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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
Step 24: Review requi
release date: Jan 28, 2017
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Business Plan: How to Write a Business Plan - Business Plan Template and Examples Included! (Business Plan Writing, Business Planning,  Book 1)

Business Planning in Plain English!

Are you writing business plans willy nilly?

Yes? Want to learn how to write business plans properly and well?

Business Plan: How to Write a Business Plan will show you exactly how to write a business plan for whatever industry you're in. Discover the fundamental elements needed for any business plans. Here's a look at what you'll learn...

Book Reveals:

  • Introduction to Business Plans
  • Writing Your Business Plan
  • Business Plan Example
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid
  • Business Plan Template Included!

Ready to get going?

Good, click the buy button above and learn how to write a business plan for business success.

business success.

release date: Mar 06, 2012
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Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats (Author 101 Series)
** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material **

Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either.

However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need to know.

We have been publishing books since 2008 and want to share what we have learned with you.

In this book we cover everything from the different companies and costs, to copyright information and book design.

What you will learn:

Part One: The Foundation for Publishing Success
* Writing Your Book
* Editing Your Book
* Building Your Marketing Platform (e.g., blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book
* Pre-Publication Decisions (book title, book description, pricing, categories/keywords, etc.)
* Book Cover Design
* Self-Publishing a Print Book
* Self-Publishing an eBook
* Self-Publishing an AudioBook
* Translating Your Book

Part Three: Other Publishing Decisions
* Obtaining a Copyright
* Forming an Independent Publishing Company

You will also find our self-publishing checklist to help you on your journey, as well as additional tips for success.

We invite you to come with us and take a walk through the step-by-step process to getting your book self-published. After all, if you can dream it, you can do it!
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release date: May 29, 2015
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How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line: 10 Simple Ways to Outline Your Nonfiction Book
Are you looking for tips on writing a book? In this book, I share strategies on how to write a book from outline to finish line. My focus is on writing nonfiction books because I have personally written 35+ nonfiction books and have developed a system that works for me. 

There are literally endless possibilities for the books you can write and publish. I look forward to helping you move forward so you can finish writing and publishing your nonfiction book. 
And the benefits of publishing your Kindle book can last a lifetime. Here are just a few of the benefits possible to you as a Kindle author: 
  • Credibility 
  • Authority in your niche 
  • Exposure for your business 
  • Reach more people with your message (even internationally) 
  • Get leads for your business, 24/7, on autopilot 
  • Find new clients for your services 
  • Diversify your income 
  • And more! 
Learn these 10 strategies to outline your book AND 3 ways to write your book so you can cross the finish line to publish your nonfiction book.
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release date: Sep 18, 2013
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Kitchen Table Businesses (FREE TASTER): Starting a craft, food, fashion or gardening company from home
***This is a FREE TASTER of 4 top COUNTRY LIVING business books***

What better way to earn a living than by doing something you love? That's the position you could be in by following the steps and tips offered by our expert authors in this eBook!

The four books sampled in this ebook (Turn Your Talent into a Business, Cook Wrap Sell, Design Create Sell and Design Grow Sell) have all been produced in partnership with Country Living Magazine after witnessing the success of the Kitchen Table Talent Awards, the most popular competition run by the magazine, as well as sell-out audiences at the Country Living Spring Fair for talks on how to turn a hobby into a business. The team at Country Living know their readers have bags of talent; what was becoming increasingly clear is how many of them are considering turning that talent into turnover!

This eBook is a taster of the wealth of advice, knowledge and inspiration that can be found in this series of books - it will highlight six people who are successfully earning a living from what started as a hobby or skill, and will also show you essential information, such as the must-do's for setting up your company, how to manage the costs and funding, how to build your brand and also how to do effective PR and promotion.

There has never been a better time to become your own boss. You could even start up whilst holding down the day job, on a bootstrap of a budget and in the knowledge that you are not alone.
release date: Mar 16, 2014
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Step-by-Step Stupidly Easy Course on How to Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing Exposed

Step-by-Step Stupidly Easy Course To Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing With Pictures!


Videos For All Modules & Special Report on ‘How to Get Your Great Kindle Book Without Waiting Weeks OR Months And Without BIG Price Tags’ Are Available for FREE in the Start of the Book


The ONLY Kindle Publishing Complete Course Book Backed by Lifetime Support & Money Back Guarantee


No-Technical knowledge required - Step-By-Step Instructions With Pictures

I Personally Believe Kindle Publishing Should Be Fun, Profitable And Very, Very Easy But Be Warned, It Can be Very Addictive!

Kindle publishing doesn't have to mean fifty-dollar royalty checks and hours spent updating countless Facebook pages all so that a couple hundred people may or may not grab a free copy of your book.

Kindle publishing can actually be the most magical thing of all to writers: the chance to have a lucrative self publishing career doing the thing they love most.

In this book, I am going to teach you methods and secrets that I've used to create, publish and market over 150 Kindle books within only a few short months and earn a full-time 6 figure passive income from.

This book is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. Whether you're considering publishing a book for the first time, or you're a long-time veteran, this book will help you take your self-publishing to the next level.

This method WORKS. It not only works for me, but also for my clients that I have trained over the past 3 months. People have paid me over $2000 to learn this information from me through 1-on-1 Skype Coaching. This book contains all of the secrets that I share with my clients for such a high price.

Here is the ultimate list of all topics covered inside this book:

o Focus and Mindset is Key to Success
o What is Kindle & Kindle Publishing?
o Why Do You Want To Get Into Kindle Publishing?
o How to Succeed In A HUGE Way with Kindle Publishing
o Market Research - Amazon Search Method
o Market Research - Amazon Bestseller Method
o Over 50+ Potential Niches and Related Keywords
o Don’t Worry If You Can't Write
o Ghostwriter Can Do More for You
o Where You will Find Ghostwriters – Template Included
o Give Your E-book a Killer Cover- Template Included
o Creating Your Own Attractive Covers
o Formatting Book for Amazon Kindle
o Super Effective HTML Formatting Tags for the Description of Your Book
o 7 Steps To Get Your E-book On the Amazon Kindle Store
o Ranking Your E-book on Amazon Kindle
o Professional Kindle Promotion - The Beginning
o Professional Kindle Promotion - The End
o 3 Top-Notch Strategies for Getting a lot of Amazon Reviews
o Strategically Promote Your Book with KDP Select
o KDP Promotion Enhancement Secrets for Huge Number of Downloads
o Advanced Secrets for Expanding Your Profitability & Sales

This book provides a lot of practical information that will help you to be able to create, publish and market your Kindle book fast... and start making money from it!

I have sincerely put everything I know about Kindle publishing into this book. My hope is it helps you accomplish, what I've been able to accomplish.

Let me Repeat, This is The ONLY Kindle Publishing Complete Course Book Backed by Lifetime Support & Money Back Guarantee

Take action today and buy this book so you can start making passive income online through my Kindle publishing method for a limited time discount.

Simply click the "buy" button on this page and you'll easily be able to read this book from your computer, Kindle device, tablet or smart phone.
release date: Apr 18, 2011
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Smashwords Style Guide - How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 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 requirements for Premium Catalog distribution

Uploading Your Book to Smashwords
Step 25: How to upload your book
Step 26: How AutoVetter works
Step 27: After you publish – check your work
Step 27a: Check for EPUBCHECK compliance (important!)

How to Market Your Book
Step 28: Read the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (also available at Amazon)
Step 29 Read The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (available at Amazon)

Helpful Resources
Send Feedback
About the Author

APPENDIX
Keyboard shortcuts (save hours with these tricks!)

Revision: June 16, 2012
release date: Nov 11, 2014
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One-Problem Writing: A Writer's Guide To Speed-Writing Helpful Non-Fiction Books And Earning Money In 7-Days Or Less

How To Speed-Write Amazing, One-Problem Books For Profit!

There are so many people out there who are looking for simple, quick solutions to their problems. They don't need long, drawn-out books or courses... they need simple, easy-to-follow books that give them a direct solution to a problem they are passionate about. That's what you're going to give them...whether you consider yourself to be a writer or not

Easy, Short, High Quality Guides To Solving Problems-- People Will LOVE Your Books

You can easily write profitable books that will solve problems for people. You can publish these books on Amazon Kindle or on your own domain!

Write A Short, Profitable Book In 7 Days Or Less

The great thing about these highly-focused books is that they are REALLY fast and easy to write. You can go from idea to profit as early as this week. The books you'll write will really help people, so it's a win-win situation.

Download Your Copy, Today!

I've written a huge number of these great one-problem books and it's a fantastic business model. Whether you're a writer looking to make some extra money or you're a businessperson looking for a new way to build your income while helping people at the same time, you really can't go wrong with One-Problem Writing. Download your copy, today!

release date: Feb 28, 2015
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5-Minute Marketing for Authors: Get More Sales for Your Books in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Spend just 5 minutes a day promoting your books to bestseller status!


Are you a published author looking to promote your book or books?

Are you hoping to publish a book soon and wondering how you are going to promote your new book?

Do you have a "day job" and not enough time to promote your books, even though you want your books to become your "day job"?

If you have books to promote and no time, this book can help. Inside you will find:

- an explanation of book promotion strategies that can take only 5 minutes a day to perform

- a list of "to do" items that are recommended to be completed before you start the 5-minute marketing plan

- a 90-day marketing plan for your book that only takes 5 minutes a day to complete, and

- a customizable Word template so that you can create your own 90-day, 5-minute marketing plan!

Scroll up to download your copy today and sell more books in just 5 minutes a day!

release date: Oct 05, 2016
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Ground Rules for Writers: A QUICK AND EASY REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALL THE PAINFUL PUNCTUATION, GHASTLY GRAMMAR, AND PESKY SOUND ALIKE WORDS, FRACKING UP YOUR ... (Your Easy Writing Reference Series Book 1)

The Ground Rules for Writers
is a quick and easy reference guide for writing your best fiction or non-fiction.


This guide is an excellent resource for solving all the pesky details messing up your hard work.


Fully Indexed with a detailed lists of common words that are confusing to use, and may be encountered in reading and speech.

The Ground Rules for Writers provides strategies for differentiating words that are close in meaning, usage, and sound. There are also rules for non-words that could puzzle anyone, even your grade two spelling teacher!

Punctuation may be at risk of extinction, but misplaced periods or commas can make your writing difficult to read or even appear unskilled. Check out our handy rules and put the punctuation exactly where it belongs.


The Ground Rules for Writers also delivers key rules for great Composition, enabling you to create your work with proper word usage and sentence structure. The truth is, the fewer grammatical mistakes, the better your readers will understand your work and the more they will enjoy your effort!


The Ground Rules for Writers is suitable reference text for anyone who has been out of school for some time or where English is a second language.

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