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How to Create Picture Ebooks for Kids

This post by Laura Backes originally appeared on Jane Friedman’s site on 2/23/15. Until recently, creating ebook versions of children’s picture books was something publishers reserved for their best-selling authors and illustrators. If you wanted to self-publish a picture ebook, you either needed to be a whiz at writing code, or you paid an ebook […]

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Can You Successfully Use Word Templates to Create eBooks?

This post by Kimberly Hitchens originally appeared on BookNook.biz on 10/5/14. Once upon a time, (okay, about a month ago or so)  in a fit of curiosity, I decided to buy one of those advertised templates—you know the ones—make your ebook from WORD!  Why?  Because we get a lot of inquiries here.  In fact, we […]

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Manuscript Formatting and the Nuclear Option

This post by Melinda Clayton originally appeared on Indies Unlimited on 5/6/14. This past fall I published a self-publishing book. It looked great on my computer screen. The formatting was perfect; my spacing, indents, page breaks, etc., were all exactly where they needed to be, so I uploaded to Kindle Direct Publishing feeling pretty confident […]

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Announcing Pre-order for KDP

An email Amazon sent to KDP authors today: We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will […]

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Playing with Permafree Books – The Results

Playing with Permafree Books – The Results

This post by Nick Stephenson originally appeared on his site on 1/9/14. I’ve been experimenting with a permafree book over the last few weeks – admittedly, I’m a little late to the game, but with so many indie authors using this approach, I figured it was time to dip my toes in the water. I […]

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