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Secrets to a Great Author Biography
By Fireblade Publishers
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: British English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(2.00 from 1 review)
Learn a few easy secrets to writing a great author biography that will entice potential readers to read your book/s.
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.
Formatting for Kindle (Using Word & Basic HTML to Upload Your Novel to Amazon)
By J. Thorn
Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A step-by-step guide for turning a novel (in the form of a Word 2010 document) into a formatted ebook that can be uploaded and sold on Amazon from J. Thorn, a Top 100 Horror Author, Amazon Rank 2013.
First Mistakes - A Guide For Smashwords Fiction Writers
By David Blake
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
One of the most important, and also one of the most overlooked components of a story writer's work is the very first sentence. This simple writers' guide uses real examples from Smashwords to examine what makes a good opening line, and the common mistakes writers make.
E-Book Formatting for Novelists: A step-by-step guide for the independent novelist or small press
By K.C. May
Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Desktop publishing
This intermediate-level guide for Microsoft Windows users is intended to help you format an ebook using free software tools. This book assumes you have a comfortable, working knowledge of Windows, that you know how to download and install software, create text files and perform operations like copy/paste, search/replace and so forth. Familiarity with Microsoft Word styles is highly recommended.
For Mom, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Love, An Excuse For Company
By Eustacia Tan
Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Volume 7 of An Excuse For Company celebrates our wonderful mothers! Happy Mother's Day!
Start Typing That Book!
By Jacobus Kotze
Price: Free! Words: 29,250. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This is a short article on what pitfalls the author experienced when he published his first books online. It gives valuable advice to the prospective writer in what to do and how to deal with negative reviews which is part and parcel of any book. Simply put, negative reviews are necessary for sales and not a big deal unless you allow it to become more important than what it is.
The Ebook Writer, One Author's Journey
By Scott A. Borgman
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A personal look back along the highs and lows along the road that led to seeing the dream of becoming an author a reality.
Compulsively Writing More Fiction 2012
By Kate Policani
Price: Free! Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Kate has compiled and reorganized useful blog posts she wrote in 2012. Kate writes her blog to promote her books and to journal her path through Self-publishing. Her experiences can help you to achieve your dream of publishing your book, whether you choose to self-publish, publish traditionally, or just write for your own enjoyment. Kate Policani is a homemaker and compulsive writer from Seattle.
Library Catalog: Reference Guide to Written Literature by Rod Island
By Rod Island
Price: Free! Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
UPDATED 2/23/2013, 8:37 am PST: This is a library catalog of literature by author Rod Island. It is designed to provide a downloadable copy of the listed works by the author for easier browsing offline or with an eReader. It lists goals and aspirations with what I hope to achieve with publishing literature and establishing myself as a successful author with the help of a fan base of readers
How to Edit, Revise and Rewrite Your Novel--A Quick and Simple Guide
By Gordon Kessler
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 1 review)
How to Edit, Revise and Rewrite Your Novel--A Quick and Simple Guide is a companion to How to Write a Novel--Storytelling, the Writer and the EBook Novel. This guide to the editing process will help you prepare and get your novel manuscript in professional shape to ePublish or to submit to the traditional publishing industry's agents and editors.
A Quick Guide Through the Publishing Maze
By Ann Summerville
You set the price! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You’ve finished your book and are ready to see it in print. Where do you start? Find an agent Major publishing house Vanity press University press Print on Demand Self Publish What do these mean? Author, Ann Summerville explains the different publishing options and walks you through the self publishing process.
Quickie Guide to Formatting Your Book for Smashwords
By Cynthia Joyce Clay
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Oestara Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 1 review)
A bare bones checklist to help you format your book for Smashwords(TM).
How to Make an E-Book Cover with Gimp PART 2
By J. R. Whittaker
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Graphics and design
(4.00 from 1 review)
Due to the large size of this e-book I had to break it into 2 parts. How to Make an E-Book Cover with Gimp PART 1 and How to Make an E-Book Cover with Gimp PART 2. (FREE) The second part is FREE but will make no sense without Part 1.
Self-Publishing Tips and Tricks
By Jason Z. Christie
Price: Free! Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A guide to the ins and outs of Createspace, ACX, KDP and more. For the beginning to intermediate self-publisher.
The Complete Amateur’s Guide to Self-Publishing in the Digital Age
By Diana Brown
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The short, easy guide for the rest of us! Self-Publishing guides are full of all of the information we need to do it ourselves - leaving us swimming in details that we often don't really understand. This brief guide gives a basic outline of how to publish your book, in the equivalent of about a dozen printed pages.
A Silicon Valley Writer Volume 2 (2010-2011) (Blog Postings)
By C.D. Reimer
Series: A Silicon Valley Writer Blog Postings. Price: Free! Words: 14,760. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The second volume of blog postings from A Silicon Valley Writer about writing and being a writer, featuring 22 blog postings from 2010 through 2011: "A Dead Tree Traditionalist Among eReaders," "Letting Short Stories Lie Fallow," "The Fiction Reprint Market Is Dead!" and "Why I’m NOT Joining Amazon’s KDP Select Program".
Self Publishing Books 101: Helping You Get Published and Noticed!
By Shelley Hitz
Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Body and Soul Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Self publishing print books has never been easier. With the print on demand technology that is now available to us through companies like CreateSpace, it has made the process of self publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there aren't huge upfront costs either. However, there are certain steps to self publishing that you need to know.
Terry Kepner's Quickstart Guide to Smashwords Publishing
By Terry Kepner
Price: Free! Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Do you find the Smashwords’ Style Guide intimidating/difficult to use? Are you getting Autovetter errors that don’t help? Have you uploaded your eBook many times and wonder if you will ever succeed? Terry Kepner’s Quickstart Guide to Smashwords Publishing uses twelve easy steps to get your eBook successfully through Smashwords’ Autovetter, usually the first time, and into the Premium Catalog.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
By Hayley Sherman
Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?