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How to make an eBook

How to make an eBook

how to make an ebook“How to make and publish an eBook” is loaded with info to help you write, design, distribute, and promote your eBook. On this web page, we’ve collected the best-of-the-best information from our blog dedicated to creating eBooks, including Writing an eBook; How to design, format, and convert an eBook; How to get worldwide distribution; and How to promote an eBook.

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#BBchat recap: Camp NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

#BBchat recap: Camp NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

bookbaby twitter chat recapFor the April edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked a few of our authors and literary friends from around the world, including Grant Faulkner (Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month) for his thoughts on NaNoWriMo and how to stay motivated.

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Speed up! How to make better use of the time at your keyboard.

Speed up! How to make better use of the time at your keyboard.

speed up the process of writing a bookIf you’ve ever started the process of writing a book – or even a blog post – you may have asked yourself, “How long will this take? Can’t I speed it up at all?” Many budding authors underestimate the time needed to write a really good and polished book. Some writers get bogged down halfway through and give up or put the project permanently on hold.

It doesn’t have to be like this! There are ways to speed up the writing process, and these tips can apply to writing that tricky blog post just as much as to writing a whole book.

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Show me your book marketing ideas, and I’ll show you mine

Show me your book marketing ideas, and I’ll show you mine

Book marketing ideasWant to learn how to market and promote your self-published book? The good news: There’s no shortage of book marketing resources out there for self published authors. BookBaby gives all its authors a bunch of great products and services in our BookPromo kit – free to everyone who self publishes with us.

The bad news: There’s a huge amount of book marketing ideas being pushed out over the Internet, through eBooks, conferences, and more. I’d call it more like a glut. If you spend an hour researching some of it you’re bound to be overwhelmed. There are so many things you could be doing to promote your book, but which ones are really worth your while?

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5 ways to get publicity for your book (that aren’t related to your book launch or book tour)

5 ways to get publicity for your book (that aren’t related to your book launch or book tour)

Book launch publicityAs an author, when planning a publicity campaign, you probably think about contacting the press a few months before you launch a new book or embark on a book tour. But there are a lot of other ways to get press and blog coverage for your writing besides the usual book tour and book launch publicity campaign.

Here are just a few newsworthy events in your literary life that journalists and bloggers might be interested in covering: 1) When you start writing a new book. 2) When you’re deep into the writing, 3) When you finish writing your book, 4) When you solidify your book title, 5) When you finalize your book cover.

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Join NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner on our BookBaby Twitter chat April 22nd

Join NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner on our BookBaby Twitter chat April 22nd

JoinUs_April22_SocialThis Wednesday from 4-5 pm ET, we will host a Twitter chat discussing all things Camp NaNoWriMo, including how to stay motivated, discover inspiration, and navigate the transition between a completed manuscript and a published work. Author and Executive Director of NaNoWriMo Grant Faulkner will be joining us. Add your voice, questions, opinions, and experience to the conversation.

To participate, simply tweet during the scheduled time using the #BBchat hashtag! Join us to learn more about Faulkner’s strategies and recommendations for authors.

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How to choose the perfect book title

How to choose the perfect book title

Choose your book titleWhen writing a business book, or a book in any genre, your book title plays a big part in selling your work. Here are tips to help you choose your title wisely.

If you’ve ever told your friends and family that you’re writing a book, I bet the first thing they asked you was, “What’s it about?” And then, “What’s it called?” So it’s no wonder that authors tend to get a bit fixated on their book title right from the beginning.

Your book title will have a major impact on whether or not people buy it. Next to the cover design, it’s the single most important pre-purchase feature. So how do you choose the perfect title for your business book? Here are some quick and easy ways to generate ideas.

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London Book Fair 2015 Day Two: Show Daily

London Book Fair 2015 Day Two: Show Daily

LondonShowDaily2_SocialGet all the news from one of the world’s largest book expos, the London Book Fair, taking place in Olympia, West London April 13-19, 2015.

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BookBaby mailbag: Clarifying the notion of hybrid publishing

BookBaby mailbag: Clarifying the notion of hybrid publishing

hybrid publishing questionsAs I’ve received lots of comments on our new BookBaby guide, the Hybrid Author Game Plan, I thought I’d clarify some misconceptions about hybrid publishing might work in practice for our authors.

Jeffrey H. wrote: “Read your article, but I think it is somewhat misleading if one is trying to submit to magazines, and journals and publications—be it short stories, poetry, whatever. These publications typically demand unpublished manuscripts—they do not want to even consider something that is already out there.”

You’re spot on correct about the use of the same content. My thought about the “hybrid” nature of publishing is to use different content in each publishing path.

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London Book Fair Day One: Show Daily

London Book Fair Day One: Show Daily

LondonShowDaily_SocialJust because you’re not attending the London Book Fair, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep up on the news from the show. Check out the show daily, courtesy of Publishers Weekly.

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