward MUST READ advice for the author in your life… with no punches pulled!
DIY Chick Lit: A Writing Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever read a chick lit novel and thought, "I could do that"? Here's your chance: DIY Chick Lit will take you from start to finish of your first draft in 13 cupcake-themed chapters, each with a short exercise to get you writing now. Written by teacher and die-hard chick lit enthusiast Alicia de los Reyes, this guide is sure to inspire would-be authors everywhere.
How to Handle Conflict and Tension
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Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tension brings out the best and the worst in characters. If you have difficulty plotting novel-length stories, struggle to write scenes where anything of actual story-worthiness happens, worry about the pacing of your drafts, or have a general reticence to put your characters into hot water, this book will show you some techniques for adding tension and conflict to your fiction writing.
Fake!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Almost everything in the world has been faked. “FAKE” examines the bizarre practice of recruiting others to write fake ebook reviews for personal gain and to artificially boost ‘ratings’. Strange, but true!
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
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
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.
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
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
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.
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
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
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
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
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
UNDERWORKED & OVERPAID! The Indie Author's Freedom from Nine-to-Five Guide
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Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2009 by Fifth Column Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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MAXIMIZE YOUR E-BOOK SALES--WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME! From the creators of the popular Kindle publishing Shortcut "OUT STANDING IN THE FIELD: The Indie Author's Two-Step Guide to Publishing in Amazon's Kindle Store" (Click the link on this book's detail page to find it.)