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Getting More Done is about quickly converting chaos to order in your workplace. Busy people do not have time for cluttered writing and complexity, so this book is short and simple. It includes 10 easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement steps to help you realize more of your potential and enjoy work more.This book is about turning things around, replacing frantic motion with constructive action, being highly focused, highly organized, highly productive, and creating a joyful and balanced lifestyle.
The Complete Step-by-Step Guide To Publishing Books, Articles & Other Content for the Amazon Kindle (Creating Your Own Success Story with New Technologies)
Here's the do-it-yourself guide to creating your own success story with new technologies: the book that is helping thousands of authors and publishers to make a smooth and profitable transition to the digital publishing future, by Stephen Windwalker, the man who has learned from his experiences as an author, bookseller, and publishing executive to sell more copies than any other author in Amazon's Kindle Bookstore. Chapters include: A Step-by-Step Approach to Publishing a Kindle Edition of Your Book or Document, Publishing Your Fiction on the Kindle Platform, Start Earning a Living Today Writing Articles for the Kindle, The Business Side of Kindle Publishing, and Rebel Distribution and Amazon's Marketplace of the Mind: Why You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle. This handy manual runs 142-pages in print-length; 41,000 words.
The e-book era has launched thousands of writing careers and holds tremendous promise for future growth. Here's how one author went from self-publishing his first e-book to becoming a full-time author in a little more than a year. While offering general tips on business, craft, product development, and marketing, its primary goal is to inspire you to embrace your creative entrepreneurship and success.Bonus essays by successful indie authors J.A. Konrath, Zoe Winters, Vincent Zandri, Guido Henkel, and Vicki Tyley and graphic designer Lon Shapiro.Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including the Top 100 Kindle bestsellers Liquid Fear and Disintegration, as well as some books that only sell a few copies a month. He also edited the charity writing manual Write Good or Die. He published six books in the traditional press, three in the small press, and now publishes primarily as an indie author.If you're buying this book to sell a million copies, you probably won't be happy. If you are buying this book to be happy, you probably have a better chance of selling a million copies.
Are you a writer?This book was written for you.It doesn't matter if you're just getting your ears wet and learning your craft, or if you're a seasoned pro with an extensive backlist. The Newbie's Guide to Publishing contains all of the information you need to understand the writing business and maximize your sales and success.There's over 370,000 words of writing advice, tips, tricks, and observations. That's more than 1100 pages. It's the biggest book on writing and publishing ever put together, featuring hundreds of essays on the following topics:WRITING - More than forty essays, covering everything you need to know to craft fiction.BREAKING IN - Over forty essays on how to find an agent and sell your writing. PUBLISHING - More than twenty essays about the publishing business, and how it works.PROMOTION - Over fifty essays on marketing, advertising, and self-promotion.TOURING - Extensive, in-depth details on how to do book tours and signings.INTERNET - Dozens of essays on how writers can effectively use the world wide web.EBOOKS - Speculation and real-life examples of digital publishing, the Kindle, print on demand, and self-publishing.MOTIVATION - Over fifty essays guaranteed to enlighten and inspire your writing efforts.Plus many, many more.It also includes a foreword and several bonus essays by bestselling author Barry Eisler.About the AuthorJ.A. Konrath has written dozens of novels and hundreds of short stories. His work has been published in over a dozen countries, and there are millions of copies of his fiction in print.His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, has been named one of Writer's Digest Magazine's Best Web Sites. In a 12 month period, he sold over 35,000 self-published ebooks on Amazon Kindle.He's been featured in Writer's Digest, Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Book Page, Entertainment Weekly, and The Huffington Post. Konrath is known as the hardest working author in the business, having toured more than 1200 bookstores. He's done successful blog tours, sent over 7000 letters to libraries, and has been flown all across the country to speak on the topics of publishing, marketing, ebooks, and self-promotion. Under the pen name Jack Kilborn, he wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas. The Jack Daniels thriller series has houndreds of thousands of books in print around the world. The latest is Shaken, published by AmazonEncore.
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business, the ever-evolving manual supports the writing blog writegoodordie.blogspot.com.All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.
The Smashwords Style Guide has helped indie authors produce and publish over 65,000 high-quality ebooks. Over 100,000 copies downloaded in three years!This guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create and format an ebook using Microsoft Word.The Smashwords Style Guide is required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel. Authors and publishers who don't yet use Smashwords can still benefit from the Guide. It provides detailed information on how ebook formatting is different from print formatting, and it offers step by step illustrated instructions on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.INSIDE THE SMASHWORDS STYLE GUIDEGETTING STARTEDWelcome to Smashwords!Do-it-yourself, or hire help?Good formatting examplesWhat Smashwords publishes, what we don?t publishFive common formatting mistakes to avoidHow Smashwords publishes booksHow Smashwords distributes booksHow ebook formatting is different from print formattingHow we convert your book into multiple ebook formatsThe three secrets to ebook formattingHow to avoid (and fix) AutoVetter errorsIntroduction to Meatgrinder conversion systemYour required source fileUnderstanding the different ebook formatsFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSFORMATTINGPre-PrepMaking Word BehaveStep 1: Make a back upStep 2: Activate Word?s Show/HideStep 3: Turn off Word?s ?AutoCorrect? and ?AutoFormat? featuresStep 4: Eliminate text boxesStep 5: The Nuclear MethodFormattingStep 6: Unify Manuscript around Normal paragraph styleStep 7: Managing and modifying paragraph styles, fontsStep 7a. How to choose the best paragraph separation method (first line indent or block?)Step 7b: How to implement your chosen paragraph separation methodStep 7b-a: How to define a proper first line indentStep 7b-b: How to define trailing ?after? space for block paragraphsStep 7b-c: Special tips for poetry, cookbooks and learning materialsStep 7b-d: How to define proper line spacingStep 8: Check your normalized textStep 9: Why you should never use tabs or the space bar for indentsStep 10: Managing paragraph returnsStep 11: Managing hyperlinksStep 12: Designating chapter breaks, page breaks, section breaksStep 13: Working with imagesStep 14: Text justificationStep 14a: Centering textStep 15: Managing font sizesStep 16: Style formatting, symbols and glyphsStep 17: Headers and footersStep 18: Margins, page sizes and indentsStep 19: Add the Heading style to your Chapter headers (optional)Building NavigationStep 20: Building navigation into the manuscriptStep 20a: Creating the NCXStep 20b: Creating the linked Table of ContentsStep 20c: Advanced link building (Footnotes, Endnotes)Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testingFront MatterStep 21: Front matterStep 21a: Blurbs (optional)Step 21b: Title and copyright page (required!)Step 21c: Add a Smashwords license statement below copyright pageThe End of Your BookStep 22: The end of your bookPOST-FORMATTINGStep 23: Preparing your cover imageStep 24: Review requirements for Premium Catalog distributionUploading Your Book to SmashwordsStep 25: How to upload your bookStep 26: How AutoVetter worksStep 27: After you publish ? check your workStep 27a: Check for EPUBCHECK compliance (important!)How to Market Your BookStep 28: Read the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (also available at Amazon)Helpful ResourcesSend FeedbackAbout the AuthorAPPENDIXKeyboard shortcuts (save hours with these tricks!)Revision: April 18, 2011
This book will teach you how to publish your book on the iPad using FastPencil. From idea through distribution and sales, you will learn every step of the writing and publishing process. When you have finished this book you will be able to confidently write, publish and sell your own book on the Apple iPad's iBookstoreâ??with just a few clicks.
5 STAR REVIEW - Mike Cyra, author of Emergency Laughter Well worth your time and your dollar.I purchased The DIY Guide To Social Media Marketing and eBook Publishing well after I had published my first eBook. As a first time, self-taught ebook publisher, I felt I had done things pretty good and my book was doing remarkably well. I decided to buy this guide book when I was getting ready to publish my second eBook for two reasons. One, I had forgotten everything I had done to properly publish the first book and I needed a current, easy to read, comprehensive format to guide me through the steps again. The second reason was I needed to step back, re-evaluate my first ebook and make sure I was utilizing every resource available to push my sales to the next level. I got everything I needed from Coral Russell?s DIY Guide book. It was the best dollar I ever spent. It refreshed my memory, guided me through the steps of self-publishing and showed me valuable things I hadn't done before. Above all it saved me time and frustration so I could get back to writing. There is a wealth of informational links in this book. I liked this because she had already investigated the best links to offer me and this saved me time...so I could get back to writing. I do recommend you view this book on a PC because of the amount of links in it. For me, it was easier and faster. I was very pleased with this guide book. I highly recommend it. What is in this eBook?Part ONE Writing Resources Critiquing/Editing/Proofreading A Good Book Cover A Catchy Book DescriptionPart TWO Blogging Social Media Platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Book groups - Goodreads, shelfari, LibraryThingPart THREE Formatting your eBook Uploading your eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, SmashwordsPart FOUR Book Marketing/Promotion/ReviewsPart FIVE Final Links and thoughtsSign up for the mailing list to receive free updates June and January at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sure, the advent of digital books is the most significant development in publishing since Gutenberg. But what does digital mean really, for agents, publishers, and most of all, for authors? What will the industry look like tomorrow, and what should authors be doing to properly position themselves today?Examining the history and mechanics of the publishing industry as it exists today, the way the digital revolution reflects recent events in Egypt and the Maghreb, and a completely inappropriate YouTube video featuring a randy monkey and an unlucky frog, bestselling authors (and friends) J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler show in this 35,000 word online discussion that digital isn't just the future, it's right now. Konrath, a pioneer in self-publishing, is now making over a half-million dollars a year through his self-published books, and Eisler just turned down a half-million dollar deal from one of the Big 6 NYC publishers to self-publish his latest novel. To find out why and what it all means for you, read on.Please feel free to repost all or any portion of this discussion with attribution and a link back to the authors. About the authorsJoe Konrath is the author of more than twenty novels and hundreds of short stories, written under the names J.A. Konrath (the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series), Jack Kilborn (Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, Draculas), and Joe Kimball (Timecaster.) Joe has a lot of names, apparently. He began self-publishing on Kindle in April, 2009. As of March, 2011, he's sold over 200,000 ebooks. On his blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, he has chronicled his writing journey. You can visit him at www.JAKonrath.com.Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler's bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous "Best Of" lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. The first book in Eisler's John Rain series, Rain Fall, is now a minor motion picture (kidding, it?s reasonably major) starring Gary Oldman. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law. You can find out more on his website, friend him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. He was also in the movie Freakonomics, which he forgot to tell Joe.
This is just a short rant about being an indie writer in a dog eat dog world.I also include some helpful hints about what it takes to self-publish, and some excerpts from my fiction.Length: 6,200 words
A free guide to publishing your book on Kindle with Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). KDP is a fast and easy self-publishing tool that lets anyone upload and format their titles for sale in the Kindle Store. It's Your Thing. Have a book you want to sell? Sign up with Kindle Direct Publishing and publish your content in the Amazon Kindle Store. Do It. If you have an Amazon.com account, you're already signed up with Kindle Direct Publishing. Start publishing now! Your Way. Kindle Direct Publishing gives you everything you need to become your own publisher today. See for yourself. Visit us at kdp.amazon.com
With the advent of digital publishing, more and more people are turning to writing as a hobby, as a way to make some extra money, and as a way to make a living. But where to start? Beginning writers, especially fiction writers, often have a lot of questions. To help answer those questions, author Ty Johnston has scoured the Web for 100 sites that can be of help to fiction writers.What you will find within are some of the best sites online for writers, specifically fiction writers. Many of these sites are loaded with advice for beginning writers and old pros alike. A handful of these sites are just for fun, but still helpful to fiction writers.No more searching for hours online. No more guessing what sites are useful and which ones are a waste of time. Within you will find not only the names of and links to 100 sites, but Ty's impressions and opinions about them.Ty wishes he had the information these 100 sites provide when he began his fiction writing career, and now they are available to you.About the author: Ty Johnston is an independent author and member of Monumental Works Group, a collection of speculative fiction authors. He is the author epic fantasy novels such as "City of Rogues" and "Ghosts of the Asylum," but he also pens the occasional horror tale and some literary pieces.
How I are Becomed a Very Much Gooder Author marries the ideologies of excellence in publishing and excellence in the craft of writing, assuming that they are interconnected. No matter where you are in your writing journey, this book will have something of more value to you than the cover price!