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Deanna Lynn Sletten: Tips for Self-Publishing – Step Three: Formatting Your eBook

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Penelope‘s insight: 

This is a Part 3 of 4 of some great tips on how to self-publish. This post gets into an aspect of self-publishing that turns most authors away for good; that is, formatting your ebook. There is no doubt about it, there is a bit of a learning curve. It can be done, but it may take a lot of trial and error.  Hopefully, this post will give you the confidence you need to dive in and get started on your formatting journey.

 1) STYLE GUIDE – Considered by some to be the best Formatting Guide, you can download Smashwords Style Guide for FREE in PDF or Mobi. (formatting varies a bit for Amazon vs. B&N) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

 2) SIMPLIFIED FORMATTING GUIDE – Amazon has their own. https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A17W8UM0MMSQX6

 3) FORMATTING GUIDE – Barnes & Noble and Pubit has a guide in their FAQ’s. http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=support

 4) CREATESPACE FORMATTING – You can upload your word document that started with, but you will then need to create page #’s and headings. This takes a little bit of work but once it is done once, you’ll feel like an expert! 

4) KINDLE BOOK GENERATOR – This is ebook formatting software. This is the route that I have taken to format all of my ebooks. I learned how to do the formatting, but found an awesome software that is a cinch to upload my word document, and then it automatically generates all the different file formats to upload to the various publishing platforms. It also has a Photo Storage option to store all of your pictures from all your books. I love it and highly recommend! http://jvz1.com/c/46060/2211

 For all 4 platforms, you can use your Word document to begin. First make a copy, then start the formatting. If this part of the process still frustrates you, don’t give up. There are plenty of outsourcers willing to create your ebook for you–for very little.


*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on “Writing for Kindle”*****

 Link to the original article: http://www.deannalynnsletten.com/2012/08/tips-for-self-publishing-step-three.html


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How to Use Social Media Marketing For Your B2B Marketing

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Penelope‘s insight:

 This is a very short article that stresses the importance of social media for your marketing. If you are an author and marketing yourself and your books, before you dip your toe into the social media water, at the very least you need your very own website or blog.

 Many people become paralyzed when thinking of setting up a website or blog. If this describes you, the simplest way to start out is with FREE. Go to WordPress.com or Blogspot.com and set yourself up a free one to get started. Once you get the hang of it, you can always move the information over to a paid doman of your choosing.

 Both of these sites make it extremely easy to get started. You just need to fill out a simple form with your e-mail and user name, and the name you choose for your blog.  If you can get a blog in your author name, do it! You can always add in numbers if the name is not available. Only lower case letters and numbers are allowed. Another option would be to type in your name with the word “Author” at the end.

 So, if you are at wordpress.com and looking for a name for your blog, try this:

 YourName.wordpress.com, -OR-

 YourName12.wordpress.com – OR-

 YourNameAuthor.wordpress.com, -OR-


You should be able to find an available name with those 4 choices. At wordpress, if you don’t want the wordpress.com at the end, you have choices to purchase the .com, .net, .me, or .org extensions. Your .com would be the best, and it is only $18/year.

 If you still scared about setting it up yourself, head on over to Fiverr.com. There and many talented individuals over at that wonderful outsourcing site that will set you up your very own site for $5! A modest investment that will heap huge rewards.


*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on “Ebook Promotion and Marketing”*****

 Link to the original article: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3jOfAB/www.coimbatoresocialmedia.com/how-to-use-social-media-marketing-for-your-b2b-marketing


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