How to Write a User-Friendly eBook (Plus 10 Associated Articles) Right now, someone, somewhere will be embarking on the writing of an eBook. Why? Some do it to make some money; it’s one of the easiest ways to start an online business. It's not a difficult as you may think. Sat, 20 Jun 2009 05:50:43 PST en-us How to Write a User-Friendly eBook Sat, 20 Jun 2009 05:50:43 PST Consider Self Publishing in Ebook Format learn how to self publish your book online in ebook format. Sun, 24 May 2009 10:37:08 PST It’s Good To Be A New Writer: Breaking The Myth That Experience Is Everything There’s a rumor out there in the publishing world that an editor won’t even look at the work of a new writer. It might be true for certain types of writing, but after interviewing hundreds of editors, I’ve found that most are more open to new writers than you might think. And there are a few major benefits to being a new writer too. So before you spend too much time trying to work out how you can appear to be a published professional writer when you’re not, consider takin... Mon, 25 May 2009 08:03:49 PST Eleven Steps To Print Publication Creating a printed book is a bit more complicated than creating a PDF eBook. More steps are involved, just by right of producing a tangible finished product that needs to be handled in the physical world (versus an electronic document that can be distributed by e-mail or online). The basic print publishing process for a print-on-demand publishing cycle for a book that will be sold online through the print-on-demand vendor's website (and/or other online booksellers like Amazon... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:06 PST From Ebook To Print Book: Five Pitfalls Has anyone else noticed a trend of books, both self-published and from commercial publishers, that were originally ebooks and have not completely shaken the unfortunate signs of their origin?1.Since ebooks can be sold easily at 80-100 pages, but print books cannot, the book version gains length through appendices that take up one-third of the page count. Sometimes the appendices are quite tangential to the main topic, and other times they contain golden information that s... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:06 PST How to Create a Professional Ebook Design After a writer writes a book, he ends in a fix, in deciding how to get the manuscript formatted and compiled into an e-book. After trying to do it on your own, you decide to get professional help when the page you get turns out to be a printed page, but not actually what you had in mind! When you publish your e-book, you want it to stand out and look professional enough to command the best possible price. You want to look at your creation with pride as it brings increased sales. Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:07 PST Practically Perfect Proofreading And Other Editing Myths One of the difficulties a writer faces is reviewing their work in an attempt to locate all errors. There are generally two forces that work against a writer who attempts to ensure their work is error-free.1. Being too close to the work you have difficulty concentrating on the writing.2. You know what you want to say so it is possible you read over mistakes simply because your mind only sees your impression of the article.In order to be effective in proofreading yo... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:10 PST Thesaurus: Word Roulette There is some beautiful literary styles that thrive on the repeated use of words and phrases. The language is poetic and beautiful. This, however, is not an article that encourages the use of repeated words.Unless you are writing in a style that demands the use of repetition it may be in your best interest to read through your text and determine if a word or phrase is overused.Example:BadThe purpose of this exercise is to find the purpose of the repeated use o... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:12 PST Who's Speaking: Choosing A Narrator's Voice Have you given much thought to the voice of your narrator? Perhaps you assumed the narrator in your novel should remain neutral. Many writers believe that the narrator should have little in the way of identity and the use of a narrator is essentially a necessary means of moving the story from one scene to the next.It may come as a surprise to learn that your narrator can, and SHOULD, have a distinctive voice. The narrator should be used to do more than simply take the rea... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:14 PST Writing Advice From The Experts Part #2 The most valuable of talents is never using two words when one will do. - Thomas JeffersonThere are many books that provide tips and guidance for publishing success. This series of articles takes you directly to a trusted source of wisdom – established authors. The hope is the experiences they have encountered will assist you in your writing objectives.On EditingThere is but one art, to omit! - Robert Louis StevensonA sentence should contain no unnecessary wor... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:17 PST Writing Advice From The Experts Part #3 You must be prepared to work always without applause. - Ernest HemingwayMuch of the wisdom available from established authors may be surprising in it’s honesty and straightforward nature. The reason this is likely true is the authors in question have had enough success that there is no need to candy coat the truths they have discovered in their experience. This is the final article in this series.On Learning the Art of WritingI learned to write by listening to peo... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:57:17 PST