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  • Thanksgiving is almost here, so I’m going to keep this post short and simple. One way indie authors can expand their market and increase their sales is to offer their books in multiple languages. Here are two tools that can help you with translation: Babelcube: Use this site to find a translator. Instead of paying […]

    Mike Hartner is the author of I, James, an historical fiction/romance novel about a young boy ripped from his family. Here’s the official description: James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11. Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land. Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, […]

    An Interview with Elizabeth Haydon, Author of The Tree of Water

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Elizabeth Haydon, documentarian, archanologist, and translator of Ven’s journals, including The Tree of Water, kindly answered some questions about her latest book. Read on for the interview and an excerpt from The Tree of Water. Here is her “official” bio: Little is known for sure about reclusive documentarian and archanologist Elizabeth Haydon. She is an expert in […]

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    5 Fast Ways to Write an Ebook

    by Sabrina Information
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    Today’s guest post is brought to you by Tanisha Williams, founder of ChatEbooks, a social media ebook marketplace that connects authors and readers. If you consider yourself a proficient writer, you’ve probably toyed around with the idea of writing a book. However, most of us are pretty busy and writing a book can be a tedious, […]

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    Indie Authors: Working with Beta Readers

    by Sabrina Editing

    Beta readers are amazing. They can help find plot holes, grammar mistakes, and other issues with manuscripts. They help save you time and money with editing. And they are part of your fan base, and a great first marketing step for a book. According to Belinda Williams, it’s important to find the right kind of […]

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    eBookStage, a New Marketing Tool for Authors

    by Sabrina Information
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    eBookStage is a new site that offers readers deals for their favorite ebooks. Indie authors can take advantage of the site by submitting their discounted or free ebooks, which eBookStage can help promote to its audience. Daniel Weber, the co-founder and marketing manager at eBookStage, answered some of my questions about the service and how authors […]

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    Startups in Publishing

    by Sabrina Future

    We live in exciting times. Ebooks are evolving, the way people consume content is changing, and the barriers to entry for digital publishing are low enough that many creative people are able to test out their ideas. In the spirit of supporting those brave enough to go out and follow their passions, I’ve compiled a […]

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    Planning an Effective Video Strategy with MWP Digital Media

    by Sabrina Information
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    Sometimes it can be difficult for indie authors to think about video, but having a YouTube channel with book trailers, author interviews, and more can help boost an author’s platform. In order to find out what kind of videos work best, My Web Presenters (MWP) Digital Media has a new video marketing comparison tool, which […]

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    On a Break for Two Weeks

    by Sabrina Uncategorized

    For the next two weeks I’ll be taking a break from the online world. Tomorrow I’m getting married to my best friend and shortly after we’ll be celebrating on our honeymoon, which doesn’t seem to be the ideal time for blogging. I’ve heard about people who take vacations where they are “unplugged” and I think […]

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    Indie Authors and ESingles

    by Sabrina Information

    For a while now, people have been experimenting with different lengths for their ebooks. Because of their digital nature, the length of an ebook matters less than the length of a print book. Since there are no paper costs, they can be as long or as short as the author likes. One new type of […]

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    Blog Tour: Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past by Sharon McCrumb

    by Sabrina Author Interviews

    Best-selling author Sharon McCrumb is releasing her first holiday novella, Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past: When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories […]

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    How to Create a Basic Ebook in 10 Steps

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion

    After my short series on how to create a fixed format ebook, I thought I’d revisit the basic steps on how to create a regular ebook. This is for novels, or books with mostly text. There are 10 steps to creating an ebook, and if you find this useful, you might like to try out my […]

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    Ebook Review: Kings of the World

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: Kings of the World Series: Yes Author: Matt J. Pike Genre: Sci-Fi/YA Release Date: April 30, 2013 Format: ebook Pages: 368 Source: author The galaxy is on the brink of war and only four dysfunctional, hormone-driven teenagers from Earth stand in its way. God help us all. It didn’t take Cooper long to come […]

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    How to Create a Fixed Format Ebook (Part 6): KF8 Magnify Text

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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    In this series, I have covered how to setup a fixed format ebook, how to add images, how to place text, how to embed fonts, and how to implement the read aloud function. In this post I’ll go over how code for KF8, so that hot spots (where you touch the page) can magnify text. This only works for Kindle ebooks, […]

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    Ebook Review: The Art of Love

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: The Art of Love: Origins of Sinners Grove Series: Prequel to Sinners Grove Author: A.B. Michaels Genre: Historical Fiction Release Date: May 4, 2014 Format: ebook Pages: 364 Source: author How Much Would You Sacrifice for Love? With nothing but a strong back and a barrel full of ambition, August Wolff finds wealth beyond […]

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    An Interview with C.H. MacLean, Author of Two Empty Thrones

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    C.H. MacLean is a YA fantasy author, whose latest book Two Empty Thrones is about a 14-year-old girl in a magical forest. Intrigued? Read on for MacLean’s interview with me, as well as a special excerpt from the book. S.R.: You have a great bio on your website. How long did it take you to write your first […]

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    Publishing eBooks For Fun, Education, And Profit

    by Sabrina Information

    By Brian Wu – SI Guides Indie publishing means authors can focus on the niche subjects they are passionate about. Brian Wu, of SI Guides, shares insight on educating children with niche stories about illnesses. Thanks to today’s technology, it’s easier than ever for artists to create. Singers and song writers can create new music and connect […]

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    How to Create a Fixed Format Ebook (Part 5): Read Aloud Code

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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    In this series, I have covered how to setup a fixed format ebook, how to add images, how to place text, and how to embed fonts. In this post I’ll go over how add read aloud functionality to your children’s story. I recommend this only for fixed format children’s ebooks, because it can be tedious adding all the […]

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    Indie Authors: Finding Support in Writing Forums

    by Sabrina Information

    Writing can be a difficult task, but it doesn’t always need to be a solitary one. Sometimes authors need feedback, support, or conversations with other empathetic writers. Here is a list of online writers’ forums and groups of writers who meet in person: Accentuate In Other Worlds Kindle Forum Mars Social Published Authors Scrawl Suvudu […]

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    How to Create a Fixed Format Ebook (Part 4): Embedding Fonts

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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    So far in this series, I have covered how to setup a fixed format ebook, how to add images, and how to place text. In this post I’ll go over how to embed fonts, to make your ebook even more unique. You can use this trick for both fixed format ebooks and reflowable ebooks. The […]

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    Comparing the Ebook Submission Process: Self-Publishers v. Publishers

    by Sabrina Distribution
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    I recently wrapped up a freelance project with a small publisher, where I uploaded/submitted ebook files and metadata to Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google. In the process, I thought about the similarities and differences between how a self-publisher would go about distributing an ebook versus a publishing company that is submitting files […]

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    How to Create a Fixed Format Ebook (Part 3): Placing Text

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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    In the last two posts of this series, I covered how to set up a fixed format ebook and how to add images to a fixed format ebook. In this post I’ll cover how to place text on specific parts of a fixed format ebook’s “page,” which includes placing text on top of the image. […]

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