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So, you’ve written a book, and now it is time to self-publish it. But what about the ISBN number? Do you need one for an ebook? And what even is an ISBN number… and where do you get one? There is conflicting information and advice online, so let’s look at the official source – the ISBN International Organisation – to answer our questions. A quick search engine query will most likely indicate that ebooks don’t need an ISBN number – but beware of hinkey online sources, because according to the ISBN organisation handbook, “ISBNs are not only for print books; in fact

When publishing an eBook through Amazon, there’s an extensive list of requirements and standards that need to be met in order for your book to be accepted for publishing, not the least of which is proper formatting. Previously, we outlined a few formatting tips to help you get started, but given the plethora of additional steps required to format your eBook properly, the time you could be using to write your next book is instead spent on fiddling with formatting software and making sure every little technical detail is correct. If you’re interested in saving these precious hours of your day,

What do Anne Rice, Mark Twain, and Ayn Rand all have in common? They are all pen names. We are all exposed to works written under a pseudonym, whether we are aware of it or not. As a writer yourself, you may want to consider adopting a pen name. This article will help you determine whether or not that’s a good idea and set a framework for choosing your own. It is generally a good rule of thumb to use your legal name and not a pen name. Promoting your work becomes more difficult if you’re using a pen name, and

Your book is finished. It has been edited. People seem to like it. But can self-published books be sold in book stores? How can I now become that guy and walk into a bookstore and see it there, or, better still, have them hold a promotional launch for me and my masterpiece? Answer: not easily, but this is not impossible to achieve either. Can Self-Published Books Be Sold in Bookstores? Firstly, a self-published ebook that is selling well could have a chance of being sold in high street or mall bookstores if someone does their homework and legwork. Who? You, of course! As

So, you’ve completed your book manuscript – Congratulations! But what happens when book formatting for Kindle is the next step? All that time, effort and care has gone into writing it, to having it edited and proofread, getting the details just perfect. Such a sense of satisfaction! Now to e-publish it… on Amazon’s Kindle, of course. Just a couple of questions to start… Book Formatting for Kindle FAQ Have you thought about what page size should you use when preparing for an ePub conversion of your manuscript? Do you know if you will need a classic US Letter size, an A4 page, an

Congratulations, you’ve published your eBook on Amazon! But do you know how to print a Kindle ebook? You don’t have to stop at digital copies. Whether it’s for marketing purposes, reaching new readers, increasing sales, or you simply prefer the smell of a fresh book, you have the option of turning your manuscript into a paperback book to sell alongside the eBook version on Amazon.   How to Print a Kindle eBook - The Process   Creating the paperback version of your eBook through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is extremely easy if you have already gone through the steps required to create your eBook.

In recent years, the ‘guest blog’, even for romance book bloggers, has become a powerful and often free tool to promote books. Contacting niche Romance bloggers is something you can do to promote your book, in addition to your other marketing ideas. What are romance book bloggers niche site? Niche bloggers are sites that cater to specific aspects of your audience, and some of them might not just focus on your exact genre. For example, if you have written a Romance novel based in a certain city, you may also find non-Romance bloggers in that city who would like to write about

In our previous blog post about publishing your ebook on Amazon, we covered how to format your book so that it can be published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service. Here, we’ll give you a summary of all the steps needed on how to publish your eBook on Amazon, from account setup to pricing. Step 1: Prepare your manuscript and cover As described in our previous blog post, you will need to format your eBook accordingly so that it can be read on a Kindle. While you can use Amazon’s Kindle Create and Cover Creator programs to assist you, Word-2-Kindle offers

Whether your interest in this article was sparked by finding out what a beta reader actually is, or you already have some idea and you’re looking for some guidance on how to go about becoming one, then a succinct definition of the role and a more general introduction to a beta reader’s work and development are both needed. What is a beta reader? Beta readers are the people who writers go to when they need the first reactions to a new book or publication. By giving the book’s contents an honest read-through before it has been manipulated by other parties, such as

If you are wondering how to create an eBook in Word then you have come to the right place! Most eBooks use three basic formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI, to improve readability and portability between reading devices. Although you can hire a professional (for instance at Word-2-Kindle.com) to do the hard work for you, or even download special software for making an eBook, you can also make your own e-book using any MS Word document, and later convert the book into one of the other e-formats. An eBook can be made from any Microsoft Word document in .doc or .docx

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