Amazon KDP Select Top Tips

If you don’t know what KDP Select is, it’s a service from Amazon Kindle which you can sign up to which makes your eBook exclusive to Amazon for a period of 90 days. During those 90 days you are not allowed to sell your eBook on any other platforms, so you will have to unpublish […]

Author Interview: D.J. Johnson

An author interview with D J Johnson, author of the popular book The Critical Path.   How long have you been writing for? About 15 years, but with gaps. I’ve found it difficult to combine writing with a full-time job, though necessity means I’m having to get better at this. What would you say is […]

Exploding Book – No, it’s The Nuclear Method!

My new blogging schedule which is now in full swing also includes providing you with a YouTube video on eBook formatting tips once per month. I had planned to create it in the middle of the month, but seem to have got ahead of myself. Last week I created a very short video on how […]

5 Little-Known Tips to Improve your eBook Formatting

All these tips you can find online yourself by doing a simple search, but you need to know what you’re looking for. When I come across a problem when I am formatting an eBook I search online and 9 out of 10 times I come up with an answer.  My opinion on eBook formatting is […]

Formatting Tip: Creating Styles

I had planned on creating a video for today’s post, but my voice doesn’t get much use now I work from home (unless talking to the dog) so my attempt failed – but I will get one done soon I promise. I have decided to show you some screenshots on how to create a style […]

Social Media for Authors – Part 2

As promised here is part 2 of the Social Media for Authors post which follows on from part 1, if you’ve not read that one yet, here is the link – Social Media for Authors Part 1. In the last post I went through some of the ways you can gain fans/followers, and a little […]

12 Steps to Format an eBook

After formatting books for some time now I decided that I would create a very simple Microsoft Word template which authors can use to write their books (for those who like writing in Word obviously). It’s basically a blank document, but the styles I have set-up are all ready to be used to create a […]

Education Never Ends

By James A Bresco James A Bresco. A well traveled and freedom loving adventurous male. James, a confirmed bachelor, closer to sixty than ever before, is passionate about writing and sailing, loves cooking; and thrives on Asian food, James lives aboard his boat and has no plans of going ashore, just yet.  “Education never ends, […]

Social Media for Authors – Part 1

I am taking part in the Ultimate Blog Challenge and posting alternately between my blogs, you can read all about it at my other blog on this post: Like a Challenge? Join me on the Ultimate Blog Challenge this January! So for Day 2 I am going to go into some helpful tips for using social […]

Do’s & Don’ts of eBook Formatting

When I receive manuscripts from authors there is usually some strange formatting going on.  I have noticed that the authors I work with the most, take the time to look at what I do when I format their eBooks and try and get the original manuscript over to me in a better state.   I […]