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My book centers around my grandfather, who embezzled money from his employer (Honeywell) in the 1930's. I'm using Honeywell's name, but changed my grandfather's last name. I think I've been careful to not make Honeywell look bad, but I had to fictionalize the details of how he did it, so the book is part fact/part fiction. He got caught and went to prison for it, so that part is fact. I know anyone can sue anyone for anything, but I read somewhere that the First Amendment protects writers from being sued if something is true. My mother thinks I should change the company's name to something generic or that has gone out of business. I'm trying to stick to the facts. What are the legalities here?

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Hello there.... in Introduce Yourself

Posted by Jamesdave Sep 15, 2018

Hey guys, I am a new member here and just wanted to start by saying hello to you all. Thanks for letting me in though.

 

Kind regards

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Debts in Independent Female

Posted by IrisJeanette Sep 14, 2018

When people cannot control themselves and stop making babies that they do not have money for, then that hurts us all.  There are very few women who can manage even two kids and really care for them and produce independent adults.  People levy illegal taxes just like the government does.  In my case, people absolutely refused to respect even my basic civil rights and would not stop demanding help, sex, and money under those circumstances.   See Iris Cooke, Amazon.com.

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Hello guys. My books are for sale. Please check out my search at UCHENNA AKWARA on Amazon and give me your feedbacks , reviews, rating, and comments.please guys get your self a copy

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Hello, guys.Am New here.l need your review on my 11 published books.Please give me your advice on how to make good sells. Check It out and buy more. Just Search for UCHENNA AKWARA on Amazon and give me community review and your feed back. Thanks

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I have published 2 of my books through createspace and they appeared on Amazon. As I have never received a single Penny for them,

I decided that I wish them removed from all channels. Though I informed createspace about my wish, one of my books still shows available on Amazon. I asked createspace why they did not follow my instructions, createspace said that third parties who have purchased the book are

entitled to sell the copies they have. No I am even more surprised, because as I said, I did NOT RECEIVE 1 PENNY!!!!! So, who earned when copies of MY book were sold????????Is createspace a fake???????

I wish that to be cleared immediately or I will talk to my lawyer as someone must have cheated on me by selling my books and not give me royalties!!!!!

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Once you’ve written and successfully published your own eBook, the  onus of ensuring it is reaching more hands and that people are accepting  it well is upon you. Writers often lament that this is the hardest part  of the journey to success, wishing that they could go back into their  caves and cocoons and focus on writing more rather than going out there  to sell their published book. We get several queries on how to  effectively market books and even though reams of text have been written  and posted all around the internet on the topic, there are only these  many simple steps that could help you.

 

Our 10-Point Strategy is simple and straightforward and we also have  several customizable packages to help you take your book marketing  efforts up a notch.

 

  1. Talk about your book, invite reviews, try offering free sample  portions of your eBook or free downloads for a specified timeframe.
  2. Go beyond your inner circles and request family and friends to link  to your book on social media sites, and talk about it with their  connections.
  3. Use social media sites, viz, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, extensively to market your book*
  4. Set up a Good Reads account*
  5. Set up a blog if you don’t already own one, and connect with your readers*
  6. Use your creativity – make a Youtube promo with your book cover  image/s and text excerpts and keep a tab on the number of hits it  garners.
  7. Design business cards with your book title, a link to your website or an online retail site that sells your book
  8. Visit your local library and ask if you can meet with their book  club members, or other literary groups, to talk about your book.
  9. Go to local events, book fairs, network with fellow-authors, and talk about your book.
  10. Last, but certainly not the least, persist. Keep posting updates,  links to reviews (both good and bad – this will give your audience a  chance to see and appreciate how well you take in the brickbats too),  and special offers from time to time.

 

-keerthi

https://www.ebooks2go.net/

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Beauty in Independent Female

Posted by IrisJeanette Aug 30, 2018

People spend lots of time critiquing women and telling them how to be beautiful.  Beauty comes from within, however, and is up to the woman.  Somewomen are able to control their weight for long periods of time, and some are even beautiful and youthful when they are over 70.  Everyone can be a whole woman if they want to, and not just a beautiful face, or beautiful breasts, or nice legs.  My Beauty books are approved by medical doctors as a harmless way to do beauty.  See Iris Cooke, Amazon com.

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Twitter Basics for New Authors in Create

Posted by keerthi23 Aug 30, 2018

Building readership is one of the biggest challenges that all new authors face, and book marketing is a long process that can be confusing and overwhelming. So where do you start? What?s the first path you can take to reach readers? How do you continue to grow fans? Is there a simple step for beginning authors? Yes, there is!

 

For new authors, social media can be an effective way to not only generate new fans and engage readers, but also form valuable industry connections. Twitter is particularly good at this. It allows authors to form real connections with passionate readers and build relationships with fellow writers. In this post, you?ll learn about the Twitter basics to discover how this interactive social media outlet can help you thrive amongst readers!

 

Using Twitter Basics to Establish Your Author Presence

 

So what is Twitter, exactly? To put it simply, Twitter is a social network where users interact with one another through short messages, or tweets. This online outlet allows users to stay updated on topics that interest them, essentially making it a personalized news source. This makes it a great avenue for authors to reach readers with the latest news on their writing projects. But how? By using Twitter?s features to your advantage!

 

Profile Picture


Set your profile picture to an image of you holding a copy of your book. Show off your hard work and make your book recognizable by your Twitter followers. Here are a couple more quick tips from eBooks2go?s Twitter Guide:

 

 

Header Image

 

Your book cover is an excellent option for the banner image that runs across the top of your Twitter profile. Authors can take this a step further and feature images of upcoming promotional events, such as a book signing or book launch.

 

Page Bio

 

Focus your bio description around yourself as an author. Include any relevant links such as your author website, blog, or retailers selling your book. If you?re just starting out, your bio is a great opportunity to explain your writing inspiration and aspirations!

 

 

Building Your Author Presence on Twitter


With each tweet, retweet, and interaction on Twitter, think of how your efforts could make valuable connections. How can you help readers get to know you as an author? How can you connect with other writers, both established and aspiring? What can you do to capture the interest of your desired readership? Check out some of our suggestions to make build your author presence on Twitter ? 

 

Use Hashtags

 

A hashtag is created by putting a # symbol in front of keywords or phrases in a post. The post is then grouped with other posts using the same hashtag and appears in searches on Twitter for other users to discover. With this in mind, authors can search hashtags and keywords to connect with other aspiring authors and fans by liking their posts, joining conversations, and follow users to spark interactions! Here are just a few of many well-known writing hashtags circulating the Twitter world:

 

 

#AmWriting

 

 

#WritersLife

 

 

#WIP (Work in Progress)

 

Short & Sweet

 

Each tweet is limited to 240 characters, so tweets should be kept short and sweet. Think of the average user as they quickly scroll through their Twitter feed. Long posts are more likely to be skipped over, while clear and concise messages are more easily recognized and understood. Aiming for less than 240 characters is ideal, but while you focus on brevity be sure not to skimp on quality! Avoid choppy sentences or misspellings, as these will hurt the writing credibility you?re trying to build.

 

 

Rule of Thirds

 

It?s important to post often to engage with your followers and gain new ones. However, it?s also important not to flood your followers? feeds and drive them away. When posting on Twitter, a recommended strategy to follow is the Rule of Thirds. Meaning, a third of your posted content should be promotional, a third should be book or industry related, and another third should be personal interests. The Rule of Thirds helps authors maintain a good balance with their posts to create and capture the interests of Twitter users.

 

Encourage a Response

By tweeting an open-ended question on your Twitter page, you are encouraging others to engage and reply. You can also create a poll directly on Twitter, allowing you to ask for your followers? opinions and provide them a few choices to gauge the most popular choice. For example, you can have readers weigh in on a new character?s name. Questions and polls are great ways to start conversations and generate interactions about your book and other writing projects.

 


Understanding Twitter basics allows you to utilize the platform to your advantage. Learn even more Twitter tips and tricks from Twitter Guide! Download the guide for free today and learn not only Twitter basics but also discover how to find your Twitter voice, connect with followers, establish your Twitter audience, and utilize Twitter promotion options!

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For a long time, self-publishing was a hidden gem in the publishing industry.

 

But recently it has grown in popularity and has become a standard solution for many writers with publishing aspirations. Now, just about anybody, if they are driven and put in the work, has the opportunity to publish a book.

 

 

With this path becoming increasingly popular, more and more writers are wondering, ?How do you self-publish?? This blog aims to answer that question.

 

 

Here's your 10-minute guide to self-publishing

 

 

Edit Your Book

Your book is written, and it's time to take the next steps! In my opinion, the first step should be getting your book edited so you can finalize your manuscript. Before you publish your book, it is absolutely crucial to have your work professionally edited. Not just by your neighbor down the street who once taught English, but actually by a professional editor. Writing mistakes happen to the best of us, and you want to make sure you spot them before your readers do.

 

A book with mistakes, even if it's just a few, reflects poorly on the author. It can cause a poor review or prevent the reader from picking up other work from the author. Getting your work edited is essential. I know it can be scary to have your work critiqued, but the editor is not there to destroy your work, they are trying to help you! Trust me; it's well worth it. Even the best writers need an editor.

 

Create a Cover Design

We all know the saying, Don't judge a book by its cover, but the reality is that everyone does. The cover is what people first see when they are introduced to your book, so you need a killer cover to capture the reader's attention. Use colors, shapes, patterns, images, fonts, and other design aspects to visually portray the message of your book.

 

Keep in mind that for any images you use, you will need to obtain the rights for the photo. To use a picture from a professional photographer, you will need to purchase the rights to the image from them. There are also stock image sites like Adobe Stock andShutterstock that allow you to buy the rights to their images. And Pixabay has a large selection of stock images for free!

 

Register for an ISBN

ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is a unique identification code for books and related products all over the world. Essentially it?s the social security number for books.

 

An ISBN must be assigned for each book format. So, if you have an eBook, a paperback, and a hardcover, you will need three different ISBNs. This will help you analyze the sales numbers to distinguish which products are performing best.

 

When you self-publish, you'?ll be required to purchase your ISBN and eBooks2go offers them for $29.99 per format.

 

Produce eBooks

After you prepare your book, it's time to produce it! An eBook conversion is an indie author?s best friend because it offers a cheap, simple, and flexible way to reach readers worldwide. The eBook conversion process requires you to convert your manuscript file into a format accepted by eReading devices so it can be properly displayed and easily read. There are two types of eBook files: Mobi and ePUB.

 

The Mobi file is used exclusively by Amazon Kindle devices, while the ePUB file is compatible with all other eReading devices. So, for someone to read your book on an Amazon Kindle, you?ll need a Mobi file. For someone to read it on other eReaders such as an iPad or Android device, you?ll need an ePUB file. 

 

Fortunately, you aren?t limited to choosing just one eBook file format. By using both an ePUB and Mobi eBook conversion, you can reach more readers in a cost-efficient manner.  

 

Print Books

With print books continuing to be the more popular choice for readers, it is essential for authors to offer their book in print alongside their eBook. Digital printing, often referred to as print-on-demand or POD, makes it possible for self-published authors to sell print books. Before print-on-demand, authors were forced to use something called offset printing to order large print runs, store the books themselves, and then distribute the books as they were sold. Now, with POD, a book is printed after it?s purchased.  This is ideal for new authors who can?t yet make an accurate projection of sales.

 

Offset printing is still a viable option for large print runs, but it comes with high initial costs, and most would only recommend it with high sales projections. New authors are typically better off using digital printing because you don?t have to pay up-front for books that may or may not sell. Here?s how print-on-demand works:

 

An order is placed for your book.

The retailer where the book was purchased notifies the printer.

The book is printed.

The book is delivered to the customer.

 

To offer print books using the print-on-demand process, you?ll need a POD distributor. They will print and distribute your books after a reader places an order across the various distribution outlets. With help from our printing partners, eBooks2go offers full POD services to fulfill all your publishing needs.

 

Price Your Book

With self-publishing, you maintain control over pricing your book. You get to decide just how much your book is worth. You?ll want to search through different online retailers to find books somewhat similar to yours. This will help you understand the industry price standard for books like yours so that you can set a fair price for yours.

 

 

Many new authors who do not yet have a recognizable name or credibility in the industry will initially price their book a little lower than the industry standard to encourage sales and create more readership that can then generate a word-of-mouth movement.

 

 

Also, note that eBooks are usually priced lower than print books due to the cost of printing.

 

Fill Out Your Book?s Metadata

Have you ever wondered how a reader finds a book online Simply put, it's with the help of metadata. Metadata is the information web pages and search engines use to differentiate one book from the next. It consists of details such as your book's title, ISBN, keywords, genre, and description, as well as your author name and bio. Metadata is very important in the online book world, but it?s rarely understood. Get an in-depth understanding of exactly what book metadata is with one of our past blog posts.

 

 

Since there is no physical product in an online bookstore, book metadata serves as the descriptor to help readers find the right book and determine if it is, in fact, a book they'd be interested in reading. Find out how to optimize your book metadata to maximize reader discovery.

 

 

Distribute Your Book 

 

Now you?re ready to sell your book! You want to go where the readers are, so get your book into as many online stores and libraries as possible. You have two options for distribution: distribute directly with a retailer, or partner with a distributor.

 

When you distribute directly with a retailer, you remove any need for a third party. Since there is one less party to split the earnings with you likely will receive higher royalty payments. However, this likely will limit where your book is distributed. Each reader has a preference for where they buy books. They don?t all use Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so you want your book to be wherever the reader could potentially be.

 

Using a partner to distribute your book allows you to access their network of retailers. For example, eBooks2go has partnerships in place with online retailers and libraries like Apple iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, OverDrive, Kobo?, Baker & Taylor, and hoopla which would then become accessible to you.

 

Receive Royalty Payments

 

Once you distribute your book, you can start making money! Every time your book sells, you receive a royalty payment. Here?s how it works: The retailer that sells the book takes a cut of the money. The distributor, if used, takes a cut of the money (eBooks2go receives 10 percent). Finally, you receive the rest!

 

 

Each retailer has different agreements with their authors for how much they take for each sale, but you can typically expect to receive anywhere from 40 to 70 percent. As opposed to if you went the traditional publishing route, you'd only make about 5 to 15 percent in royalties.

 

Promote Your Book

 

Promotion is the step many self-published authors forget or don't take into account. The end goal for every author is to sell books, but you can't sell books without marketing. Book sales don't just happen; you have to make them happen! Start with friends and family and continuously expand your fans from there.

 

Book marketing is a process that takes times, consistency, strategy, adjustments, and patience. You won't just magically have a bestseller all of a sudden. That happens through the work you put in through a variety of tactics and strategies such as social media, blogging, email marketing, book signings, speaking events, and more. Learn all about the book marketing process to sell as many books as possible!

 


Self-Publishing Guide

 

The reality is, even though it?s called self-publishing, you can?t do it all on your own. If you do self-publishing right, it can be very demanding but also incredibly rewarding. Don?t be afraid to reach out to people for help, whether it?s us at eBooks2go, who has a passion for helping writers achieve their dreams, or it?s your best friend who?s an artist and can help design your book cover. Create that support team around you who can help you whenever you hit a new roadblock!

 

 

-mary

Book publisher

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Hello,

My name is Christina and I am a illustrator for story books, a book cover artist and a character designer.

I can create cartoonish or realistic, colorful or black and white images.

You can view samples on my portfolio here:

 

 

https://www.digitelldesign.net/illustrations

 

 

You can view pricing and payment information here:

 

 

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I have worked on several books. You can view testimonials here:

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Please contact me if you are interested using my contact page here:

 

 

https://www.digitelldesign.net/contact-me

 

 

or you can just email me at: chris@digitelldesign.com

 

 

Please contact me if you are interested.

My Best,

Christina

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Free Kindle Days in Share Your Work

Posted by wintersoul Aug 23, 2018

Mr. & Mrs. Serpentine kindle version 8/22/2018 to 8/25/2018

 

also free preview  that lasts longer than the 25th of novel at www.createspace/preveiew/1248904

 

After accepting cursed rings, Ray and Lynn can now live through anything as long as they remain in love with each other. The couple will die if they ever fall out of love, tag a long while these characters put immortality to the test as well as figure out if they are heroes, or villains.

 

This story contains; Guns, more guns, dragons, genies, dragons, Golemites, worlds, time travel, dimensions, bad guys, magic, curses, warlocks and much much more.

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Hello!

 

I self published 11 years ago with the original booksurge, now called createspace and got the services. Today, I am a little confused on how to proceed with the PCN application.

 

I have browsed the web and read for hours. The ISBN from bowker seems to be a guarantee against the publishing POD demise but once inside the actual PCN application, it is confusing.

 

If you are an author who self-publish, how do you fill these below? And if you use createspace ISBN, would this make a difference?

 

curious.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Application to Participate in the PCN Program
Click here for Instructions

U.S. Publisher

 

Publishing House 
Street or P.O. Box: 
City:     State:     Zip code:  -
Phone:  ( )        Fax:  ( )  
Email:   
Homepage: 
ISBN Identifier: 

 


Senior Officer

 

Last Name:     First:    Middle:
Job Title: 
Phone:  ( )        Fax:  ( )  
Email: 

 

 

If address for Senior Officer is different from Publisher, click here.
For registration of a non-US Senior Officer, click here.

 


Principal Contact

 

Last Name:     First:    Middle:
Job Title: 
Phone:  ( )        Fax:  ( )  
Email: 

 

 

If address for Prinicipal Contact is different from Publisher, click here.

 

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My drawings. in Introduce Yourself

Posted by Isabella67 Aug 22, 2018

Hello I am working on a children's book. I would like to know how to prepare my drawings. Is there a way to save them in a program. I am supposed to download them but how do I save them in a program? Right now I have them on a hard copy. Thank you in advance for your help.

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