The Essentials of Digital Publishing

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This book discusses manuscript preparation for submission to Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Includes screenshots, cover design tips, marketing tips and much more. More

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

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Published by FrostProof 808
Words: 6,510
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458049094
About Harvey Stanbrough

Because he is unable to do otherwise, Harvey Stanbrough splits his writing personality among four personas. When asked why, he most often replies, "Hey, Roses are red and violets are blue; I'm schizophrenic and so am I."
As Harvey Stanbrough, he writes poetry and nonfiction, various publications of which have been nominated the Frankfurt (Germany) Book Fair Award, the Foreword Magazine Engraver’s Award, the Pushcart Prize, the BEA (NY) Book of the Year Award and the National Book Award. Harvey also copyedits for other writers and teaches writing in Southeast Arizona and (soon) online. Harvey was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. After a 21-year stint in the US Marine Corps, he managed to sneak up on a bachelor’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1996. Oh, and he also writes a little fiction under his own name (see below).
As his alter egos—Gervasio Arrancado, Nicolas Z "Nick" Porter, and Eric Stringer, all of whom are close friends except maybe Eric—he writes (respectively) magic realism, spare Hemingway fiction, and the fiction of an unapologetic neurotic. You can see the full bios of Gervasio, Nick and Eric—including their photos (hey, a persona needs a life of its own)—on their own respective Smashwords pages. Thanks for stopping by.

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Review by: Dr Alexander Elder on Oct. 08, 2011 :
A brief and practical manual - i printed it out (only 26 pages), read it and marked it up, then followed its instructions as I published my first e-book (To Trade Or Not to Trade: A Beginner's Manual). Harvey hit all the key points: from formatting (no tabs, no footers, etc.) to cover design (various pixels for different websites), to distribution. Simple, practical, and useful!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: John A. Miller, Jr. on July 02, 2011 :
In a concise publication Harvey has done an excellent job of providing formatting details for submitting books to Smashwords, Amazon, and B&N. This is essential information for anybody intending to enter the somewhat different world of E publishing. I'm planning to submit my first novel, and I expect to rely heavily on Harvey's suggestions.

John Miller
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Larry Long on May 18, 2011 :
This is a nifty little blueprint for writers moving into the E Pub world.It is well organized, illustrated and articulated. It belongs right in the center of a writer's critical reference sources.

Larry Long
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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