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The Book Blueprint: Expert Advice for Creating Industry-Standard Print Books
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,050. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Learn to create industry-standard print books. Includes: How to pick fonts for your books, step-by-step instructions for dealing with short-run offset book printers, understanding the "language of printing," deciding between print-on-demand and offset printing, designing details like running heads, text breaks, and indexes for your book. With almost 100 illustrations.
Plot MD
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Hook readers and never lets them go! No matter if you like to plan your novels out ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants, you'll be given the hands-on tools to improve your storytelling during all stages of your process. Covering a comprehensive set of skills from pacing to creating character arcs, Plot MD is perfect for a wide range of popular and genre fiction.
Self-Publish Strong Books 1-4
Price: Free! Words: 28,120. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Are you an author working to find a readership? Discover a comprehensive guide that will get you more reviews, a robust newsletter, and consistent book sales.
An Illustrated Guide to Getting Published - An Author 'How to…' Manual
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,280. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
Author John Chapman leads you through the intricacies of getting your book to readers. • Conventional publishing • Independent - Print on demand • Ebooks …the choices are up to you, and are not as tricky as you may believe. John directs you through cover design, book descriptions, keywords and book promotion because, unfortunately, getting sales is not so obvious.
Thinking Theme: The Heart of the Matter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Why do some books linger in memory long after they are read? The key is theme, giving your story a dynamic idea that lends it power and purpose. William Bernhardt explains what theme is, how it is best revealed, and how to find the theme that, handled correctly, will distinguish your book from all the others. Bernhardt explains how your book can have a positive impact on the world.
(Volume II) Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,600. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The second volume of the series for all writers of fantasy or science fiction----whether novels, short stories, games, or any other form of storytelling. Animals without ancestors, government control of reincarnation, the sex lives of demons, philosophical zombies and more.
Наука и технологии - ключевой фактор развития стран и регионов
Price: Free! Words: 39,470. Language: Russian. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
В сборнике научных трудов рассматриваются актуальные вопросы развития техники, инноваций, машиностроения, сельского хозяйства, строительства по материалам I Международного технического форума молодых ученых «Наука и технологии - ключевой фактор развития стран и регионов» (20 сентября 2017 г.).
MJ Magazine August 2017— Created By Authors for Authors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The tenth issue of MJ Magazine includes Featured Authors William McCauley, Sandra Brown, E.Z. Risky and Kathy Reichs; Writing tips, and Author Interviews featuring Linda Fairstein and Walter Mosley. Readers will also enjoy regular sections like Writing Tips, Book Reviews, Fran’s Picks and a featured Short Story.
Excellent Editing: The Writing Process
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Why do so many people start books they never finish? And why is the final product often so much less than what editors and agents want? Because writing is a process, and no steps can be omitted without impacting quality. Editing begins before you start writing and doesn't end until the book is in print (if then). This book explains what's worth doing, when, and how to produce a exceptional book.
Sizzling Style: Every Word Matters
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Often aspiring writers are frustrated by rejection, not realizing that the problem is not the story but the way they are telling it. In this book, Bernhardt brings his down-to-earth approach to the subject of style, revealing everything you need to write with the art and craft of a seasoned professional. Bernhardt goes beyond memorizing rules to transform your work and take it to a higher level.
Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read? And what’s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal? The answer to both questions is: Premise. A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers. William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout novels: originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, and emotional appeal.
Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Dynamic dialogue can turn an ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. William Bernhardt explains matching character and dialogue, avoiding dialogue that’s “on-the-nose,” using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud, dialogue beats, subtext, and using dialogue to enrich your story and quicken the pace.
Writers' Handbook 2018
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,310. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2018 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,400 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2017 edition, and nearly 400 brand new entries.
Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Even the most interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey—the plot—fails. Bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict while fulfilling the plot structures--the journeys--that have always delighted readers.
Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. He uses examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code to explain this in a direct, uncomplicated manner.
Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing.
Mapping the Hero’s Journey With Tarot: 33 Days To Finish Your Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Any one can start a book. Finishing it, like most goals, can seem impossible. Especially if you want to deliver a quality product people will recommend. All published authors will tell you one thing—there's no one way to the finish line other than writing. Arwen Lynch, published in fiction and non-fiction, will show you how you can use a pack of cards to get your story line arced and sparked!
Flash Memoir: Writing Prompts to Get You Flashing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,610. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
We begin with a sudden memory, follow it to see where it leads. Yet so many of us tend to ignore these flashes.Using a process I call write right now, I help the writer to harvest the urgency of sudden memories.The prompts in this book are designed to spur memories, to get you writing. I’ll also direct you to resources, authors to read and study, and places to submit.
Ultimate Self Publishing Guide: 2.0 Self Publishing Platform and Self Publishing 2017
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,800. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Ultimate Self Publishing Guide is a process to make a minimum amount viable book. It is utilized to really get your book out there and build momentum for you. In Ultimate Self Publishing Guide, you will: Learn the methods for publishing Use concept prefer to Startup for your book Find out the precise tools used to create & publish a publication in 30 days.
The Checklist: Indie Publishing My Way
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Checklist: Indie Publishing My Way gives author and mentor Marsha Ward's perspective and the checklist of the processes she uses to publish her books . . . her way. A step-by-step, easy to follow handbook to the publication process.

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