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Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
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Price: Free! Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » ebook readers
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Bestselling authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler discuss ebooks, self-publishing, and the future of the industry, in this 25,000 word dialog.
Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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?
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Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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.
Blurbing It Out
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Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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
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Series: Smashwords Style Guide Translations. Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: Italian. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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.
Guía de Estilo de Smashwords
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?
How to Win Writing Contests for Profit
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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This free mini-book reveals tested ways to enter your short stories in contests world-wide, win cash prizes regularly and profitably, and improve your writing skills - while being paid! Dr John Yeoman, PhD Creative Writing, is the author of eight published books, a university lecturer in creative writing and has been - for forty years - a successful commercial writer.
Simply Put: Self-Publishing Basics
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Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Not everyone has dreams of writing and publishing dozens of books, but it seems that every time I turn around I meet someone who has at least one book they would like to publish, but they don't know where to begin. Most haven't begun because they don't know where to start, or are concerned about the costs. Here I share tips from my exciting self-publishing journey over the last year.
The Author's Marketing Handbook
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Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
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Written with flair, snarkiness, and a little oddball humor, The Author’s Marketing Handbook has the info that every puzzled writer needs to figure out the whys and hows of using the Internet to sell their book. Claire Ryan talks about the basics of finding and building a readership online, what tech you really need to know about, and guidelines for social media and blogging.
Free Guide to Self-Publishing and Book Promotion: Inside Secrets from an Author Whose Self-Published Books Sold in Thousands
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Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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.
The Ebook Writer, One Author's Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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A personal look back along the highs and lows along the road that led to seeing the dream of becoming an author a reality.
Markdown for Writers
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Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Markdown for Writers is a guide to using Markdown and MultiMarkdown in the creation of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts and the creation of ebooks.
How To Write An Ebook In Only 30 days
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Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by madhouseMEDIA. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Geoff Hughes puts down the challenge to anyone who has every wanted to write a book but can't find the time to get on with it. You can write an eBook in only 30 days if you follow this day by day motivational guide. Take the 30 day challenge! Geoff Hughes is the author of Beautiful Lies and regularly blogs on writing and motivation and independent publishing at www.madhousemedia.com.au/blog
Steps to a Rocking Self-Publishing Career
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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This short guide is the result of conducting several interviews as part of The Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast. It shares some of the essential tips, strategies and lessons from the first ten episodes of the show. Whether you listen to the podcast or not, this guide should be packed with useful and actionable information you can use to 'rock' you indie career.
Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
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Series: Smashwords Guides, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2008. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
(4.89 from 123 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.