Review: Inside Stories by Trish Nicholson

A review of Inside Stories by Trish Nicholson, kindly written for Writer’s Block Author Services by Anne Coates. Anne Coates is an editor and author who has published seven non-fiction books and two collections of short stories. She is currently working on a crime novel. This is without doubt one of the best books I have […]

Hyperlinked Footnotes

If you’re publishing your eBook through Smashwords then you cannot use the inbuilt footnotes in Microsoft Word. As far as I’m aware Amazon will convert these, but Smashwords will flatly refuse. I managed to get round this by coming up with a way of keeping your footnotes, but format them slightly differently. It’s fiddly, so […]

Processes Prior to Publication!

When you have finished writing your book it goes through a few processes to ensure it’s ready for publication.  You proofread and edit it Professional proofreading and editing Cover design Formatting It may not be in this order, but these are the main stages of publishing a book to ensure that it’s as good as […]

Authors Beware: Amazon Could Remove Your Book!!

When someone posts a review on Amazon it goes through a review process, personally I have never had any reviews rejected by their moderation, or removed following publication, but it seems others have! In particular there was an article published on the Forbes website entitled Amazon Tackles Review Problem, Deletes Wrong Reviews. This article was published in […]

eBook Formatting – Use Excel to type your TOC Chapters

eBook Formatting Tips Series – Video 2 You may have seen my second eBook formatting video, it is along the same lines as the previous video eBook Formatting – Creating a Linked Table of Contents Manually. Unusually this is something I only thought about doing one day while I was formatting an eBook, even though I […]

Generate More Traffic to your Blog for Free!

…and get more eBook sales in the process! If you’re an author then I assume your writing is at a standard where you can write really good articles. Do you write a blog? Maybe you write a column for a magazine or newspaper? One potential marketing opportunity that not many authors make use of is […]

Author Profile: Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver is an author, artist, child of the moon, and scientist who lives with his wife and son in the Pacific Northwest.  Between his work as a formulations chemist and his duties as the managing member of Luna Risen LLC, he rarely has a chance to relax and enjoy the works of his favorite […]

Slideshare: Do’s & Don’ts of eBook Formatting

I signed up to Slideshare some weeks ago with the intention of uploading some presentations about eBook formatting. I did start one, but didn’t get round to finishing it because it didn’t flow very well. Over the weekend I decided to try again and what I did was I repurposed an old blog post and […]

Author Interview: Kurt Chambers

Interview with Kurt Chambers the author of Truth Teller.       How long have you been writing for? I started writing when I was in my mid-thirties, about eight years ago. I have to confess, I’m not one of those authors who have written since they could first pick up a pen that you […]

FAQ: How to Upload your eBook to Amazon Kindle

I get asked quite a bit how you upload your finished (and formatted) eBook to Amazon Kindle. Well in this blog post I am going to try and run through the process in very easy terms and screenshots so you can see exactly what you need to do.  First things first you need to sign-up […]