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    Ebook Review: The Book of I

    by Sabrina

    Title: The Book of I Author: Jorge Armenteros Genre: Literary Publisher: self Release Date: September 4, 2014 Format: ebook Pages: 226 Source: author The Book of I is the story of Teaston, a painter struggling with schizophrenia, who finds himself at the edge of a cliff, at the edge of his life. Set in the seaside […]

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    Indie Authors: Using Collaboration Tools

    by Sabrina

    Indie authors have a lot of options when it comes to the tools they work with, and nowadays there are more and more tools that allow for productive collaboration. Below are just a few: Ice. A content editing tool on Github that lets you customize editing styles. The Substance Composer. Includes two-panel editing, DIY publishing, […]

    Indie Authors: Digital Comics

    by Sabrina Design

    Novels, children picture books, and even cookbooks are often discussed in the digital publishing realm, but another type of book is gaining more prominence: comic books. Comics are generally fixed format, because they are so image heavy and where the text is place matters (or else it doesn’t make sense). So, to make an EPUB […]

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    An Interview with Gary Rodriguez, Author of Escape Through the Wilderness

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Gary Rodriguez is the author of Escape Through the Wilderness, his first fiction book. Here’s the official description: “What was that?” Savi whispered anxiously. “It couldn’t be Vexel, could it?” Again, they heard more rustling in the woods, they knew it was getting closer. Sixteen-year-old Savannah Evans walks with a slight limp thanks to a […]

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    Indie Authors: Building Your Brand and Writer Platform

    by Sabrina Information

    To be a successful indie author, you need to have a brand / writer platform. At first, this may sound like a daunting task. And yes, it is a lot of work. But I’ve found that it helps to outline goals, and then break down your plan into small steps that you can easily do […]

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    Indie Authors and Authorpreneurs: Teaching Online Courses

    by Sabrina Information

    To many people, self-publishing means producing ebooks. But nowadays, that’s a limited way of thinking. A lot of indie authors call themselves authorpreneurs, and at least some of them have expanded their business to include not only books, but other digital content such as blogs, podcasts, videos, and even online courses. Making and selling your […]

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    Indie Authors: High Quality Book Covers

    by Sabrina Design

    When it comes to selling books, having an eye-catching cover is high on the list of getting more readers and buyers. But there’s a lot to consider. Should you make the cover yourself? Hire a designer? Use stock photos? To help with this process, BadRedHeadMedia recommends planning everything in advance, including researching your options and […]

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    Readers and Writers: Library News

    by Sabrina Distribution

    Libraries are an important part of the book publishing world, and it’s been a while since I mentioned them in a post, so here’s a collection of links to library news, services, and more. Library Databases “American Museum of Natural History Unveils New Database With 7,000 Digitized Items (Images, Illustrations, Drawings & More)” by Gary […]

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    Guest Post: Get More Blog Traffic with These Free Keyword Research Tools

    by Sabrina Information
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    By Brian Lang – Founder, Small Business Ideas Blog Finding and using the right keywords is essential when it comes to running a successful blog. Brian Lang, owner of Small Business Ideas Blog, covers how to research the best keywords. Blogging is a great way for freelance writers and authors to showcase their skills and start building a […]

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    So You Want to Write a Novel: Five Writing Mistakes, According to Grammarly

    by Sabrina Grammar Mistakes
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    Grammarly, a platform that helps writers edit, has taken NaNoWriMo to a new level the past two years with its novel writing group @Grammowrimo. Last November, Grammarly worked with 500 writers to produce a 40,000 word novel. In addition to publishing a novel, they’ve compiled a list of the top five common writing mistakes. See their […]

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    An Interview with Kyle Prue, Author of The Sparks

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Kyle Prue is the author of The Sparks, book one of the Feud Trilogy. Here’s the official description: Could you forgive your sworn enemy if it meant saving your family, legacy and beloved city from the hands of an evil power? The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given […]

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    Working as a Freelance Writer

    by Sabrina Information

    There’s been a lot of chatter lately about how writers earn a living. The Write Life has an excellent post, “Talking About Money: Why Writers Need to Be More Honest About How We Earn,” which covers Ann Bauer’s Salon essay on being sponsored by her husband, as well as how other writers earn a living and how […]

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    Ebook Review: The Fifth Crusade

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: The Fifth Crusade Series: The Crusades Book 2 Author: Mark Butler Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Mark Butler Release Date: December 29, 2013 Format: ebook Pages: 168 Source: author The year is 1215 in medieval Europe. Pope Innocent III is waging two Crusades simultaneously. The smaller Albigensian Crusade is a vicious war on the Cathars, […]

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    Guest Post: Global Fans? Get Global Links

    by Sabrina Distribution

    By Cole Lakes – Director of Operations, GeoRiot GeoRiot builds links that work “across countries, devices, and stores.” The company also recently acquired BookLinker.net, which creates a universal link for a book “that works for all Amazon stores.” If you’re an indie author, chances are you’re taking advantage of Amazon’s international online store to promote and sell […]

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    RedShelf: Affordable E-Textbooks

    by Sabrina EBooks
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    RedShelf is a platform that allows students to access e-textbooks. The company started in June 2010, when the co-founders Tim and Greg were asked by a professor to create a digital course packet. They developed the e-reading technology while still in college, and started forming partnerships with campus bookstores. Now RedShelf has more than 160,000 […]

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    Indie Authors: Gathering Data and Marketing Your Work

    by Sabrina Information

    You may already know, but I’m a big fan of data. It’s so useful, and can help streamline and make book marketing so much more effective, among other things. One great way to collect data is to do surveys. One great example of how survey data pays off is musician Jim Bianco’s album, Cookie Cutter. NPR […]

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    Indie Authors: Know Your Rights

    by Sabrina Information

    Writing and publishing books can be so much more than simply put a print and ebook out. As indie authors, you have rights to your intellectual property, and you can, to quote The Creative Penn, “exploit” them. Orna Ross said on The Creative Penn that “indie authors can sell rights themselves. The book is just […]

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    I Know Dino: The Podcast

    by Sabrina Publishing

    After months of researching, interviewing, and polishing, we have finally launched our long-awaited I Know Dino podcast (part of a larger I Know Dino project, which involves blog posts, books, and more)! You can find our new, free podcast on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-know-dino/id960976813?mt=2 Our first episode features Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute […]

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    Ebook Review: The Wonderful Alice of Oz

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: The Wonderful Alice of Oz Series: Oz-Wonderland (Book 3) Author: Ron Glick Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ron Glick Release Date: January 1, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 181 Source: author Three Wicked Witches vie for control of the Magical Land of Oz, while the Wizard appears no closer to solving the mystery of how to return […]

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    An Interview with Heather Thurmeier, Author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Heather Thurmeier is the author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You, a contemporary romance novel. Here’s the official description: Kali can’t cook to save her life, but she can write. As a foodie reviewer for both a huge national paper and a successful blog, she’s well on her way to achieving her dreams. When she’s […]

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    What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 3

    by Sabrina Information

    A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the second in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games and […]

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    What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 2

    by Sabrina Information

    A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the second in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games and […]

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