“Using SMASHWORDS as your eBook Publisher” takes an inside look at how to get the best from online ebook distributor, Smashwords. Written by author, Graham Murray, who has over 100 books published through this channel. [9500 words]. It is honest, brutal and a must-read for anyone considering publishing an ebook.
Of the several million species that inhabits planet Earth, none is more abusive to its offspring than Homo sapiens – Man. Millions of children are abused every day somewhere in the world, both physically and sexually. Most accounts go unreported. “JOE” is a fictional account of one young girl’s life of abuse. The circumstances portrayed here are typical, albeit moderated for public consumption.
Many men fantasize about a MILF. But when a young man meets KARA, his girlfriend’s incredibly HOT and SEXY mother, she redefines MILF by fulfilling his wildest sexual DREAMS and FANTASIES. It’s a relationship based on mutual LUST and their lives will never be the same again. Not as long as they can act out their most intimate SEXUAL SECRETS and DESIRES! History is doomed to repeat itself. 
EROTICA is the single biggest-selling genre of all time! But why has it become a worldwide obsession? Is erotica just porn? Covers controversial topics and tackles the myriad rules and regulations for writing about SEX and erotica. How are EROTIC stories kept fresh and invigorating? A must-read for anyone interested in sex and erotica or writing. [ADULT] [5200 words]
The advent of ebooks has changed the traditional way we used to calculate page counts and number of words in a piece of writing. What is a novel now? And a short story? What other terminology and concepts have ebooks changed? You’ll be surprised . . .
“THE ULTIMATE COMPENDIUM OF EROTICA” is a collection of 15 of the HOTTEST, RAUNCHIEST and SEXIEST adult narratives ever written to blow your mind! With its fast and furious action, vivid descriptions and uninhibited use of EROTIC adult language, this compilation is sure to become a treasured addition to any eroticist’s library. Includes the bonus psychological thriller, “Lex Talionis.” [80,000]
FOR THE TAKING is for all erotica aficionados. But be warned; I don’t pussy-foot or dick around. I write hard-core, hard-hitting scenes not intended for wimps or the feint-hearted. If you can’t stand the heat, keep out of my bedroom, especially as all my stories are all based on real-life events. Yeah, I’m that kind of girl and no, I don’t do kittens, sunsets or flowers.
Is there life after death? Was Jesus a real person? Are we all just lambs to the slaughter? So many questions, so few answers. Designed to evoke an emotional response, this ebook is an alternate view on the traditional take of the Life of Jesus and the Bible, and is not for the feint-hearted or fanatically religious. Off-beat and often humourous, it is nevertheless biting.
Smashwords Style Guide
on April 16, 2013
Our observations support the fact that it is not so much the ‘Styleguide’ that users find difficult to comprehend, but rather Microsoft WORD itself!
Reading through some of the comments here, it is clear that many authors have ‘fiddled’ with WORD and activated all manner of hidden ‘extras’ that interfere with their work, i.e. auto this that and the other and hidden bookmarks are typical. All of these ‘auto’ gadgets under WORD need to be switched off, period!
It is in any author’s interest to spend a few hours getting to grips with, and understanding how STYLES work under MS-WORD as they are the KEY to successful publishing.
A default installation of MS-WORD (Office 2003 works best by far) has everything you need to publish your first book. Once you have published your first book, simply make a template and then dump all other works into the template, ready for publishing.
There are really only a half dozen or so ‘rules’ for making WORD work with Smashwords, and these are the fundamentals of WORD itself. Instead of spending hours, days or weeks wrestling with the Styleguide and driving yourself insane, why not spend some time with WORD and learn how it works first?
At LIVING BOOKS USA, we use templates for different genres, i.e. fiction/non-fiction, and then simply dump authors’ works into these templates. We rarely have any problems with publishing, and if we do, it is usually something silly that WE omitted or forget to do.
The Styleguide assumes that the user is au fait with their publishing software, which 93% of all PC users use for their writing.
Granted, Smashwords’ publishing rules ARE definitely weird in some places (can’t mix block paragraphs with indented paragraphs, which is incredibly frustrating for professional writers?), but overall, the Styleguide is a companion to MS-WORD and is designed to help you get the most out of your publishing software and to have your books accepted first time, every time.