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Step 1) Realize that publishing is a tough business.  There are millions of books out there; countless more are published every year. The vast majority of these novels never sell more than a handful of copies. The odds of your novel becoming a bestseller aren’t much better than winning the lottery.

 

 

Step 2) Accept Step 1 and decide that you’re crazy enough to go for it anyway.  After all, some people have made it, so why not you?  Odds are, if you’re still here,  you will write your novel because you have to; to most writers, writing  is as essential as eating or breathing.

 

Step 3) Find your inner voice.  Find  the story that inspires you.  Find the characters you believe in.  Find  the book you must share with the world.

 

 

Step 4) Read more writing tips and study the craft.

 

 

Step 5) Find a good place to write.  I have a small, quiet office upstairs with nothing but a desk, a plant, and a laptop.

 

 

Step 6) When your novel is written,  revise it.  Polish the writing, rethink characters, cut out boring  scenes, write new ones, rewrite where necessary.                             I repeat this step several times.  For me,  Step 6 is much more work than Step 5.  For an hour I spend writing, I  can spend a day revising.

 

 

Step 7) Publish your novel.  Some  writers still submit their work to traditional publishers; most now  upload their novels directly to the ebook stores.

 

 

Step 8) Start writing your second book!

 

 

Good luck!

 

-keerthi

book publisher

https://www.ebooks2go.net/

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As the saying goes? if it ain't broke don't fix it. Books are a classic print format and, even with their transition into the eBook world, they still look their best when set in one of the following tried-and-tested typefaces.

 

We judged the legibility, beauty, simplicity and variety of weights available of a huge range of fonts, and whittled them down to these faithful five. They'll never let your typesetting down, guaranteed.


1. For Literary Fiction: Baskerville

A 'transitional' serif typeface, which borrows from its old-style predecessors (like Caslon, see below), Baskerville brings together the best of two worlds?classic and modern.

 

Baskerville is  unfailingly elegant and intellectual, but also highly readable when set  at small size, which makes it the perfect choice for literary fiction.

 

2. For Romantic Fiction: Sabon

 

Whether it's a classic Austen re-print or a contemporary teen romance, you want to find a typeface with femininity and elegance in abundance. Enter Sabon, a 1960s update on Claude Garamond?s design.

 

This serif is simple and clear, while retaining a definite touch of grown-up romance. You can't go wrong with setting a romantic epic in Sabon.

 

3. For Thrillers and Airport Page-Turners: Garamond

 

Used across all kinds of can't-put-down paperbacks, from Dan Brown to Gillian Flynn, Garamond is a versatile, easy-to-digest classic typeface, which has a neutrality and versatility that makes typesetting with it a breeze. Based on the Roman typefaces of Claude Garamond, the updated version of the typeface, Adobe Garamond Pro, offers six weights.

 

Team with more experimental sans serif chapter headings to add a modern flavour to thrillers and action fiction.


4. For Academic Non-Fiction: Caslon

 

 

The sight of this typeface may, for some, bring back painful memories of sweating over text books in Double Chem, but you can't deny that Caslon is the perfect choice for academic non-fiction. Set journals, encyclopaedias, text books and articles in Caslon and its subtle seriousness will convince any reader of its intellectual weight.

 

Adobe's update (Adobe Caslon Pro) adds a touch of modernity and improved digital adaptability, without compromising on the charm of the 18th Century original.

 

5. For General Interest: Utopia

 

 

For typesetting the newest Richard Dawkins or Jared Diamond, you'll want a typeface with a broad, approachable appeal. Just as general interest books seek to present factual information or opinion in an accessible format, so your font should strike a balance?not too intellectual, but not too dumbed-down either.

 

Typesetting devotees will no doubt still turn to a loyal serif for the task, and Utopia strikes the balance perfectly.

 

-keerthi

Book publisher

https://www.ebooks2go.net/

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BOOK COVER DESIGN

 

You've finished your final edits and you?re ready to share your story with the world! Don't forget in your excitement that the cover of your book is equally as important as the content inside. As the the front face of your book, it?s the first thing readers see when browsing the shelves of their favorite store or shopping online. Your cover also gives your work an identity. The distinct colors and fonts of your design distinguish your book from its surrounding titles and establish a fan connection to future releases.

 

Investing in a professional cover design with  ebooks2go can help you truly make a lasting first impression with readers. Our talented designers will collaborate with you to choose a book cover template that is just right for your book.


Tips for a brilliant book cover design

 

*Think like a reader, not like a writer.

*Think of your cover as a key piece of a puzzle.

* Nail your audience.

* Avoid cliches.

* Stick to your key message ? and write it down.

* Make your readers feel something.

* Stay open-minded.

* Use social media to get input from fans ? and listen!

* Use your first contest to find the perfect designer for future books.

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

-keerthi

https://www.ebooks2go.net/book-cover-design

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Trusted Book marketing Process

Posted by keerthi Jun 15, 2018

Before you start marketing your book, you need a clear plan to guide your actions. Determine what separates your book from other books.

 

The reality is, there are more books than ever available to readers, making it incredibly challenging for your book to stand out. But the good news is that you wrote your book for a reason.

 

There is something different and unique about your book that no other book offers. So what is it? What makes it unique and why should people want to read it? Your answer is the key to your book marketing strategy.

 

Indentify Target your audience

 

First of all, Part of developing your strategy is identifying your target audience. In order to optimize the efficiency of your marketing strategies you need to know who you are trying to reach.

 

Get on Social media

 

Social media is all about connecting with people online. There will always be a ton of value in attending conferences and doing book signings, but your reach is limited to a local crowd with in-person events. However, social media makes it possible to reach people all around the world. By posting regularly, interacting with fans, and letting readers see a glimpse of your life, you?re able to grow your fan base and ultimately expand your online presence.


Build Your Author Website


Your author website is the foundation for your online presence and it essentially links all your different online activity together. When someone hears about you and wants to learn more, they can visit your website and be directed to exactly where they need to go.


Grow Your Email List


Newsletters allow you to communicate with your subscribers on a regular basis. Many people might not be convinced to buy your book the first time they hear about it. That doesn?t mean they aren?t interested, they just need to be encouraged. When you send monthly newsletters, you?re consistently staying in touch with promotions, special deals, book bundle packages, and other incentives to help persuade subscribers to read your book.

 

Fill Out Your Book?s Metadata

 

 

Book metadata is the data search engines use to decipher the differences from one book to the next. When a potential reader searches for something online, search engines read the metadata attached to a web page and return results to fit the search. So your book?s metadata is the key to readers finding your book online. Whether they are searching directly for your title or for a specific genre, when you fill out the metadata accurately and strategically your book then shows up in more searches that match it.

 

When more people are discovering your book, then more people are reading and buying it. In a previous blog post, we took a deep dive into book metadata, to help authors better understand how it can help your book?s online reach.

 

Launch Your Book

A book launch is not only a celebration that your book is published, it?s also an announcement to the world. Most people outside your family and friends won?t know about your new book. A book launch allows you to share your huge accomplishment with local media and members in your community.


It also presents a great opportunity to spread the word to your online community. Post about it on your social media channels, write about it in your blog, live stream part of the event, or leave updates on your website. There are so many different ways to share the event across your various online platforms to increase excitement for your book launch event.


Offer Free eBooks


When you aren?t a well-known author,  your job is to find a way to get as many people to read your book as possible. One of the most effective ways to do this is to give it away for free to a number of readers. Think of it this way: it?s better that someone reads your book for free than not read it at all.

 

Obtain Reader Reviews


Reader reviews are so important to your book?s success online because they help build your credibility amongst readers. Reviews from unbiased readers simply reinforce to undecided readers that your book is worth their time and money. And as you begin gaining more reviews, your book climbs in the online bookstore?s rankings making it easier for readers to discover.

 

DIY Book Marketing Guide

Book marketing can be confusing and even overwhelming at times, but I do believe that if you trust the process you will eventually achieve success. Just like with the 76ers, your book marketing can prosper with the right moves and by trusting the process. If you?re looking for a more in-depth look into book marketing, eBooks2go has created a Book Marketing DIY Guide you can download!

 

 

-keerthi

Book publisher:https://www.ebooks2go.net/

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http://www.Facebook.com/vcreativeart16 check my Affiliate company toward the business development and my Author profile, I don't know why reviews should be my primary focus, I see that the public do look at them but I know that having worked really hard on promoting, advertising, building my legacy future and my Author blogs will develop, I appear has a little author because my reviews are so low and even on Amazon. I don't truly put much taught toward my competitors, I see friends not rivals trying to suck up your blood, why should we be rivals there enough place for all of us. Getting my Audible thru acx is great already, !!! I have enough things to do to run around discussions trying to get reviews that no one wants to gave.

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Check out my brand new title I just released today, feedback, review please, I can sent you a free upload to anyone

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Hi everyone, I know many of you are here to compete with each others on who will sell books 1st, I'm enjoying learning about other writers and impress by some readers and how much they can actually read!! I m a small reader but a bigger writer!!! Everyone wants the prize!!!??? But who gets it? The most ferocious telemarketers? Sales agent? Probably they know everything about marketing that's for sure, me I just want a tiny piece of cake a small reward nomination, anything so I could earn a little. So I decided that if I wanted to keep writing what I wanted and be and do what I love I will try making a book that could sale for once. So I did ( Stop setting, Start leaving ) on e-book Amazonkindle were you can find all my listings. If any of you can review I will send you a free copy to your inbox💙

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Hello All,

 

I hope this message finds you well. This is my first time publishing and I have a few questions I wonder if you all may help me answer?

 

1. When publishing with Create Space does a Copyright page automatically generate with data I plug in? Or is this something I need to draft or complete on my own?

 

2. I will send my manuscript to individuals that I will ask to make a comment for the back of the book. Am I able to add those comments after publishing?

 

 

I thought I had more but that'll do for now. Thanks all!

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Pages in Your Book

Posted by jpb3 Jan 16, 2018

Hey everyone,

 

I just wanted to post something quick about how you publish you pages. I just published my book "Goal Setting: Your Weekly Workbook" and I had to make sure certain pages were on the left side of the open book while others were on the right side. The pages I'm talking about are for people to actually fill out themselves.

 

I wrote the book on a Word Document. Word does not have the same "view" as Createspace when it comes to where your pages are on the physical book. Be sure to use Createspace's view as your final revision rather than Word (if you're using Word). Createspace shows you exactly how the book will look while Word simply moves their pages shown on the "Side to Side" portion from the right page to the left.

 

I made the mistake in thinking the pages were being flipped in the "Side to Side" mode rather than just transitioned from right to left. This was a beginner mistake, but thank goodness I got to see it when I ordered my proof!

 

Good luck to you all! Especially the beginners like me learning a lot as we go.

 

JPB3

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I put a lot of creativity and passion into this. Check it out and let me know what you think. “My World in Words” by Joseph Albrecht is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and the CreateSpace E Store! I enjoyed this project and hope you do also. Thanks.

 

Joseph Albrecht, NDTR

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Hi Create Space Authors and Publishers,

 

 

          It's so fascinating meeting and greetign with you all. 

 

I'm happy to say that my book " Stranger: A Stroy To Tell" will be out in next couple of days if not sooner!

 

Don't forget to check it out!! ^^^^^^^ add me on social for updates about my upcoming books

 

in: kiraeslick

sc: itsmebish2019

FB: kiraeslick

 

THANK YOU!

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Hello, Everyone!


Did you want to test your story with a "live" audience?


Highland Park Elementary School  is a Talented and Gifted (TAG) school, and it consists of grade levels pre-kindergarten  through sixth grade.  Despite its TAG school status, its scores on the County's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are not where they should be.  We are in the middle of a Read-a-thon to encourage students to read for the fun of it while they learn about critical thinking when reading.

 

For May 22, 2017, I am looking for authors of Children's and Young Adult books to help me motivate my students, at Highland Park Elementary School, during our Read-A-Thon by hearing your great stories.  You can get a lot of feedback from this pro bono experience.

 

You can make the difference if you donate 30 minutes of your time.  Fifteen minutes would be for you to  read an excerpt of your story to my students through GoTo Meeting.  The last 15 minutes would allow students to ask you questions about your story.  If you provide pictures, I can put a poster up and advertise your reading before you tell your story on the May 22.  You can advertise your book at this event and other books you may have authored, as well.  We can discuss and plan out what you want to do.  You will be sharing the day with other authors and information professionals.

 

You can see how much we have accomplished in three weeks through our read-a-thon at https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Highland-Park-Elementary-School_16430.  

 

If you would like to volunteer 30 minutes for a talk and answer session with my students on May 22, 2017, please fill in the form at https://goo.gl/forms/M82wbHXaSsfgWx3m1

 

Thank you for any consideration.

Dr. Lorette Weldon

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Cars coloring book - DONE!

Posted by AnnRainbow Feb 16, 2017

Hi there,

 

Finally I completed my first coloring book! It's about trucks, cars and planes - everything that boys like.

It's good as fo toddlers as for kids 4-8 years old.

No more paphos!

Here is a link! https://www.amazon.com/Trucks-Planes-Cars-Coloring-Book/dp/1542959276/

 

What do you think?

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I wanted to share my experience with Createspace and the timeline for working with the site. Overall, it's been an amazing thing to watch my MS Word File come to life as a real-life book in my hands. So mind-blowing!

 

 

Dec 2016       Manuscript complete

 

1/20/17          Created Createspace Account

 

1/20/17          Received call from Createspace for help on their publishing packages. Considered them over the weekend, but decided to do this on                     my own, since I had a strict timeline. I was invited to speak at a Christian Women's Conference on Feb 18... they said that a 4 week                     turnaround would be really tight.

 

1/22/17          Worked on my own Cover using Canva (free and absolutely amazing!)

                     Uploaded Cover to Cover maker (couldn't figure out how to make the back cover, so uploaded just the front & used CS Cover Maker                     for back).

                    Worked 20+ hours over the weekend to format interior of book - uploaded interior

                    Submitted book for approval in the late afternoon

                    Applied for LCCN # through Library of Congress - free

 

1/23/17         Technical Specs approval received at 10:00 am

                   Ordered First Proof via regular shipping (US) - expected 1/31/17

 

1/27/17         Jumped for JOY!!! Received Proof and held it in my hand while I jumped around in my kitchen!

 

2/1/17          Took forever to figure out why the gremlins had attacked the interior formatting of my book - when you fix one little thing, have to fix                    everything + re-do the Table of Contents!!! Re-submitted changes for approval at 7:00 pm

 

2/2/17          Obsessively checked e-mail until approval received at 12:31 pm - Drove my husband nuts.

2/2/17          [15min later] ordered SECOND Proof since I changed margins, gutter, format. Asked for RUSH Shipping!


2/6/17         Proof came on a Monday - made changes (minor & annoying ones) & submitted for approval review at 9:00pm

 

2/7/17         Thought I was compulsive before... checked website, e-mail & refreshed every 20 min.  Approval received 2:45pm

                  3:15pm - double & triple checked PDF proof (too late to order a copy now)

                  4:30pm - published to Kindle (without realizing I needed to format it differently! Whoops!)

                  9:00 pm - Received e-mail that it was approved from Kindle

 

2/8/17        Book was on Amazon... no kidding!!! Giddy with disbelief! Told everyone I knew!


2/8/17        Ordered my first set of 50 copies for the Women's Conference with RUSH delivery


2/13/17      Still waiting for my books to show up - expected date is Feb 14, but checked delivery status & shows they should be delivered today!

 

Thoughts: Steep learning curve & countless hours at the computer, making my eyes go beary. Now I know why CS does this for you. Advice: Pay them the $400 to do your interior! Wow!!! What a pain in the rear! Never realized what went into that. The headers were enough to make anyone scream. Glad I did all though because:

1. I am cheap & have a minimum budget

2. You learn how to do this on your own so you can do it again for the next book (of course there's another one... too addictive)

3. You can share ups/downs with others.

 

Hope you found this helpful, especially on how quickly CS turns things around. 24 hour approval is quite amazing, since my friend who published traditionally said it can take weeks.


Mona

 

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From Isa to Christ - A Muslim Woman's Search for the Hand of God

https://www.amazon.com/Isa-Christ-Muslim-Womans-Search/dp/0998637807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486563040&sr=8-1&keywords=from+isa+to+christ

 


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In questo libro sono state raccolte alcune nozioni fondamentali sulla sicurezza elettrica ed in particolare sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti nei sistemi elettrici industriali.

Lo scopo principale di tale realizzazione è di esporre, discutere e comprendere, nonché di risolvere i problemi concernenti la pericolosità dei contatti indiretti ed anche, in minima parte, dei contatti diretti. Il seguente libro cerca di ricoprire un campo piuttosto vasto riguardante i pericoli derivanti dalle differenti applicazioni dell'elettricità, per cui si trattano argomenti che vanno dalla moderna classificazione dei sistemi in bassa tensione (TT, TN, IT) e dal problema del coordinamento dei sistemi di protezioni con gli impianti di messa a terra dei sistemi suddetti, ai problemi sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti in media ed alta tensione, ma anche alle protezioni contro i rischi elettrici che possono essere insiti in ambienti come locali da bagno, piscine ed ospedali.

 

Ing. Antimo Audino


https://tsw.createspace.com/title/5107578

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