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release date: Sep 22, 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
Step 24: Review requi
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: Jun 01, 2014
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Daniel Plan: Demystified - Soul Support And Healthy Weight Loss With 25 Delicious Daniel Plan Recipes

Who Else Wants To Discover The Secret Behind The Daniel Plan?

Are you confused as to “why” you get mediocre results following the same diet everyone else is doing? Hate it when you spend hours upon hours alone, struggling with your weight loss? Want a REALISTIC, proven weight loss plan that removes the barriers of weight loss isolation?

Are you starting to think something is wrong with your body, with you?

The truth is The Daniel Plan holds the keys to success when it comes to healthy weight loss. Not only healthy for the body but the mind and spirit as well. That is what sets it apart from so many other diet plans.

Isn't The Daniel Plan Just Another Weight Loss Plan

Well it is not exactly a weight loss plan but more of a lifestyle. Weight loss plans usually turn into fad diets but lifestyles allow you to be healthy the rest of your life. Granted The Daniel Plan all started with Pastor Rick Warren taking the time to be honest with himself and his congregation about the fact he was overweight.

He admitted he was not a taking care of the physical body God gave him and asked his followers for forgiveness. He wanted to be a role model not only in faith but in the way you should treat the body God gave you. He did the one thing many people cannot bring themselves to do.

He asked for help.

By following his faith and believing in the power of community he gained the support of not only his congregation and friends but of Dr. Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Daniel Amen. Without committing to and focusing on his physical health, he would have never been able to make The Daniel Plan what it is today. He would not have been able to change the lives of the thousands he has.

Follow The Daniel Plan’s Simple Lifestyle

What makes The Daniel Plan so easy to follow is the focus on committing to your belief that your body was meant for more than filling it with the processed junk being called food today. With a simple change in how you view food and the “why” behind putting it into your body, weight loss starts to happen naturally. You could say it is all based on natural weight loss.

When you are eating food for a purpose you do not have any trouble eliminating the health harming foods you used to eat. When you ask yourself “Why am I about to eat this and what is the benefit it provides for the body God gave me?” you make better choices.

While The Daniel Plan omits certain foods due to the potential negative impact they can have on your body, the focus is on providing you with an abundance of food to support healthy weight loss.

What You Will Discover Inside

  • 25 delicious recipes to add to your Daniel Plan cookbook collection
  • Why this one source of energy is all you need
  • The right foods to eat while not feeling deprived
  • The one thing you need in order to stick with your exercise routine
  • Discover how willpower alone means nothing
  • How this one “F” word can make all the difference

The Daniel Plan is not done just for religious reasons. It focuses on helping you find the motivation or reason why you want to take on a healthier lifestyle. There are any number of reasons you may have to want the best physical body possible and the methods inside The Daniel Plan support you whether your reasons are faith driven or not.

Would You Like To Know More?

Get started right away and learn why The Daniel Plan might be the last “diet” you ever need to commit to.

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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 06, 2017
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Lucky Garden: 15 Plants That Bring Luck, Attract Love And Happiness And How To Grow And Use Them

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15 Plants That Bring Luck, Attract Love And Happiness And How To Grow And Use Them


Plants are everywhere; even in the urban jungles of your city you will find an abundance of plants. They may b in public gardens or in small window and roof gardens; but they are there.


This is because they are essential to the welfare of humans. You are probably aware that they can improve the air quality and reduce carbon emissions. But you may not realize is just how directly these plants can affect your happiness, luck and even your ability to find love.


Many of the plants listed in this book do not need special treatment; their presence alone will make you happier and healthier. You will wonder why you never cultivated them before:




  • Learn about why plants are so beneficial to humans and the environment.

  • Discover the 5 plants which will bring you luck in life

  • Learn about the 5 plants shown to improve your love life and help you find the man or woman of your dreams

  • Find out how 5 specific plants can improve your level of happiness; simply by existing!


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release date: Jun 12, 2017
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5 Ingredient Cookbook: Family-Friendly Everyday Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Busy People on a Budget: Dump Dinners and One-Pot Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Made Simple Book 1)

Keep It Simple - Fabulous 5-Ingredient Recipes


Top 60+ No-Stress 5 Ingredient Meals - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Meal And Less Time Cooking
From the author of several bestselling cookbooks, Vesela Tabakova, comes a great new collection of delicious, easy to make family recipes. This time she offers us 60+ crazy easy 5 ingredient dishes full of your favorite vegetables, meats and legumes, that are simple and easy to cook whether you need a quick weeknight supper or a delicious weekend dinner.

5 Ingredient Cookbook: Family-Friendly Everyday Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Busy People on a Budget is an invaluable and delicious collection of healthy 5 or less ingredient recipes that will please everyone at the table and become all time favorites.
If you're looking for easy delicious everyday recipes to help satisfy your family and your budget, this cookbook is for you.
***FREE BONUS RECIPES at the end of the book - 10 Ridiculously Easy Jam and Jelly Recipes Anyone Can Make!***
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.
release date: Sep 05, 2017
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The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

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gannet
noun
1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.
2. British informal, a greedy person.

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.

In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.


Praise for The Gannet

"The Gannet noses out the hidden stories about food - the unusual, the quirky, the unexpected, the personal." - Diana Henry

"The Gannet is a charming observer of food being eaten, prepared and thought about. A joy." - Fergus Henderson, St John

"I love The Gannet." - Sabrina Ghayour

"A breath of fresh air." - El Pais

release date: Aug 06, 2017
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Thoughts From A Garden: Daily inspirations to inspire your time in the garden
Thoughts From A Garden, Daily inspirations to inspire your time in the garden, is a little book of inspirational quotes about staying inspired as you tend to your garden. It has over 70 pages of quotes and inspirations teamed with beautiful garden photos. Sure to lift your spirits and to make a great gift for all those who love gardening!
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