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How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
By Morgan Stone
Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
Writing the Journey
By Lady Li Andre
Price: Free! Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Writing the Journey aids writers of all levels in creating a Journey Framework for a story and fleshing it out. It also includes tips for writing the finished story.
101 Book Marketing Tips
By Heather Hart
Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 1 review)
101 Book Marketing Tips for authors from marketing expert and internationally best-selling author, Heather Hart
Blogging for Freedom: Achieve Happiness & Financial Success by Sharing Your Passion
By Peter Abundant
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Learn from the top bloggers! Blogging is one of the best ways to share your message with the world.
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
By King Kaufman
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
Elei’s Chronicles: origins
By Chrystalla Thoma
Price: Free! Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A short essay on the world-building and origins of the series Elei's Chronicles (Rex Rising, Rex Cresting, Rex Equilibrium, Rex Aftermath). For readers who have already read at least book 1 in the series.
Authors & Publishers Must Die!
By James Roy Daley
Price: Free! Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the mouth of an author, and a publisher: Authors and Publishers Must Die! is filled to the rim with straightforward MUST READ advice for the author in your life… with no punches pulled!
Dos and Don'ts for Indie Authors
By Fireblade Publishers
Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This guide provides a brief compendium that covers everything from your motivation for becoming an indie author to tips for dealing with negative reviews. It advises you on everything from avoiding mistakes when self-promoting your books to ways to pinpoint your target audience. It has been created to help indie authors to stay focussed by following a list of simple steps to promote
My Favourite Authors
By David Webber II
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Essay » Author profile
Just a short file about a few of my favorite authors on Smashwords and some of the stuff they've written.
Guidelines for New Authors: Introductory Advice for Independent Writers
By Louise Harnby
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
These introductory guidelines help the less experienced independent writer navigate some of the core issues in the publishing process and ensure that they are working with the appropriate editorial consultant.
The Ultimate Digital Book Promotion Handbook - The Author's Guide To Finding Places To Promote Your Book Online
By Jim Kukral
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Cheapest, Fastest Way To Learn How To Promote Your Books Online! This book could be the difference between making 10 sales of your book, or 10,000. As an author you realize that if you want to sell a lot of books, you’re going to need to find the best ways to promote it. There are hundreds of new tools, resources and websites that you can utilize to help you promote your book, but finding th
Flying Chipmunk Publishing Catalog
By Terry Kepner
Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
December 2012 catalog of the 158 books, classic children's and adult, and modern books published by Flying Chipmunk Publishing.
Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen
By Jake Vander Ark
Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
There are hundreds of fantastic books about writing for hopeful authors to choose from, but most of them are boring, complicated, and bogged down by filler. This little book is brief, straight forward, and easy to understand.
Useful Publications and Resources from the Care Council for
By Care Council
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: British English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A major part of the Care Council’s work is about making sure that all social workers, social care workers, service users and carers have access to up-to-date information, guidance, tools and research on best practice. Here are the Care Council’s recent major publications and resources with information about their content and how to access them.
Stepwise: eBook and Print-on-Demand Formatting Using Word 2010
By Arshad Ahsanuddin
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 1 review)
A simplified approach to formatting for indie authors, suitable for generating Kindle, EPUB, and Smashwords ebook editions, as well as CreateSpace print editions.
The Backward Approach to Ebook Success
By Ted Summerfield
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Thinking of writing an ebook? Not sure how to go about it? This ebook contains important do’s and don’ts on marketing ebooks, pricing ebooks, and using social networks. It also provides useful sales and genre data, and demonstrates how using the personal knowledge and experiences described in this ebook will improve your foray into the world of self-publishing.
Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips on How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft
By James Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
New writers often worry more about how to sell their book instead of writing a polished story in the first place. They have the pedal pressed to the floor when they shouldn't have gotten in the ride at all, so to speak. In "Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft," we go back to the basics.
Seven Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Making An eBook
By Molly Rider
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(2.00 from 1 review)
Would you like to be seen as an expert in your field? An ebook is an incredible tool for building your business. It can easily improve your business's bottom line and sustainability. Here I will share seven key mistakes to avoid when making an ebook. Avoiding these costly mistakes now, will save you time and money later. And, if you are anything like me, you don't have either to waste!
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.
How to Sell Your Baby: A Quick Guide to Promoting Your Book
By Nandi Berry
Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
An author's guide to promoting their books. If your a new author or been at it a while every one needs a little help. This guide over views online and off-line promo as well as in dept how to work with book bloggers. With quotes from real readers, book bloggers, and reviewers about what they think and what works.