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    Ebook Review: Scared to Beath

    by Sabrina

    Title: Scared to Beath Series: Zombie RiZing Book 1 Author: Matt Pike Genre: Sci-fi, middle grade Publisher: Matt Pike Release Date: December 18, 2014 Format: ebook Pages: 57 Source: author Elizabeth is a survivor. Sure, everyone who made it through the first few weeks of the Zombie RiZing is a survivor, but she’s a special […]

    Indie Authors: Print on Demand (POD) Options

    by Sabrina Distribution

    For indie authors, it’s good to have options. This means making your book available in multiple formats: ebook, audio, and print. Just a few years ago, financing your own print books would have been either very expensive, take up a lot of garage space, or both. But now there are companies that offer short runs […]

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    Indie Authors: Selling Print Books and Working with Bookstores

    by Sabrina Information

    For indie authors, it can be harder to sell print books than ebooks. But, there are a number of opportunities and methods authors can use to sell print books, and even get their books into bookstores. Holly Brady outlines tips for authors when approaching bookstores. This includes working with local bookstores, working with POD services not […]

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    Indie Authors: Dealing with Reviews, the Good and Bad

    by Sabrina Information

    Not everyone will like your book. And sometimes, you may end up with a one-star review. I’ve been there, and initially it feels like a punch in the gut. So what’s the best way to deal with a negative review? Respond? Ignore? Take the feedback into consideration?

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    Lessons Learned From Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback and Web Therapy

    by Sabrina Information

    Originally posted on my author site on 11/17. I am a TV addict. I have a spreadsheet that tells me what channel and time all the current shows I watch air. My husband set up a DVR that can record up to 4 shows at once, though that’s not always enough. I know the dates […]

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    How To Promote Your Self-Published Book (Guest Post)

    by Sabrina Information
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    By Pedro Barrento – Ideas for a Revolution This post was originally published on Pedro Barrento’s blog, Ideas for a Revolution. Barrento is the author of two books, The Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale, and Marlene and Sofia – A Double Love Story. After almost two years promoting my own books I’ve reached the […]

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    Indie Authors: Translating Books for Multiple Audiences

    by Sabrina Distribution

    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 […]

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    An Interview with Mike Hartner, Author of I, James

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    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, […]

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    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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