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release date: Nov 23, 2017
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Smashwords Guides (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Smashwords Style Guide has helped indie authors produce and publish over 130,000 high-quality ebooks. 200,000 copies of the Smashwords Style Guide have downloaded!

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, how to create a reflowable ebook, and it offers step by step illustrated instructions on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.

INSIDE THE SMASHWORDS STYLE GUIDE

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Smashwords!
Do-it-yourself, or hire help?
Good formatting examples
What Smashwords publishes, what we don’t publish
Five common formatting mistakes to avoid
How Smashwords publishes books
How Smashwords distributes books
How ebook formatting is different from print formatting
How we convert your book into multiple ebook formats
The three secrets to ebook formatting
How to avoid (and fix) AutoVetter errors
Introduction to Meatgrinder conversion system
Your required source file
Understanding the different ebook formats

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FORMATTING

Pre-Prep
Making Word Behave
Step 1: Make a back up
Step 2: Activate Word’s Show/Hide
Step 3: Turn off Word’s “AutoCorrect” and “AutoFormat” features
Step 4: Eliminate text boxes
Step 5: The Nuclear Method

Formatting
Step 6: Unify Manuscript around Normal paragraph style
Step 7: Managing and modifying paragraph styles, fonts
Step 7a. How to choose the best paragraph separation method (first line indent or block?)
Step 7b: How to implement your chosen paragraph separation method
Step 7b-a: How to define a proper first line indent
Step 7b-b: How to define trailing “after” space for block paragraphs
Step 7b-c: Special tips for poetry, cookbooks and learning materials
Step 7b-d: How to define proper line spacing
Step 8: Check your normalized text
Step 9: Why you should never use tabs or the space bar for indents
Step 10: Managing paragraph returns
Step 11: Managing hyperlinks
Step 12: Designating chapter breaks, page breaks, section breaks
Step 13: Working with images
Step 14: Text justification
Step 14a: Centering text
Step 15: Managing font sizes
Step 16: Style formatting, symbols and glyphs
Step 17: Headers and footers
Step 18: Margins, page sizes and indents
Step 19: Add the Heading style to your Chapter headers (optional)

Building Navigation
Step 20: Building navigation into the manuscript
Step 20a: Creating the NCX
Step 20b: Creating the linked Table of Contents
Step 20c: Advanced link building (Footnotes, Endnotes)
Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testing

Front Matter
Step 21: Front matter
Step 21a: Blurbs (optional)
Step 21b: Title and copyright page (required!)
Step 21c: Add a Smashwords license statement below copyright page

The End of Your Book
Step 22: The end of your book

POST-FORMATTING
Step 23: Preparing your cover image
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release date: Oct 07, 2017
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A to Z Canning and Preserving for Total Beginners : The Essential Canning Recipes and Canning Supplies Guide

Food that last forever


Includes links to 50 Healthy Mexican Recipe Videos



Preserving food to last through the cold months or packaging or bottling it to travel long distances has long been a concern. Napoleon stated, "An army travels on its stomach." He was referring to the problems involved with transporting sufficient food to keep his men fed. The Napoleonic soldiers were often hungry, thanks to the difficulty of transporting fresh food. Just to show that he was serious about solving this problem, he offered a reward of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a solution.


The award was given to Nicholas Appert in 1810. After trying a variety of methods – including attempting to remove air from his glass jars – he devised a method that worked. The food was placed in a glass bottle, then corked and sealed with wax. The glass bottles were then wrapped in canvas, and boiled in water. The result was bottled foodstuffs that could be transported, even though the jars were breakable. Appert published a book titled, The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances.


Two years later, Brian Donkin found a way to substitute tin for the fragile glass, and the canning industry was born. It made its way to American, where Gail Borden used the technique to preserve milk so it could be transported to the inner cities.


There were problems along the way with this journey toward portable food preservation. The first was the sealant used on the cans. The early ones were soldered closed using lead solder. Of course, if you are on a battlefield where you could be shot down at any minute, lead poisoning probably isn't high on your list of worries. Second, it took forty years before anyone invented a can opener. Napoleon's men were forced to use their swords to open the cans, a process that probably didn't do the sword any good, and no doubt was less than satisfactory for getting those cans opened without spilling the contents.


Readers might be wondering at this point why modern home canning is usually done in glass jars, following methods that are similar to the ones Appert developed. The answer is somewhat complex.


Canning in metal requires more specialized equipment than canning in jars. Once the cans are filled, the lids must be sealed on. The cans will then need to be heated to destroy bacteria. (The first ones were made fifty years before Louis Pasteur did his ground-breaking work, so neither Appert or Donkin knew why it was that some cans would be just fine, while others would spoil. In early canning efforts, if the can was sealed and did not bulge, it was presumed to be safe to eat. No one knew about botulism, that hidden killer that can lurk in an improperly bottled jar of green beans.


The equipment for canning in tins is more expensive than that needed to can in glass bottles. It is also easier to see if the food is still good when it is preserved in transparent glass. Incidentally, "can" is short for "canister." As we all know, canisters can be made from all sorts of materials, so if you've ever wondered why foodstuffs preserved in glass jars was said to the "canned," rather than "bottled", that is the explanation.


Since this is a book about the very basics of home canning, it only addresses putting up your food in glass. Preserving food in metal cylinders requires a specialized sealer is a technique for experienced food preservers.

release date: Sep 08, 2017
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Codependency: FREE: A Guide to Understand and Set Yourself Free from Co-dependency (Selp Help, Codependency, Codependant, Controlling)

Set Yourself FREE from Codependency!


This book is an attempt to show readers what co-dependency means in your lives. Is it harmful? Is it acceptable? Are you co-dependent? Do not worry if such questions come to your mind as, according to the latest studies, many people across the world are co-dependent in some way or the other. Co-dependency as a condition varies from person to person in degrees and severity. Not all co-dependents lead an unhappy and an unproductive life, while many live in a despicable and a desperate state.

The book is divided in two parts. Part one explains the meaning of co-dependency. The chapters take a look on how we become co-dependent and explain the ways in which readers can identify the symptoms of co-dependency in their lives. The second part of the book is a primer on how to break free and reach the goal of empowering your life. The chapters in the second part discuss the twelve-step program in detail and also elucidate the method to prevent a relapse into a co-dependent lifestyle once the individual manages to break free.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Find...


  • Defining Co-dependency
  • Core of Co-dependency
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Different Stages
  • Symptoms
  • Are you Co-dependent?
  • Recovery
  • Welcoming your True Self
  • The Twelve Steps Program
  • Much, much more...

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release date: Aug 14, 2014
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How To Bake: The Basics of Butter Cakes
Have you ever wondered why you need to have your butter “softened” or your ingredients at “room temperature” when mixing up a cake recipe? In How to Bake: The Basics of Butter Cakes you will learn the answers to these and many other baking questions. Jennifer Rao, a Chemical Engineer by trade, has been baking for over 20 years. She owns and operates her own cake decorating business, Around the World in 80 Cakes and regularly posts recipes and how-to videos on her website, http://www.80cakes.com.

In "How to Bake", Jennifer has compiled all that she has learned while walking you through every step of the cake baking process. Some of the topics she dives into include: how to bake a cake without a dome, understanding the different types of flour, why weighing ingredients is better than measuring by volume, what each step of the batter mixing process means and how it is important as well as many other helpful topics. It also includes Jennifer’s recipes for basic yellow cake and American buttercream frosting. The appendix contains an extensive Reference section with recommendations for kitchen tools, ingredients, and other helpful baking books.
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release date: Aug 01, 2015
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History: British History in 50 Events: From First Immigration to Modern Empire (English History, History Books, British History Textbook) (History in 50 Events Series Book 11)

Do you want to know how the small British Isles became one of the most important empires in world history?


Read about the 50 most important events in British History, from the first immigration to the post World War 2 Era.



This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the British history. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever.

Some of them include:

- Stonehenge is completed (2,000 B.C.)
- Romans Invade Britain (43 A.D.)
- The Declaration of Arbroath (1320)
- The Battle of Hastings (1066)
- The Defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588)
- The Glorious Revolution (1688)
- Act of Union between England and Scotland (1707)
- Queen Victoria Ascends to the Throne (1837)
- British Broadcasting Corporation is established (1927)
- Good Friday Agreement (1998)

and many many more

The book includes pictures and explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in histoy.

Download your copy now!





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release date: Jun 21, 2011
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JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide (second edition) Revised and Expanded
This guide is intended to provide you with the essential information to make your first small jars in a safe and enjoyable way. It will guide you through all stages from preparation to storage of your products.

You will discover the principles of conservation for different types of food, the benefits of home canning, the recommended methods as well as the ones to avoid.

Then you will learn the two proper methods of treatment: the boiling water bath and the pressure canning methods. You will find a list of essential equipment and the detailed steps for a successful canning experience.

Finally you will gain some hands on experience with our easy and delicious recipes.

This guide do not claim to be scientific or complete. We simply wants to give you the tools you need to get into the fun activity of preparing your home preserves.

About this second edition:
Following the success of the first edition, and thanks to some suggestions from our readers, we offer this revised version, corrected and expanded. We have included the imperial and some tables on the processing time for the preservation of the most popular fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish. We also cover the effect of altitude on the processing time and pressure required for the safe canning of foods.

Improving on the initial contents of this document we have also redesigned it to make it more educational, more fun to read and use.

We hope that this new revision will meet your expectations and wish you a successful canning experience and "Bon appetit"

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12 recipes that will allow you to practice the canning techniques. They are divided into three levels of complexity:

Level 1 = easy. The recipes are very simple. You can focus on techniques for canning without too much worry about the recipe itself.
Recipe # 1 - Apple sauce with a touch of nutmeg and vanilla (boiling water method)
Recipe # 2 - Canned Pears (boiling water method)
Recipe # 3 - Canned fresh tomatoes (pressure canning method)
Recipe # 4 - Canned Carrots (pressure canning method)

2 = medium level. The recipes are a little more elaborate. There are more steps before moving on to canning.
Recipe # 5 - Tangerine marmalade (boiling water method)
Recipe # 6 – Pork Cretons à la JeBouffe (pressure canning method)
Recipe # 7 - Quick and Tasty Green Ketchup (boiling water method)
Recipe # 8 - Marinara Sauce (pressure canning method)

Level 3 = complex. The recipes are longer and more complex. There are more steps before moving on to canning.
Recipe # 9 - Plum jam with cinnamon (boiling water method)
Recipe # 10 - Nectarine Chutney (pressure canning method)
Recipe # 11 - Cherries and Raspberries Spread (boiling water method)
Recipe # 12 - Kedjenou chicken (pressure canning method)

By following these recipes step by step, we guarantee the success of your first home preserves. After having practiced the basic techniques you can apply them to your favorite recipes and get our book "JeBouffe Home Canning Recipes volume1" for even more idea.
release date: Feb 01, 2015
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17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES: TRUE CRIME (BUS STOP READS)
BUS STOP READS ARE SHORT QUICK READS

17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES



TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS
Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?
Yet, history is full of instrumentally violent women: women who have fought wars and battles throughout the world, with no less ferociousness than men, women such as Dynamis of Bosphorous, who starved her husband to death and took control of his kingdom, or Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in the 5th century, who conducted a brilliant but brutal military campaign against the Greeks. Mary Tudor, Queen Mary 1 of England, in 1553 became known as “Bloody Mary,” for her extreme cruelty and willingness to execute people.
In this short book meet 17 less known but equally murderous cold blooded women. After reading it you may find your perception of the gentler sex changed irrevocably. Enjoy.
release date: Sep 26, 2016
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Soup Cookbook: Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Soups and Broths for a Better Body and a Healthier You (Free Gift): Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss (Souping and Soup Diet for Weight Loss Book 2)

What’s for dinner! - Delicious Vegetarian Soups to Satisfy Your Soul - and Stomach


From the author of several bestselling cookbooks, Vesela Tabakova, comes a great new collection of delicious, easy to make recipes. This time she offers us a veritable around-the-world of nutritious vegetarian soup recipes. Comforting and enjoyable, soothing and restorable - you are sure to find the perfect recipe whether it is for a laid-back lunch with friends and family, a sophisticated starter, or just a healthy supper.
Soup Cookbook: Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Soups and Broths for a Better Body and a Healthier You is an invaluable and delicious collection of mouthwatering soup recipes that will please everyone at the table and become all time favorites.
If you're looking for delicious soups that are healthy and diet-friendly, warm up with these easy-to-throw-together-on-a-busy-day soup recipes!
***FREE BONUS RECIPES at the end of the book - Vegetarian Superfood Salad Recipes for Easy Weight Loss and Detox***
release date: Sep 26, 2011
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Mother (Encyclopedia of the Future Book 2)
The last big budget exploration mission for NASA has gone wrong. The first of eight Seeker spacecraft sent to our nearest stars has come to life. What has happened? What if the newly sentient probe reaches its Mission Objective and finds life? Can humanity afford to make its first contact with an alien race though an ambassador they have created, but do not know?

Enjoy this first chapter for free. If you like this and want to read more, purchase Preserving Humanity, available now for Kindle.
release date: Jan 29, 2015
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Rosicrucian Manual (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)
This practical book contains not only extracts from the Constitution of the Rosicrucian Order, but a complete outline and explanation of all the customs, habits, and terminology of the Rosicrucians, with diagrams and explanations of the symbols used in the teachings, an outline of the subjects taught, a dictionary of the terms, a complete presentation of the principles of Cosmic Consciousness, and biographical sketches of important individuals connected with the work. There are also special articles on the Great White Lodge and its existence, how to attain psychic illumination, the Rosicrucian Code of Life with twenty-nine laws and regulations, and a number of portraits of prominent mystics including Master K.H., the Illustrious.

The technical matter in the text and in the numerous diagrams makes this book a real encyclopedia of Rosicrucian explanations, aside from the dictionary of Rosicrucian terms.
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