The Many Parts of an Ebook

A book is more than a cover and main contents.    There are a lot of things to consider.    Front Matter, Back Matter, Table of Contents, Copyright and Title Page…   Join us on Sunday    Formatting the parts of an ebook   There are a few components that you’ll need to assemble in…

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E-Book Covers

Book cover design is a complex balance of images, text, and information — and you need someone who understands how each of these elements interacts with the others to best sell your book. How to design a book cover in 7 steps We will talk about Seven Steps to designing your own book cover. Bonus…

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Writing Your Author Bio

Ask around, it seems most of us are aware of our bios being out of date. But talking about ourselves is not something we do so well. There are also a lot of rules, guidelines and suggestions covering everything from word count to first or third person. 

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Reviews – Review Mining

This Sunday we are going to talk about reviews.  Where do we find them? Beg, Borrow or Buy them?  While researching this topic I ran into two articles about paid reviews. Attitudes and feelings about paying for a review are extreme. Some are acceptable and some are highly frowned upon. Book Reviews: Should You Pay…

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Placing Ads

Clicks, Impressions, Sponsored Products, Bids and Lockscreen Ads Some of us have tried ads and at least one of us has overbid and generally had to explain myself to customer service. The whole idea of advertising is intimidating. I think we all have some marketing experience through social media but advertising is a risky thing….

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Don’t Touch Anything Sharp

Let’s talk touch.

If you sweep your hand across spring green grass as you smooth out the picnic blanket you know in August the same grass will be stiff, dry and a bit crunch under your legs as you settle in.

Don’t touch anything sharp.

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Dear Reader

When you have a clear picture of who your ideal reader is, it allows you to write specifically for them. But it also allows you to feel more connected to them and to write in a more conversational way. Because it’s less formal, it makes for a much more engaging book.

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