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  How to Open ePub Files on Your iPad.   Wondering how to manually load an ePUB file onto your iPAD device? The steps below are quoted directly from an article I found on https://ipadacademy.com and give a very easy to understand way to way to load the ePUB on your iPAD. &nbs...
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Looking to convert your ePUB eBook file into the equivalent Adobe PDF version? No problem, here is a quick and easy (did I mention free?) tutorial demonstrating how to convert your ePUB eBook files into a PDF format and best of all, it completely avoids using the complex and cumbersome eBook editin...
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  I have to admit upfront that I am somewhat biased here. More than biased—I am actually pretty pissed. Not only because BabyCart failed to keep their commitments to their customers but also because they treated these customers appallingly after receiving many well-earned complaints. I also ...
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  The 5th Open Book Festival will be hosted in District Six, Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre. The event, similar to the recent Kingsmead Bookfair will host an impressive list of local and international talent. Looking at the author line up from their website I see a few names that really make...
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  Ordering copies of your own title from Createspace are termed “Member orders”. Authors who understand the benefits of the print-on-demand process and have opted to use the Amazon-owned company, Createspace,  to handle the printing and shipping of their paperback title, might at some po...
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  This article is for the self-published author looking to enhance the marketing of a print-on-demand paperback listed on Createspace. Before creating these discount codes on Createspace, ensure the following steps of publishing on Createspace have been taken care of: Your PDF interior manu...
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  Recently, whilst on a visit to my coastal hometown of Durban, I was lucky enough to meet up with local author Robin Jackson for coffee and a chat about his success as a South African author publishing online. Robin's focus in his first published book Losing the Faith revolves around the...
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  Here are the 3 most expensive eBooks on Amazon as of June 2015. Something to think about here is that, these prices are excluding local sales tax which means the price might increase further if you were going to purchase. The two most expensive eBooks have a big file size of well over 100 M...
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  Wait, there are Afrikaans authors on Amazon!? Yes, Amazon currently has an Afrikaans section spanning over 3000 titles, although there is little to no information easily available (that I know of) that shows how well Afrikaans authors are using Amazon to publish independently. After years p...
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  Would you walk into a KFC or MacDonald’s and ask the cashier to decide what you want to eat? Would you pull in at a petrol station and ask the pump-attendant to choose your car's fuel type? Would you let him decide the air pressure of your tyres and how much fuel to pump into your ...
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