My mistake, I suppose, but I assumed this book would be about the aspects of publishing that are unique to eBooks. Make sure that you can tick every box before you consider your novel completely finished. Another good one is which sells your ebook on a variety of sites but that doesn't include amazon also if you sell on a 3rd party site you have to them commision. A lot of people give away ebooks which is a viable option as it at least gets your name well known. I learnt a lot from it. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. I am old fashioned and like the feel of pages in my hand.
It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with skill, and approach agents and publishers with confidence. می تونم قسم بخورم هیچی بهم یاد نداد. I bought a hardcopy of this guide book and threw it away after just reading 3 chapters. Still, it's a good book with sound advice. There's a lot of subtlety left out in the rapidly shifting marketplace, particularly as it relates to the politics of what is happening as the publish I wish I had learned more that I didn't already know here note: I've worked for over two decades in the entertainment business and have a significant background in the internet space , but this is a reasonable overview book for the complete beginner that's very clear and straightforward with a reasonable number of examples that are easy to follow.
As a technical writer, I have been busy writing technical stuff, and creating art, that I allowed the e-book scene to partially bi-pass me. The book will take your e-book from writing to the reader in all its various ebook forms. Structure your novel Develop believable characters Put the seven basic stories to work Troubleshoot and edit your work Get a good agent Negotiate a deal My main problem with reference books, or books that are there to guide you is that the writer often writes in a way that only he, and others in his industry understand. It is simple and enjoyable to read and pretty straight forward. Finding An Agent and Getting Published : Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear.
صحيح إن قراء هذا الكتاب سيتسلحون بقصص وأحاجٍ تكفي لتروى في آلاف الحفلات، لكن كتاب الاقتصاد العجيب يستطيع أن يقدم أكثر من ذلك، إنه يعيد تعريف الطريقة التي ننظر بها إلى العالم الحديث تعريفاً حرفياً. While these things are covered, more or less, a significant amount of space is devoted to matters any writer should be familiar with already--the actual writing of a book, the importance of editing, etc. The book I read to research this post was Publishing E-books for Dummies by Ali Luke which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. You can turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel. As an example, one of the biggest issues arises with formatting during the conversion process from your original document into one of the E-book formats. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways.
It could very well expand your horizons to consider the possibilities. Terrible and stupid advice given by the author Ali Luke. Writing a book let alone publishing it is hard. Description: 1 online resource Contents: At a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with Writing a Novel and Getting Published; Chapter 1: Entering the Writer's World; Knowing Yourself; Knowing Your Reader; Remembering that Writing Is Editing; Entering the Market; Chapter 2: Meshing Your Talent and Technique; Combining Talent and Technique; Turning to Your Talent to Find a Topic; Harnessing Your Technique; Reading Other Authors; Developing Your Style; Chapter 3: Getting to the Writing. Also throughout the text, there are frequent screen shots that illustrate, for example, how to work with Microsoft Word, Wordpress, forematting your text for Kindle, Smashwords, and other e-book formats, and even crafting sales pages.
Read this book if you are in the throes, or have just finished writing a book fiction or fact that you are considering turning into an e-book. From where she starts you, you can navigate and make your own way. Now to pay the fine at the library and return the book. I am now sure that I don't have the talent, luck, money, time or intelligence to write a novel, but at least it told it as it is. You're an inspiration and big help to us all. A lot of authors give a book away on a site like kindle for a limited time. In fact, is every one of them necessary? Overall, this book is a great resource.
Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon. One from the library that I picked up on a whim. Luke has a way of presenting her information and know-how in a way that makes it not only practical but also easily usable. Additionally, it gives a full guide to available creative writing courses and plenty of further reading resources. Still, those who have read this book probably have a slight advantage over those who don't, and I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone planning to publish an ebook.
I, on the other hand have been following the work and advices of self-pulished authors for a while and therefore I find that this book adds very little to that. For those people, this is a very complete book with good advice and clear instructions. Does it advance the story? It covers everything from story arcs and themes to characterisation and language, and offers plenty of practical advice for those facing the dreaded writer's block as well as practical writing exercises for those wanting to refine their skills. Want to take that idea or rough draft and turn it into a brilliant novel? Above all, they must have something at stake that matters. It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with skill, and approach agents and publishers with confidence.