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Typesetting for eBooks – Advice on how to structure your eBook interior like a professional publisher.

Typesetting for eBooks – Advice on how to structure your eBook interior like a professional publisher.

 

Note from our Guest Blogger.

I first met David Henderson at the Jozi Book Fair in 2014. I was immediately intrigued by his knowledge of the digital publishing space, especially his fascination with using Amazon as his preferred sales platform. At the time, my knowledge extended not much further than print publishing and selling books into bookshops.

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Will Amazon KDP publish a book written in your language?

Will Amazon KDP publish a book written in your language?

 

This will be a short article helping self-published authors around the world understand if their book written in their unique home language will be accepted online. I will list the supported publishing languages of Amazon and Smashwords for those authors publishing an eBook and Createspace for those authors who still want to feel their book in a paperback format.

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Author shaming - How not to contact a publisher

Author shaming - How not to contact a publisher

 

Author shaming, this will be the post where we collectively shake our heads at the initial effort made by numerous aspiring authors when seeking assistance with the publishing process. Now as you would have guessed from the post’s title, these are unsuccesful applicants. First, some background.

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How to create an author book banner image for free.

How to create an author book banner image for free.

 

Owing to the popularity of the previous author-focused tutorial on how to make a free 3D cover image of your book and thanks to a curious reader question, I thought take our tutorials a step further and see how to create a banner that lists the author's book covers and possibly some accompanying call-to-action text too.

We can use the author book banner to help market the author in the following ways:

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Interview with an author - Erika Bester

Interview with an author - Erika Bester

 

I was luckily enough recently to spend some time with one of the few full time South African authors that could earn a living off (Amazon) book sales, Erika Bester.

Her name might not ring a bell to you the reader for two reasons:

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Top Time-Wasting Habits of Authors Who Publish Online

Top Time-Wasting Habits of Authors Who Publish Online

 

I deal with authors every day of every week. I wake up to the frantic phone calls of author’s wanting to know how their books are selling on Amazon. I take lunch in open areas so that authors who need help can call and I won’t disturb my colleagues. My dinner is littered with the calls from publishing hopefuls who want to know how they can get their manuscript published, my advice is issued freely between mouthfuls. In short - I know authors.

I hope that this post might help those authors who are taking time to perform due diligence on the self-publishing process. If that is you, then thank you for taking the time to read the post on the top time-wasting habits of authors who publish online.

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The Createspace Publishing Checklist - How to save time and money before you publish on Createspace

The Createspace Publishing Checklist - How to save time and money before you publish on Createspace

 

This post is written for the author who wants to use Createspace to publish their paperback book, leveraging Amazon’s reach using the print on demand model of self-publishing. I hope the post helps you speed up the Createspace process and saves you some money with the free resources at the end of each section.

Before we jump into the list of things you will need to have ready before starting, let’s explain a few things, just in case you weren’t 100% sure what Createspace was, or how print on demand could help you as the author.

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