Promote your eBook for Free with eBooksoda – Limited Time Offer

I sent this great offer out to my mailing list this week, but thought that it would be useful to add it to my blog as well so it gets a wider audience. There is also a press release that goes with this offer which gives further information about the service. I have signed up […]

5 Tips: Using images in eBooks

Generally speaking fiction books don’t use images, although I have formatted a few that do. The majority of non-fiction books have images of some sort, whether they are diagrams or photo’s for a memoirs style book. If you’re planning on formatting your book yourself then there are some things you need to be aware of […]

My Life as a Writer

Mark Woods is an aspiring author and a full-time Chef just starting on his writing career. He has several short stories published or forthcoming and is working on his first full length novel. You can connect with him on his Facebook Author Page, follow his Blog and check out all his collected fiction on his Amazon page. My name is Mark […]

Review: How to Write and Publish Non-Fiction by Fiona Shoop

A review of How to Write and Publish Non-Fiction by Fiona Shoop, kindly written by Anne Coates. Anne Coates is an editor and author who has published seven non-fiction books including Applying to University 2014 (Need-2-Know), Parenting Without Tears Guide to Living with Teenagers and Parenting Without Tears Guide to Loving Discipline (both Endeavour Press) […]

Amazon URL’s

A very short blog post for today, but I thought it an important one to get across to you. Have you noticed the URL on Amazon when you click on a book? I work with many authors, maybe that’s obvious… 🙂 One thing most of them all have in common is they always send me […]

Review Advice from Bookbag

At www.thebookbag.co.uk, we have been reviewing books for the best part of a decade. Our site contains almost 9,000 reviews and we still get a little frisson of anticipation every time we begin reading something new. And we still read reviews by others with great enthusiasm, looking for something new and interesting. Readers are like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]