From Blog to Book

by Teri Kojetin on July 18, 2012

Resources

Where to Publish Your Book Online

As an author, recipe you’re probably aware of one or more places where you can publish your book . Here is a list of nine publishing sites.

1.  Amazon  kdp.amazon.com

2.  iBooks Author (Apple)  apple.com/ibooks-author

3.  Barnes & Noble  pubit.barnesandnoble.com

4.  BookBaby  bookbaby.com

5.  iUniverse  iUniverse.com

6.  Lulu  lulu.com

7.  Smashwords smashwords.com

8. Writersworld  writersworld.co.uk

9.  Zoe’s Books  zoesbooks.co.uk

Here at The Ebook-Editor we publish to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Smashwords distributes to Apple, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, Stanza, and Aldiko.

Once you decide if you are self-publishing or hiring a company to publish for you, be sure to check out  each site, read reviews, and ask other authors. That way you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

The New World of Publishing: Book Pricing From Another Perspective

This is a very informative article by Dean Wesley Smith that deals with the issue of pricing your books—both ebook and print.

Teri Babcock posted a comment on one of his articles that goes into detail about the reasoning behind pricing and a good formula to follow.

Scrivener Software for Writers

I have heard raving reviews for this software from other authors and have always wanted to try it for my own ventures into writing. When I got my Mac last December I was able to get the software. It is a program for Mac users, but is now also available for PC.

I have started using it for a novel I’m writing and love how I can organize my thoughts on it as my story develops.

On literatureandlatte.com you can find out all about Scrivener:

“Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights—who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. Scrivener is a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one. It is primarily intended to be a first draft tool – although it is possible to complete a project that requires only basic formatting – such as a novel or short story – in Scrivener, often you will want to take your draft to a dedicated word processor or layout program for final formatting. Scrivener is intended to be a kind of “writer’s shed” for those of us who don’t have a spare shed.”

Recognition

SEO Copywriting and Social Media Marketing

If you’re looking to do online media campaigns or marketing for your book, check out Literary Yours and Lynette Hammond. I came across this site a few months ago and found good information in her blog.

 

Lynette founded Literary Yours back in 2012 after studying towards a degree in Humanities. During the past two years, Lynette has worked with businesses of all sizes. Lynette is passionate about building trust and confidence through various forms of copywriting and social media marketing.

 

This recent post, Copywriting is Vital to Your Marketing – Find Out How gives an informative explanation of their services and how they can help you.

Inspiration

What is Inspiration?

Normally, I’ll use this space to provide a quote, an image, and some motivational and inspiring content. Today, I decided to define the word, “inspiration”.

According to dictionary-reference.com, “inspiration” is described as “an inspiring or animating action or influence.”  It influences us to action, usually in the creative sense, such as writing, art, or crafting. We’re inspired to do something, and that’s what I want this section to accomplish. I want to inspire you to action in your life and craft.

With that in mind, here are a couple inspiring quotes to get you started:

“I dream my painting, and I paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.” -Jack London

 
Resources

Where to Publish Your Book Online

As an author, recipe you’re probably aware of one or more places where you can publish your book . Here is a list of nine publishing sites.

1.  Amazon  kdp.amazon.com

2.  iBooks Author (Apple)  apple.com/ibooks-author

3.  Barnes & Noble  pubit.barnesandnoble.com

4.  BookBaby  bookbaby.com

5.  iUniverse  iUniverse.com

6.  Lulu  lulu.com

7.  Smashwords smashwords.com

8. Writersworld  writersworld.co.uk

9.  Zoe’s Books  zoesbooks.co.uk

Here at The Ebook-Editor we publish to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Smashwords distributes to Apple, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, Stanza, and Aldiko.

Once you decide if you are self-publishing or hiring a company to publish for you, be sure to check out  each site, read reviews, and ask other authors. That way you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

The New World of Publishing: Book Pricing From Another Perspective

This is a very informative article by Dean Wesley Smith that deals with the issue of pricing your books—both ebook and print.

Teri Babcock posted a comment on one of his articles that goes into detail about the reasoning behind pricing and a good formula to follow.

Scrivener Software for Writers

I have heard raving reviews for this software from other authors and have always wanted to try it for my own ventures into writing. When I got my Mac last December I was able to get the software. It is a program for Mac users, but is now also available for PC.

I have started using it for a novel I’m writing and love how I can organize my thoughts on it as my story develops.

On literatureandlatte.com you can find out all about Scrivener:

“Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights—who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. Scrivener is a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one. It is primarily intended to be a first draft tool – although it is possible to complete a project that requires only basic formatting – such as a novel or short story – in Scrivener, often you will want to take your draft to a dedicated word processor or layout program for final formatting. Scrivener is intended to be a kind of “writer’s shed” for those of us who don’t have a spare shed.”

Recognition

SEO Copywriting and Social Media Marketing

If you’re looking to do online media campaigns or marketing for your book, check out Literary Yours and Lynette Hammond. I came across this site a few months ago and found good information in her blog.

 

Lynette founded Literary Yours back in 2012 after studying towards a degree in Humanities. During the past two years, Lynette has worked with businesses of all sizes. Lynette is passionate about building trust and confidence through various forms of copywriting and social media marketing.

 

This recent post, Copywriting is Vital to Your Marketing – Find Out How gives an informative explanation of their services and how they can help you.

Inspiration

What is Inspiration?

Normally, I’ll use this space to provide a quote, an image, and some motivational and inspiring content. Today, I decided to define the word, “inspiration”.

According to dictionary-reference.com, “inspiration” is described as “an inspiring or animating action or influence.”  It influences us to action, usually in the creative sense, such as writing, art, or crafting. We’re inspired to do something, and that’s what I want this section to accomplish. I want to inspire you to action in your life and craft.

With that in mind, here are a couple inspiring quotes to get you started:

“I dream my painting, and I paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.” -Jack London

 
Many of us have blogs, thumb either for personal or business use. With them we find an outlet for expression, for sale whether that is to write about personal experiences or everyday life, promote a business or book, or share our passions or ways of life. They’re personal, but we open them up to the online world and look for people to follow us and spread the news we share.

Do you have a desire to have your writings published? There are many bloggers who do and have actually done that very thing. Here are some steps to take in this process:

  • Established Blog. Before you step into the publishing process be sure you’ve taken the time to establish your blog. Have a theme or topic and write often about it.
  • Build a Following. Use social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. to gather followers to your blog. Building relationships is a vital part of the blogging experience.
  • Combine Your Writings Into a Document. Gather the blog posts that you want as part of your book. Make it look and sound like a book, rather than just a culmination of separate posts. Arrange, edit, and keep true to your topic.
  • Print or Publish as an eBook. When you’re satisfied your book is ready, find a publisher or someone to convert and publish your book as an ebook. If you feel confident in your own abilities, format and upload your book yourself.
  • Promote Your Publication. Once your book is published, let all of your followers know, and then take time to bask in the special pleasure that comes from seeing your work in print.

During this process, be sure you don’t neglect your blog or your followers. After all, that’s what started the ball rolling in the first place!

 

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