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The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
The Career Explorer's Journal 2014 by Paul G. Diamond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Career Explorer’s Journal is an eBook companion for the life and length of your career. Unlike most other career guides, we're not here to tell you how it is. We know you’ll be the guru one day so our aim instead is to provide you with support, encouragement and all the time it takes to make this role your own. All you have to do is pay attention to details and record what you find.
Household Helper vol 1 Household List by Stacie Buckle
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This is a great reference tool for students starting out on their own, anyone starting over, or recovering from loss. It is a simple household list of items that helps one discover the true cost of living without any surprises. This free book is the first in a series of Household Helper books.
Resume Tips That Work by Travis Dalton
You set the price! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Writing a resume? Need to know if you should have one page or two? Have you thought of using bullet points? Are you using the right Font? This short, concise e-book, provides you with tips and guidelines you need to get an interview. Most books will provide a wealth of information that isn't needed. Short and to the point, it provides the info you need, and leaves out the info you don't.
Fake! by Graham Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by Living Books USA. Categories: 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!
Write The Fight Right by Alan Baxter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
Creating ebooks by Paul Hurst
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: 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
The Inspired Query Letter by George Angus
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short and sweet little e-book filled with powerful information about how to write the perfect query letter. As a writer, if you can't write a good query letter, you'll never be able to market your work. The Inspired Query Letter e-book will help make your query letters shine.
16 Critical Steps for the Unemployed by Laura D Lewis
Series: Laid Off Now What, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Laura Dawn Lewis. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From the Laid Off Now What Series, this abridged version of Chapter One tells you what you need to do as soon as you find out you're about to lose your job. These 16 Critical Steps will insure you do not lose money by not doing things and you may garner more money through these tips. It also assures you have plans in place to address any issues that might come up.
How To Start Out or Over on a Shoestring by Annie Jean Brewer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Everything you ever wanted to know about starting out (or over) on a shoestring. This book covers everything from clothing and personal items to furniture, appliances and transportation with everything in-between.
So You Don't Have Time by Byron Gordon
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides(4.50 from 2 reviews)
You want to write. Specifically you want to write short stories. But you don't know how, you've tried before and the result was disappointing. You don't have time. This short chapbook will walk you through the basic steps of writing short stories, and with only limited amounts of time. It contains the lessons I've learned from my past ten years of writing experience.
Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Safety and first aid, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Use this disaster preparedness guide to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit. Plan to take care of yourself without outside help for at least 3 days. Special considerations include keeping food safe to eat, sheltering-in-place, and discussing a disaster with children.
Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen by Jake Vander Ark
Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books(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.
Pumped: Great Words to Keep You Going When Hope Is Hard To Come By by Mary Boland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Pumped is a book of inspirational quotes for those looking to change their lives. It also includes short paragraphs on many well-known people who chose to ignore their own naysayers and went on to achieve greatness in their fields. Saints or sinners, the common theme is keep trying.
Articles for the Mind by Christine Rice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"Articles for the Mind" is a compilation of 58 articles on a variety of topics that provide expert advice and objective knowledge to educate you and help you to improve your life. Article topics include: health, careers, personal finance, writing, education, relationships, self-help, and more.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2 by Dan Poynter
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books(4.40 from 5 reviews)
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.
The Backward Approach to Ebook Success by Ted Summerfield
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books(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.
7 Critical Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them) by Angie Dixon
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.33 from 3 reviews)
7 mistakes that can derail a writer's career, with advice on how to avoid them. This 3,000 word report will help any writer get--and stay--on track.
Dos and Don'ts for Indie Authors by Fireblade Publishers
Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: 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
Guida allo Stile Smashwords by Mark Coker
Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: Italian. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(4.25 from 4 reviews)
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.