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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 & books
(4.76 from 121 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.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Genre and Rating Guide
Price: Free! Words: 263,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
SH = Scary Horror SF = Science Fiction SI = Shootist SO = Sorcery Fantasy SU = Supernatural Fantasy SL = Sleuth SD = Soldier SE = Speculative SP = Sport SY = Spy ST = Study SP = Superhero SW = Swords Second Position N = Novel C = Collection A = Anthology M = Magazine O = Omnibus S = Short Story E = Excerpt R = Serial X = Non-Fiction Out Of 5 Stars
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 521,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Writing Tips From Authors
Price: Free! Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Invaluable Writing tips for the new author. These are tips from real authors sitting down for a chat to talk about their writing experiences.
Pimp My Fiction: Write A Bestselling Novel By Learning Powerful Writing Techniques
Series: Writers' Resource Series. Price: Free! Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Don’t Just Write A Novel ~ Writing A Bestselling Novel Writing a bestselling novel needs excellent writing technique guides to help you at every stage of creating a page-turning novel. Pimp My Fiction will provide you with armfuls of books on every writing subject to improve your novel writing, transform your novel into a page turning bestseller and ensure your success as a novelist.
Space Opera and Planetary Romance Reader Guide
Price: Free! Words: 62,850. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A ratings guide for these sub-genres of Science Fiction, both by Author and by Type.
The Complete Guide to the Year’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Price: Free! Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(1.50 from 2 reviews)
A complete list of the stories in every Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror book, grouped by editor and ordered by volume.
Guide to the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Price: Free! Words: 51,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
All the 5 star, 4.5 star and 4 star novels, collections, anthologies and short stories.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
(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?
Why Authors Fail: 17 Mistakes Self Publishing Authors Make That Sabotage Their Success (And How To Fix Them)
Price: Free! Words: 24,710. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Becoming a massively successful self-published author isn't easy. Even just one missing link in an otherwise perfect plan can kill your results. Multiple #1 bestselling author Derek Doepker has made the mistakes for you and found a way to overcome them. Now he'll take you by the hand to show you the principles you need to follow to guarantee long-term success as a self-published author.
Laird Barron (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 166,680. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Horror » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
About the work of horror writer Laird Barron, and is a companion to the Laird Barron (ology) website http://lairdbarron.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. Barron as a writer often works in a Lovecraft type tradition, using his own Pacific Northwest and in particular Washington State mythos. Also noir influences.
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Compulsively Writing More Fiction 2012
Price: Free! Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
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.
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 306,550. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The second volume about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Catfish: Volumes 46-50
Price: Free! Words: 26,340. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
This anthology of the zine Catfish contains reviews of music, books, and film.
How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent (excerpt)
Price: Free! Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
The first book written from an active literary agent's perspective that teaches authors why agents reject or accept manuscripts; why they decide to represent certain authors and not represent others; the best way to approach agents; the best way to work with an agent on a daily basis; and that offers them dozens of specific resources to make the difference in getting published.
How to Become a Successful Beta Reader Book 1: Learning the Fundamentals of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 41,040. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Turn Your Passion for Fiction into a Fascinating "Anywhere Ya Want" Gig—with Beta Reading!
The Writing Submission Schedule Guide 2013
Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you are ready to submit your masterpiece for publication, this guide will help you strategize where to place your submission. By organizing information on hundreds of literary publications' reading periods chronologically, you will immediately know who is ready to read your work, and as an ebook, you will have the clickable website links you need to immediately submit your prose or poetry.
Self−Publishing Tools, Tips, and Techniques
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,340. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Self-publishing has exploded in popularity in recent years. Since 2009, I have been self-publishing my books and my wife's books, and we've helped more than 30 clients to publish their own books—a total of about 80 books. This book distills what I've learned about the process. I hope it will enable you to self-publish your book at little or no cost and not fall prey to scams.
Show, Don't Tell - How to Write Vivid Descriptions, Handle Backstory, and Describe Your Characters’ Emotions
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: Free! Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"Show, don’t tell" is probably the single most-important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. This book will help you spot telling in your own manuscript and turn bland passages into powerful scenes that will keep your readers turning pages.

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