I am considering using a crowdfunding platform but I’m not sure how. Robin Rivera is offering tons of tips for writers regarding some of the popular crowd funding platforms and whether or not it’s right for you. http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/166913138
If you want or need some tips on how you can put your best book forward, with regards to writing fiction, then it will benefit you to stop by Bookbuzzr for some information you can use.
The Definitive Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Fiction Book
If you are having trouble getting your word document into an epub format don’t fret. Janet Friedman offers simple tips to get you there.
Here’s the situation: Your book is sitting in a word processing system (such as Word), and you’d like to get that material translated into EPUB format without using the automated meatgrinder process of Amazon or Smashwords. Let’s assume you’re not a coder or programmer, but can figure out some some simple HTML. These are the options I’ve found that don’t involve purchasing software or going through coursework to learn code. Caveat: These methods will really only be helpful if your book is predominantly text, with few images.
For Mac Users: The TextEdit to Sigil Method
Sigil is a free, open-source editor for EPUB (ebook) files. It’s intuitive even for a beginner, especially if you know a little HTML from blogging. To use Sigil, you can’t start with a Word file—but it can handle basic text or HTML files. So what we need to do is appropriately prepare our Word files to import into Sigil while retaining our basic formatting. This process requires using Mac’s TextEdit software, which is installed for free on every Mac.
- Open TextEdit preferences.
- Adjust the HTML Saving Options as shown below. Select “XHTML 1.0 Strict”, “No CSS”, and “Unicode (UTF-8)” and check “Preserve White Space.”
- Open your Word document in TextEdit, then save it as an HTML file.
I went to the movies to see Selma. I thought I would be very emotional but I wasn’t. There are many things that have changed but some things that still need a lot of work and attention. If you haven’t seen the movie take a moment to do so. See the trailer below.
A little food for thought for the new year.
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Did you use one of the Createspace ISBN? I want to be able to sell directly (like book signings) and wonder if it is better to buy the ISBN?
The ISBN is a unique digital identifier for a book (oh here’s the Wiki entry). Traditionally, publishers buy them in batches of between 10 and several thousand, and allocate them to each edition of any book – even ebooks. If you’re UK based you can get them from Nielsen, in the US from Bowker. CreateSpace offers you the option of a free ISBN or you can input one you’ve bought yourself. If you use the other main indie publishing print-on-demand company, Ingram Spark, you…
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