To Wattpad or Not to Wattpad

What a question! Last year my client Chloe King looked into writing on Wattpad. Finding that Erotic Stories were acceptable she went ahead with her plan.  Except it isn't as clear cut as that at all. Not even by a small bit. One story was reported and pulled down. No email to the author, no … Continue reading To Wattpad or Not to Wattpad

New Features in JAWS

I have a few blind clients and many of them use JAWS so they can use their computers. Here is an update from the site.   New Features in JAWS Posted In Jaws-By Casey The information below has been taken directly from Freedom Scientific. Check out my comments below in the JAWS Wrap up, after the new … Continue reading New Features in JAWS

The Dark Valley with Electric Eclectic

New Release for Claire Plaisted. A short simple fantasy romance story for YA audience. Enjoy and please leave a review. Thanks

Claire Plaisted - Author

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The Dark Valley is a fantasy story. It was originally I just enjoyed writing this story, originally for Gems of Strength Anthology, which is about strong women. It is can be described as a dark fairy tale with some not very likeable creatures called Trolls who run mines to source precious gems.

The Crones are witch-like characters who want what every older woman want—to be young and pretty. The Crones have magical powers and they take the soul of the young people to help them achieve this. That is until along came Clarissa who finally breaks the curse on their valley.

I hope you enjoy the story, written in British English, and if you do, why not seek out some of my other work, too?

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How to Publish with KDP: Part Three

Here is Part Three of publishing with KDP….Thanks Harmony

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Hello SErs. Harmony here. As promised earlier, here is the third installment in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback.

If you’d like to take a look back at the planned outline in that post, then here’s the shortlink: And here’s the link to Part 1: Finally, here’s the link to Part 2: To make it easy to browse back and forth, I’ve set all links to open in new tabs. As this series progresses, I will update the links for you so that each post includes links to all past posts in the series.

So, here’s Part Three: How to Format for eBook

First up, here is a list of the accepted formats that Amazon allows for uploading…

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7 Author Essentials To Get In Place Before Releasing A Book

Can you use Books2Read without using Draft to Digital? I know you can add links in. However, is the Book2Read account separate
from D2D?

K.M. Allan

It takes a lot of effort to put together a book, whether you’re working as a team with a publisher, or going the indie route and doing it yourself.

There are final edits to do/check, book covers to organize/approve of, and print and ebook files to wrangle together. By the time your book is ready to launch, you’ll most likely be happy to see the back of it—and patting yourself on the back for a job well done.

But if you thought the work was over now that your MS is an actual book, take a seat back at your desk. There are a few more things to do before launch.

7 Author Essentials To Get In Place Before Releasing A Book

1. A List

If you’re a list person, this will come naturally to you. If not, learn how to become a list person.

Much like thinking you’ll remember…

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How to Self-Publish on Amazon

New to KDP… Here’s some help 🙂

Nicholas C. Rossis

A writer friend contacted me the other day to ask if I had any how-to posts on self-publishing. Specifically, she was asking for detailed information on how to self-publish her book on Amazon.

I didn’t have anything like that, as this blog assumes you will have already published your book and are looking for ways to promote it. But after a quick search, I realized that Amazon has dedicated an entire microsite to just that. They call it KDP Jumpstart and is a mini-course that walks you through all steps. So, here it is, for any writers who are still looking to self-publish their first book.

KDP Jumpstart

New to Kindle Direct Publishing? Want a simple, step-by-step guide to publishing on Amazon? KDP Jumpstart is a streamlined, sequential approach to the steps required to go from finished manuscript to published book. To publish on KDP, you’ll complete four major…

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