Earlier in this Novice Self-publishing series I outlined the steps needed to convert your free-flowing e-book manuscript to a print-ready PDF . This post gives more information about that process. When your printed copy is uploaded to Amazon for publication, you will be asked if you want Amazon to publish it as an e-book. You … Continue reading Novice Self-publishing, 5.5 – ebook to paperback
Paperback headers and footers.
tweaking your Table of Contents for e-book and paperback
Page layout for book manuscripts
Styles The beauty of using Styles in MSWord is that you can change an aspect of your style (font size, indents, alignment…) and every paragraph in your document will automatically change. The snag with using Styles is that you can change an aspect of your style and every paragraph in your document will automatically change. … Continue reading Novice Self-publishing 3: Word Styles
Formatting for e-book or print: what's the difference?
Once again I have to thank Nicholas Rossis at http://nicholasrossis.me/2019/04/27/flexclip-making-a-video-in-seconds/ for a Really Useful tip The link above introduced me to FlexClip: a free resource for putting together videos (for advertising, greeting cards, blog posts...). FlexClip is really easy to use. According to Nicholas's post, the free version only works on Chrome (which I use … Continue reading Video Making for the Clueless
Our writing group, the Whittlesey Wordsmiths, are in the process of gathering together a second anthology to self-publish. For last year's collection, I downloaded a template from Amazon and pasted everything into it, only finding as I went along that certain features of the template would need to be tweaked. As the volume progressed (or … Continue reading Novice Self-publishing
‘We love it, Mum – don’t we Mark?’ Hm. It’ll go with the gnome.’ He hadn’t yet managed to break the garden gnome his mother gave them for Christmas, although the lawnmower came perilously close to it at times. This was one of those twee little doors meant to look as if an elf or … Continue reading The Unwanted Gift
I’d like to thank Eva Jordan for her review of our writing group’s anthology Where The Wild Winds Blow.
Eva’s most recent title, Time Will Tell, is her third and concluding story about the Lemalf family, following 183 Times a Year and All the Colours In Between.
Book Review – Where the Wild Winds Blow by the Whittlesey Wordsmiths
Recently, a member of a local writing group approached me and asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing a book they had put together and published. Honoured, I said I’d love to.
Where the Wild Winds Blow is an eclectic mix of fact and fiction, featuring short stories, poems and memoirs contributed by the various members of the Whittlesey Wordsmiths. I have to say; I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I will admit I was pleasantly surprised. Informative, thought provoking, and at times, enjoyably humorous, it was a real pleasure to read.
At just over 400 pages long it is quite a dense book, but for me it is not a book that should be devoured all at once, but rather savoured, slowly. Neither does it need to be read sequentially, but rather…
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