Formatting your first eBook can be a daunting task, I often see people screaming on Twitter about how difficult they are finding the process. I offer many of them some help and advice, I don’t like to push the hard sell because I want to be helpful, I want people to give it a go themselves without feeling pressurised into paying out money for someone else to take care of it for them.
Have you heard of Goodreads?
If you’re an author or have a love of reading books then I hope you’ve heard of Goodreads.
From About Us on Goodreads:
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 13,000,000 members who have added more than 450,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in January 2007.
It’s not only a network of readers and book recommendations, it’s also a great place for authors to network with each other and other authors.
In the hope I could provide some extra help to authors/writers with the formatting of their eBooks, I recently set-up a group on Goodreads called Help with Book Formatting. So far there are 109 members and it seems to be the start of a great group for discussing formatting problems and to get advice on how to fix things.
So if you have a quick question, where better than to post a question on the group and get advice from all the other members who have either been through the process themselves, or those who format eBooks for a living.
Why not pop over and check it out!