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The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Indie author? Banging your head on your desk? You need The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book. Not just for e-books. This guide contains helpful tips and tricks to make your book look like it came from a major publisher.
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?
Blood, Sweat and Ink: The Pleasure and Pain of Writing a Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,480. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Hayley Sherman has spent years working with authors around the world to bring the dream of publication to fruition. With more than 40 exercises and extensive quotations and examples, Hayley shares her experience in this book to help you to create mind-blowing fiction
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.
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.
So You Want to Commit Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing/ Sky Warrior Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of more than 29 books and editor, Phyllis Irene Radford (Irene Radford, P.R. Frost, C.F. Bentley), gives you the tools to writing the best novel possible in this book. Learn how to really write a synopsis, realistic characters, and even how to get through the muddle in the middle. She tells you how to format for electronic submissions...
123 Character Development Questions: A systematic way to develop phenomenal fictional characters.
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Price: $1.23 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 and represented by Forde Consulting. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Developing rich, vibrant, realistic and multidimensional characters is the aim of all budding writers. This brief guide offers 123 useful character questions for authors. Questions span a range of topics from biographical questions to questions on family, relationships, money and spiritual beliefs. This is the first book in a 123 series that offers ideas on a given topic.
Useful Publications and Resources from the Care Council for
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Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: British English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A major part of the Care Council’s work is about making sure that all social workers, social care workers, service users and carers have access to up-to-date information, guidance, tools and research on best practice. Here are the Care Council’s recent major publications and resources with information about their content and how to access them.
How I Managed to Write My First Book and Maybe You Can Too!
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Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This work is my gift to other aspiring authors. How I Managed to Write My First Book is a heartfelt journey on what it was like to uncover the joys and pitfalls of self-publishing as a first time author. This 12 step process is outlined in an easy-to-read format for those who dare to give their lives to writing. Updated contact information can be found on my Profile. Thanks for reading, Lisa
1001 Romance Story Starters
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,090. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"1001 Romance Story Starters" covers myriad genres, from erotic romance to inspirational and everything in between. Designed to help kick start your imagination – the starters include dialogue starters, scenes, open ended scenarios, and even story endings. You can change ANYTHING about the story starter. Take the idea and bend it to your will – you’re the boss.
First Sentences
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,070. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Snowflakes - no two are the same. First sentences are like snowflakes. Read over 1,000 first sentences of novels from Dickens to Clancy. Each has been placed in one category or several, such as Time or Location. Whether an author who wants to see how other novels have started with their first sentence or you are an avid reader who wants a taste of a thousand novels at one sitting - enjoy!
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.
Become A Research Expert & Scope Out The Competition For Your Book
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Research is not boring anymore! Learn from this great guide on how to conduct research in general, with a special focus on teaching writers who need to research topics and the potential market for books that they want to publish. Written by a librarian and research expert. The guide is easy to read and includes many illustrations.
How To Write An eBook For Fun and Profit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You can create your eBook and get it published and available for resale at little to no cost to you. In fact, the little you spend on this eBook guide may be the only expense you face in this whole process. This guide is a practical look at some of the most important things that you need to know to get your eBook out of your head and available for download.
The Stupidity of eBook Reviews
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you write or buy ebooks you probably pay attention to the ebook review systems that exist - you shouldn't. This short expose details how easily people manipulate the ebook review systems - and for a variety of reasons, and how meaningless a process it is. When an author can buy a favourable review for a few cents, is the review system worth the effort?
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.
Write Your Memoir In One Day
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn a fast, simple way to write an insightful mini-memoir or even a longer one. Using techniques proven in a college classroom, Write Your Memoir in One Day gives clear guidance and many examples on how to start a short memoir, which topics and details to include, how to avoid a boring memoir, and how to bring focus to a travel memoir. Also provides copyright and self-publishing information.
The 30 Day Novel: Backstory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Weaving in the backstory is always a challenge for writers. In this book, I'll lay out the techniques for seamless integration of backstory and history (you DO know the difference, don't you?) Prologues, flashbacks, and appositives are just a few of the techniques that will solve your backstory problems.
Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Empire. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Welcome to Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice. In this guide you'll learn the ten steps it takes to get your book into the Smashwords Premium Distribution Program every time. This book is specifically designed for those of you who prefer to use the free word processing program known as OpenOffice.
Easy Smashwords Formatting In Microsoft Office
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Empire. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Welcome to Easy Smashwords Formatting In Microsoft Office. In this guide you'll learn the ten steps it takes to get your book into the Smashwords Premium Distribution Program every time. This book is specifically designed for those of you who prefer to use Microsoft Word 2007 and above however it will work reasonably well with other versions of Word.