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    Indie Author Marketing Guide: Google Plus

    by Sabrina

    Google Plus is a social media platform that is not as talked about as Facebook or Twitter, but can be very important, depending on your niche. Google Plus Basics For those who may not be too familiar with Google Plus, here are a few of the basics. First, you fill out a profile, with a […]

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    Ebook Review: Free Money

    by Sabrina

    Title: Free Money Author: Barry Vass Genre: Thriller Publisher: Barry Vass Release Date: July 27, 2010 Format: ebook Pages: 189 Source: author Jimmy Spencer, a floorman at a major Las Vegas casino, receives a phone call from an old friend about a sure-fire gambling system he’s developed called “Free Money.” After a quick visit and […]

    Indie Authors: Expanding Your Content

    by Sabrina Distribution

    Writing and publishing a book is a great accomplishment, but it doesn’t have to end there. Books can be spliced, expanded, and distributed in new and multiple ways online. Gordon Burgett wrote about how to multiple a book’s sales by turning it into six books. It works easily with non-fiction books, where you can separate […]

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    Ebook Review: A Fate Worse Than Beath

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    Title: A Fate Worse Than Beath Series: Book 2 of Zombie RiZing Author: Matt Pike Genre: Middle grade, sci-fi Publisher: Matt Pike Release Date: February 18, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 61 Source: Amazon After surviving another heart racing day in Zombie RiZing, Beath and the gang are now stuck a long way from home. Worse […]

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    An Interview with Barbara Stark-Nemon, author of Even in Darkness

    by Sabrina Author Interviews
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    Barbara Stark-Nemon is the author of Even in Darkness, an historical fiction novel. Here is the official description: Spanning a century and three continents, Even in Darkness tells the story of Kläre Kohler, whose early years as a dutiful daughter of a prosperous German-Jewish family hardly anticipate the often-harrowing life she faces as an adult—a saga […]

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    A Look at Interactive Ebooks

    by Sabrina Design

    Interactive, multimedia ebooks are starting to gain some traction. In addition to embedding audio and video, some ebook creators are experimenting with game elements, using GPS, and adding activities. A year ago, Digital Book World discussed why enhanced ebooks were not taking off yet. According to Peter Costanzo, “The main problem is that the market […]

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    Social Reading and Writing

    by Sabrina Information

    Ebooks open up a whole range of possibilities, from how people consume stories to how they talk about books they’ve read, and even how they find new works to read. Because ebooks are digital, authors and readers have many opportunities to be social with their books. One example is annotating books online. Tools like AnnotateIt […]

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    Ebook Review: The Book of I

    by Sabrina Book Reviews
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    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 Information

    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, […]

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    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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