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How to Get a Cheap Book Cover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
A great book cover doesn't have to cost a fortune. This book covers everything from hiring someone else, to all the DIY tips you need like finding the right font, locating the perfect picture, and illustrated step by step instructions on how to put the cover together in four popular art programs.
Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.90 from 10 reviews)
Seven basic steps to walk you through formatting your fiction book for publication through Smashwords using OpenOffice, the free office suite software.
Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
Series: Smashwords Guides, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2008. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.85 from 156 reviews)
This popular book marketing primer shares easy-to-implement advice on how to market books at Smashwords and major ebook retailers. It starts with an overview of how Smashwords helps promote an author's ebook, and then provides 41 simple do-it-yourself marketing tips. The book is useful to all authors, even those who don't yet publish on Smashwords. Updated August 23, 2013.
Where's the Money?
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.79 from 14 reviews)
Do you need a traditional publisher to make money writing fiction? No. But you do need a game plan. In this ebook, I share some tips that have worked well for an introvert like me who hates going out there and talking about my books. My hope is that this ebook can help other authors out. This was last edited on March 7, 2011.
The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
Series: Smashwords Guides, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 41,550. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.77 from 115 reviews)
Learn the 30 best practices of the bestselling self-published ebook authors. This updated January 2014 edition of the The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of self-published ebook authors publish more professionally. This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent.
I'm a Writer! (so where's the money?)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by Living Books USA. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
So you’re a writer, huh? Says who? Oh, you do? Then how come your ebook is not flying off the shelves as you expected? What went wrong? You’re a writer, so where’s the money? Discover where you may be going wrong, learn how to improve your sales figures, and take steps to get your name known in the cutthroat world of indie publishing. Have you got what it takes? Are you REALLY a writer?
Secrets of Successful Writers
Price: Free! Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Writers speak about how to write, publish and promote your book in the age of digital publishing. Contains interviews with John Locke, Gordon Ferris, Stephen Carpenter, Dakota Banks, Linda Wisdom, Matthew Reilly, Loucinda McGary, David Lender, JR Rain, Jack Dann, Dale Brown, Stephanie McAfee, Andy Briggs, Kat Martin and many, many more.
Free Guide to Self-Publishing and Book Promotion: Inside Secrets from an Author Whose Self-Published Books Sold in Thousands
Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sales and Marketing
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Wondering how to get published? Or how to self publish? Have an amazing book but no one’s reviewing it or hearing the buzz? Now award-winning author Valerie Estelle Frankel shares all her inside tips, from conferences to Facebook, Twitter to eBay, on how to make your book a success. Complete with an appendix of sample query, press release, sell sheet, flyer, and much more.
Smashwords Style Guide
Series: Smashwords Guides, Book 1 ยท Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 28,300. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2008. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.69 from 327 reviews)
The Smashwords Style Guide has helped thousands of authors produce and publish high-quality ebooks. This free guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create, format and publish an ebook. It's required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Oyster & Kobo. Revised September 24, 2014.
The Road to Self-Publishing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A self-published guide to self-publishing. New version includes how to get your ebook onto Smashwords , Kindle, and Nook, including detailed instructions on creating table of contents and covers. Now updated to include Createspace paperback instructions.
An Open Office Guide To Publishing On Smashwords
Price: Free! 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. (Please note that this book is several versions of Open Office behind today's version.Still, I continue to hear that the processes found here work.) This guide is no longer being updated as MS Word can be purchased for less than $8.
Hot Topics in Book Writing
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: July 22, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Successful book authors who earn a lot of money selling their books online and offline share a common motto: "Hot topics equal big profits!" This is the premise of our free e-book, Hot Topics in Book Writing, a no-nonsense guide to help you research, develop and create your next hot book topic. Published by Brian Scott, founder of www.BookProposalWriting.com
What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Designer
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This free ebook can save you time and money by helping you clarify your goals before hiring a book designer. What you don't know now can cost you later!
Quickie Guide to Formatting Your Book for Smashwords
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A bare bones checklist to help you format your book for Smashwords(TM).
Yes You Can: Create Your Own E-book
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What I’m offering up is a simplified guide to actually getting your book finished and looking like the real e-book that you dream of and can be proud of. I'm not an expert, just an enthusiastic amateur.
The Backward Approach to Ebook Success
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.
Guida allo Stile Smashwords
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.
Write Good or Die
Price: Free! Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
Release The Author In You...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by M&S Direct Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
At some point in our lives, everyone has wanted to write a book, to tell the world your story. There is something empowering about the fact that you can write down your thoughts and present them to the world, sending a statement that “This is Me, Don’t Judge Me....Love Me!” Join me as we explore the ins and outs of writing your very own eBook...
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,080. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Like ten books in one, the only source for what you need to succeed. Updated for 2014.