Smart Formatting: How to format and upload your novel to Kindle, Smashwords and CreateSpace

This book explains the steps required to format your manuscript for uploading to KDP and Smashwords. It gives practical advice on the Word settings to use, and those to avoid, and includes step-by-step guidelines to produce a clean manuscript ready for uploading.

It also covers the steps required to format your manuscript for a print book using CreateSpace. More

Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt

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About Shauna Bickley

To indulge my fiction writing habit I write technical manuals and training materials, and in the past I've worked as a trainer on subjects as diverse as computer systems, presentation skills, personal efficiency and a few other things I've long since forgotten. I could probably do with some personal revision on the efficiency materials!

What type of fiction do I write? Hmm, good question. My latest novel, Lies of the Dead, is a mystery/thriller set in Cornwall.

Lives Interrupted is a contemporary novel set in London against the backdrop of a bombing, and looks at how the characters react and deal with this unthinkable atrocity.

Driftwood is a romantic thriller set in New Zealand and Australia.

I've also published a selection of short stories, Footprints, and a 'how-to' book, Smart Formatting, about turning your manuscript into a well-formatted eBook.

In addition I've had short stories published in Bravado (a New Zealand literary magazine), as well as several competition anthologies, and had articles published in The New Writer.

If you're interested in the biographical details - I was born and grew up in Bristol, England, and then moved to Cyprus for a couple of years. Since then I've lived and worked in a number of countries and never thought I'd find somewhere to call home until I arrived in New Zealand. I now live in Auckland, close to the beach, and while I still love seeing new places I always enjoy coming home.

Twitter: @ShaunaBickley

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