Digital eBook Building and Formatting

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Box Set Submissions


Taking Submissions for Box Set Inclusion (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

E-BB is Taking Submissions for Box Sets Recently, I was speaking with a few clients who were involved in a box sets with other authors to get some of the facts of costs, sales, and the process. What I was able to find out is that for a minimal investment…

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Publishing Podcast Episode 39


The Not Safe For Work publishing podcast is back with the downlow on book expos, achieving your writing dream and believing you can do it!

Dreams, Expos, Swag and Believing – Podcast Episode 39 (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Author Swag and Expos Deena is back with Janet to  rag on Peter for standing them up…poor boy was sickly and they didn’t want to subject the listeners to his croaking, coughing and sneezing. If you have ever thought about swag and thinking outside…

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Box Sets Are A Win-Win


Whether you are a reader or author, don’t forget the importance of a box set… new readers, new authors and multiple reads by genre or any other criteria should never be ignored.

B is for Box Set #AtoZ #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Who Wins With A Box Set? Recently one of my favorite author clients asked me to do a box set for her and five other authors. Each author had written a successful series and their idea was to take the first book in each series and bundle them together…

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Author Biographies Are Important


Don’t let your bio stagnate…

A is for Author Biography #AtoZ (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Frankly I thought the importance of an author having a biography was self-explanatory but perhaps somewhere the logic got lost on the wave of indie authors that started flocking to the scene with the advent of the Kindle and Amazon’s self-publishing…

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Network Your Way To A New Career


Job hunters and those thinking of changing careers should pay attention

 

Perfect Book for Networking by @EllisChase2 at @baconpressbooks #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Networking for a Job Search or Career Change Ellis Chase is an experienced career management consultant. He is a sought-after speaker, known for his ability to connect with and motivate his audience. Whether he’s talking to large groups or individuals…

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Thinking of Starting Your Own Publishing House?


What you should know about starting your own publishing entity.

Starting Your Own Publishing Business by @111Publishing (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

How to Set Up Your Own Publishing Business What have these celebrities and star-authors, such as James Patterson, Stephen King, Bill Clinton or Danielle Steel in common?  They get publicity from their publishers. But 95% of all authors have to do the…

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#YA Rockfiction – Jaded by Mercy Amare #Review


This story could have been so much more…decent cover, basic editing, a good story premise  but the poor formatting choices (really bad and more like a high school paper than a book) and the missed chance to really address serious issues touched on lowers the overall review. (And if I had deducted for the formatting it would be even lower which would be a shame)

Jaded by Mercy Amare Review – Could Have Been So Much More #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

More Depth Please Jaded by Mercy Amare I found  Jaded by Mercy Amare while I was searching for books for my blog’s ROCKTOBER theme – where rock music plays a major role in the literature. First, I guess I wasn’t paying attention when I got it…

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More Publishing Discussions with Peter and Deena


Peter and Deena had really good intentions for this show….they speak more about Google+, building platforms and research that Deena inadvertently did into past lives…

Publishing Podcast 38 – Plus, Platforms and Past Lives #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Publishing Podcast – Episode 38 Google+, Author Platforms and Past Lives On the publishing discussion podcast, Bluebonnets Bagpipes and Books, Deena Rae and Peter get together to discuss all things publishing related – Google +,  Facebook Pages…

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Author Meet and Greets – @1DeenaRae Attended and Spent $$


Photographic evidence of Deena getting away from the computer and attending the Houston Author’s Bash…

Houston Authors Bash & Proof @EBookBuilders Left The Computer for a Few Hours #HoustonAuthorsBash #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

Houston Authors Bash in Katy – February 22, 2014 I had great plans for Saturday, February 22nd. I was going to get up early – weekend early for me is before noon – and be out of the house to be at Houston Authors Bash by 11am. Spent a few hours…

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Bibliography Formats for Non-Fiction Authors


A short refresher for writing bibliographies and the format for each type…

Non-Fiction Help – Bibliography #EBBB (via http://www.e-bookbuilders.com)

When and How to Use A Bibliography In the non-fiction world, a bibliography is for listing the source material that the author used when researching and writing their manuscript. A bibliography can consist of books, newspaper or magazine articles, encyclopedias…

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