AuthorCentral | The Newbie Author’s Guide

AuthorCentral is basically your author dashboard for Amazon.com and Selfari. When you set up your account here you can achieve author status on Shelfari and control the content for your book sales page contents and more. You will also have an Amazon author page created for you that is accessible for shoppers on Amazon. You can also … Continue reading AuthorCentral | The Newbie Author’s Guide

Writing Step 6: Your Book Cover

The Book Cover is a crucial part in creating a book that people will be interested in! It needs just as much thought and care put into it as the story you wrote. Yes, it really is that important! Think of it as your advertisement to the world, your story's "poster", so to speak, representing what … Continue reading Writing Step 6: Your Book Cover

Preface, Foreword, and Introduction Explained!

It is easy to get these three confused. When I was first learning to write, I, too, got these mixed up and had no idea what my front matter piece should be titled. Was it a preface? A foreword? I had no clue! So, I did what most savvy people nowadays do: Search the internet! … Continue reading Preface, Foreword, and Introduction Explained!

Writing–Step 5: Book Interior + ToC Tricks

Interior Tips & Tricks Designing the interior of your book for print can be a complicated and time-consuming process. It has taken up a lot of my time, and I still find myself going back and tweaking things. But hey, it’s the part of your book that everybody is going to be reading, so, it … Continue reading Writing–Step 5: Book Interior + ToC Tricks

Writing–Fonts in ebooks and print PDF files

It’s time to discuss another big topic: FONTS. Confused about which ones to use? Unsure about what "embedded font" means? read on! —Feel free to add and discuss what fonts are your favorite, and which work best for you. USE SIMPLE FONTS FOR EBOOK FORMATTING in SMASHWORDS: I'm speaking from my own experience using Smashwords.com to … Continue reading Writing–Fonts in ebooks and print PDF files

Writing Step 4

Now that your book is written it is time to decide your answer to the BIG QUESTION: "To self-publish or not to self-publish?" To figure out what is best for you and your situation, you will have to weigh the pros and cons of publishing the traditional way versus self publishing. If you don't mind … Continue reading Writing Step 4

Writing: the Difference Between ebook Conversion and Formatting

"What is the difference" you may ask? Here is an article to answer that and get you thinking about the final product of your book: Indie Author Tip aticle

Writing Step 3

Okay, so by now you've proof read and overall finished your book. That's great! Way to go! Be sure and celebrate your hard work before plodding on to the next task: the tasks of figuring out how you're going to publish your book and start getting people to read it! Yeah...it can be overwhelming 🙂 … Continue reading Writing Step 3

Writing

Are you considering writing a book, or thinking some day in the future you might want to? If so, here are a few quick tips I've learned while going through the early stages of the process: Read. Yes, in order to write good you must first be a reader. Choose books in the same genre as what you're … Continue reading Writing