Email Newsletters for Authors: Why everyone is telling you you HAVE to have one.

Email newsletters… a pain, right? You have to build the list, you have to house the list, you have to design newsletters, come up with content and then send the newsletters. So much work… and so much techy type crap. Ugh. No, double ugh. But, yes, you really should have […]

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Report: Novelists Inc. Conference 2012: Social Media, Agents, Self-Publishing Success

Thanks to the threat of Sandy, I came back from the Novelists Inc. Conference in New York two days earlier than originally planned. Thankfully, this still gave me the chance to see many friends and make a number of new ones. I also was able to attend the first two […]

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Step by Step Guide to Getting an ePub to Validate Using Sigil

First why validate your ePub? Simply because it is one way to assure that your files can be viewed properly by readers. This doesn’t mean there won’t be any errors or weirdness, but it does help. Also, there are a few places that will reject epub files if they don’t […]

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Microsoft Word Tip: How to save those italics!

A while back I did a post on how to format an ebook with Microsoft Word as your starting place. Since writing that I discovered a great tip that makes the process even easier. If you have gone through the process, you know the worst part of taking an old […]

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Looking Back, 2011 The Year of the Author?

At some point in 2011 I read on some blog (that unfortunately I can’t remember the name of) that if 2010 was the year of the ebook, 2011 was the year of the author. I can live with that. In fact, after going through 2010 reading what to me were […]

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