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Grammar for Fiction Writers by Marcy Kennedy & Chris Saylor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all about the grammar that’s relevant to you as you write your novels and short stories.
Internal Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide by Marcy Kennedy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,200. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Internal dialogue is one of the most powerful tools in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It’s also one of the least understood and most often mismanaged elements. In Internal Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn the difference between internal dialogue and narration, how to format internal dialogue, how to balance it with external action, how to use it to advance your story, and much more.
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,700. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Law » Intellectual property
Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook is the first step-by-step guide to the legal issues of self-publishing. Attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick uses 30 years of legal experience to show writers how to stay out of court and at their desks.
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career by Jane Friedman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.
Showing and Telling in Fiction by Marcy Kennedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Showing and Telling in Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
Habit Stacking: How To Write 3000 Words & Avoid Writer's Block ( The Power Habits Of A Great Writer) by The Blokehead
Series: The Blokehead Success Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Time Management
For those who long to develop their writing skills, enabling them to communicate their thoughts to others in a powerful manner, learning the effective habitual practices of the “big dogs” in the business can do nothing but benefit your efforts. Here we will cover ten habits regularly practiced by great writers whom most of us know and love; read on and learn.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book by Nina Amir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Agents and publishers rely on your book proposal to determine if your nonfiction idea will sell. This easy-schmeasy guide covers each part, helping you write yours quickly and effectively. Also includes tips on writing a query letter and getting your proposal to stand out above the rest. Written by a bestselling author and nonfiction expert with numerous agent and acquisitions editor contacts.
How to Write, Publish, and Sell your E-book Without Spending a Nickel! by Bill K. Underwood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
For first time e-book writers, it's a confusing world out there. What's the difference between epub and mobi? Do I have to learn them both? Do I have to buy an ISBN number? How will people find my book? These and dozens of other questions are answered in this book. Written for e-book beginners, it will nevertheless offer valuable insights to even experienced writers.
How to Make Your Books Appeal to Readers by Sesan Oguntade
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,300. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Now Readers Can Fall in Love With Your Books (Over 20 Contents to Add to Your Books)! Are you getting tired and disappointed? That book has failed to get good reviews and sell very well on the various sales platforms. Do you sometimes wonder how best-selling non-fiction authors have written books that have drawn lots of positive word of mouth and lots of cash? Stop your search and read more.
How to Become Known Using Press Release by Hosea Lim
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Skills
This book is easy to read and guide you to publish your first press release and provide you with 30 over press release submission sites. If you are looking for fast answer to get your worthy news publish in the shortest time, this is the book you are looking for.
Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours by Laura Roberts
Series: Indie Confessions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Buttontapper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Want to write your books faster? Learn the tricks that bestselling authors use to succeed! In this book you'll learn: * How to write an entire book, from start to finish, in just three days; * How to outline your story to achieve success; * What you'll need to write your book in just 72 hours; Plus plenty of tricks and tips for writing faster, smarter, and harder.
An Open Office Guide To Publishing On Smashwords by Gregory Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A tested guide to Publishing your ebook on Smashwords using Open Office! Includes a review and tips on each step of the Smashwords Style Guide.
Mastering Story Structure - A guide for writing unforgettable plays by Bill Johnson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
Bill Johnson uses reviews of Romeo and Juliet, The Heidi Chronicles, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, and The Iceman Cometh to teach the art and craft of writing powerful plays. Using this guide, you'll be able to learn about writing plays from masters of the craft.
Promotion Cheatsheet For Indie Authors by JD Lovil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business(5.00 from 1 review)
Someone out there will buy your book. Your job is to get them to notice it. Write a good book. Make it stand out. Make it attractive, and get some good reviews on it. Let your Readers see what is in it for them. Find the Readers, and then they will buy. Buy Promotion Cheatsheet for Indie Authors and get started now.
Style Guide Express: The Fastest Route to Premium Catalog Approval by Aaron Fernandez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Desktop publishing
A look at the Smashwords publishing process from an employee who has been in Vetting and Support, providing a quick, no-nonsense approach to how to get your book approved, as well as an abbreviated FAQ to address most concerns newcomers may have about navigating the site or working with Smashwords in general. Last updated 11/15/15
Author Unleashed: Simple Strategies to Write Your Book—Fast! by Courtney Kenney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Do you have a book in you? It's time to Unleash Your Author! Dream of being an author or ever wondered “What if?”—this practical guide breaks down the process of writing a book--so you can make it happen in as little as thirty days by following a plan of writing consistently. It’s packed with strategies, tips and personal stories. Unleash Your Author! Buy now.
Creating Print On Demand Interiors & Covers Using Scribus 1.4.1 by D J Mills
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: Australian English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Tift Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
If you want to create professional Interiors and Covers for your Print-On-Demand fiction books with easy to follow steps using the open source software Scribus, then this is the book for you. The knowledge and skills you will learn in the exercises will enable you to present your readers with a professional layout every novel.
So You've Written A Book. Now What? by Jim Magwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Things You Need to Know As You Begin Writing Your Book. The book was written to help others on the journey of writing to learn and get ahead of some of the pitfalls that are on the horizon. After we've done the writing, then what? And, how do I get there in the first place? What am I facing as I begin this process? Filled with hundreds of hints and suggestions to make your writing life easier.
Tips for Novice Fiction Writers by Kevin J. McArthur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,350. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Tips, tricks and hints for a novice writer to improve the quality of their writing. Also includes clear descriptions of writing and publishing terms.