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Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
By JA Konrath
Price: Free! Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » ebook readers
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Bestselling authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler discuss ebooks, self-publishing, and the future of the industry, in this 25,000 word dialog.
Self Publishing Success
By Mary Rosenblum
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Learn to publish your book safely and successfully in today's challenging marketplace. Award winning author and mentor, Mary Rosenblum, the Literary Midwife, brings more than two decades of experience writing, publishing, and marketing books to help new writers navigate this brave new world of publishing successfully.
Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method
By Gerald M. Weinberg
Series: Consulting Secrets, Book 4 · Software Testing, Book 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"a delight, a wise and warm book on overcoming the perils of trying to write."—Gabriele Rico, author of Writing the Natural Way "smart, funny, memorable, wise, engaging...most important, it is all stuff that works"—Howard S. Becker, author of Writing for Social Scientists "a gift to writers at all levels—Penny Raife Durant, award-winning author
The First Ten Steps
By M. R. Mathias
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
The First Ten Steps OK.... Your ebook is published. You did some tweets about it and you posted on Facebook. Now what? The First Ten Steps lays out several PROVEN methods for using free social media sites to get your new ebook in front of eager readers. It was written by International Bestselling Indie Fantasy Author M. R. Mathias, Who first pubbed in July 2010 & has now topped over 50k sales!
Smashwords Style Guide for Idjits
By Rebecca Melvin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Double Edge Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
You're ready to upload your masterpiece onto Smashwords. You have no pictures, no bells and whistles - why does it seem so complicated? For Text only Books - Everything you need to know to have your books formatted correctly and Accepted into Smashwords Premium Catalog Easily and Quickly! Great for beginners overwhelmed with information, invaluable for the pro who needs a quick checklist!
Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
By L. Leona Davis
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Seven basic steps to walk you through formatting your fiction book for publication through Smashwords using OpenOffice, the free office suite software.
They Stole Your Book! Now What?
By Ruth Ann Nordin
Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What can you do if you discover that someone has stolen your book? What steps can you take to get the stolen book removed? I share what I did when I found three of my books stolen and put up for sale on Amazon. Topics also covered in this ebook are registering your copyright in the United States, book piracy, and using Smashwords.
Think Like a Publisher
By Dean Wesley Smith
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
2012 Updated Version. A Step-By-Step Guide to Being an Indie Publisher. Written by Dean Wesley Smith, USA Today Bestselling writer and former publisher of Pulphouse Publishing. Point-by-point, Dean tells you what is needed to start up a publishing house and sell your books both electronically but also to bookstores.
Blurbing It Out
By Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Many independent writers need help, though not with their storytelling. Far too many indie writers are inept promoters. The fault reveals itself glaringly in their blurbs and Long Descriptions. A promotional blurb is the writer's job interview. He has to make it sing sweetly to the potential reader. This little tome notes the most conspicuous problems, and provides an offer of assistance.
Guida all’Ebook Marketing Smashwords
By Mark Coker
Price: Free! Words: 13,290. Language: Italian. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Questa Guida gratuita vuole aiutare autori ed editori a promuovere e vendere i propri ebook su Smashwords ma anche su tutti gli altri negozi virtuali. La Guida, partendo da come Smashwords aiuta gli autori a promuovere l'ebook, dà 30 utilissimi suggerimenti per costruire autonomamente e gratuitamente un ottimo ebook marketing.
How To Deal With Bad Reviews
By Rich Meyer
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This is a VERY short book on how to handle bad reviews on your books.
Compulsively Writing Fiction: My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011
By Kate Policani
Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This free ebook is a compilation and organization of my self-publishing journey in 2011 as taken from my blog. This book is crafted to help all of you new self-publishers to live your dream and publish your book!
Guida allo Stile Smashwords
By Mark Coker
Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: Italian. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 3 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.
The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know
By D. W. St.John
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
At last! A New York publishing agent reveals secrets that every aspiring author needs to know to break into the publishing scene. "Hilarious!" Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended… for the experienced writer looking to enjoy a good…laugh…should be required reading for aspiring best-selling authors…" Midwest Book Review
The Ebook Ebook
By Michael Booth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Ebook Ebook guides aspiring author/publishers through the wilds of ebook publishing and marketing. The author explains writers' options at every stage of the e-publishing odyssey. Booth's research for The Ebook Ebook is as scrupulous as his writing is a pleasure to read. This is a book which will not only save author/publishers untold grief, but will give them a morale boost at the same time.
Self-Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story
By Robert Kroese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Everything you need to know to make your manuscript into a self-publishing success! This book is based on my own experience self-publishing my bestselling novel, MERCURY FALLS. Learn how to select a print-on-demand company, how to publish your book for Kindle and other e-readers, and how to market your book to your target audience using social networking and other tools.
Guía de Estilo de Smashwords
By Mark Coker
Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 26,470. Language: Spanish. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
La Guía de estilo de Smashwords ha permitido que miles de autores publiquen libros electrónicos de gran calidad. Esta guía gratuita enseña, paso a paso, cómo crear, formatear y publicar un libro electrónico, y su lectura es imprescindible para distribuir vía Smashwords a las tiendas en línea más importantes, como la iBookstore de Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo y Diesel.
55 Tips for Authors
By Alice Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This ebooklet is available for free on the author's website: http://www.alice-anderson.com. After ten years of promoting authors, developing an online community for readers, creating dozens of designs to promote clients' work, author Alice Anderson has combined 55 of her best tips for authors into one easy-to-read, zero-fluff ebooklet.
Write Better
By Ray Wiseman
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book, growing out of years of writing experience, offers what every aspiring writer needs: quick, practical tips that are immediately applicable to any writing project. One reviewer said: Your tips have changed the way I write. I heard you more clearly than all the teachers, professors, educators, and books on writing that I have had in my life.
How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent. A complete guide for finding a traditional publisher and writing a successful manuscript submission packet.
By MP Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent” lists reputable, traditional U.S. publishers that accept manuscripts directly from the author, eliminating the need for a literary agent. You will also find detailed instructions and samples on how to write a professional query letter, synopsis and book marketing plan to “sell” your book to the publisher.