Post Archives from the ‘eBooks’ Category

eBook Table of Contents

TOC menuThe topic of eBook Table of Contents, or TOC has come up a couple of times in recent days, so I thought it was time to write a post about this. The first thing I want to say, is this is one area where it may serve you to disconnect eBooks from Print books, and think Continue reading the story "eBook Table of Contents"

Authors can now publish eBooks directly to Kobo

kobo logoI recently published a new eBook - Ripper's Wrath - the final book in The Ripper Trilogy. That gave me the opportunity to try out the relatively new Kobo Writing Life eBook publishing portal, which I found to be easy and straightforward. All of my previous titles are available on the Continue reading the story "Authors can now publish eBooks directly to Kobo"

New Midwest Writer’s Conference – The Green Pen

Green PenI was recently invited as a guest speaker at theĀ inauguralĀ Green Pen Writer's Conference, to be held at the famous Bavarian Inn in beautiful Frankenmuth, Michigan, August 17-19, 2012. I have accepted their generous invitation, and will be speaking on the topics Continue reading the story "New Midwest Writer’s Conference – The Green Pen"

eBook Publishers – give me choices!

eBook ChoicesLast night, I downloaded an eBook sample from Amazon. The eBook was offered by a fairly large and well-known publisher, and the title looked interesting. After opening the sample, I noticed that the font was rather unusual and hard to read. I didn't recognize this particular font, but it was so thin in places Continue reading the story "eBook Publishers – give me choices!"

Pricing eBooks for Free – Case Study

freeI have some mixed feelings about the trend to price eBooks at $0.00. I think that an author's hard work and creativity deserve more than the value of a pack of ketchup they give you for nothing at the drive-through window. With that said, I also know that "free" works in mysterious ways. Companies have used Continue reading the story "Pricing eBooks for Free – Case Study"

Blank Lines in a Manuscript

In the past few days, I've formatted some manuscripts for both print and eBook that had lots of blank lines in the manuscript. Sometimes these manuscripts have one blank line every now and then, sometimes two, and sometimes both - leading me to believe they are intended to imply different meaning to the reader. As an author, Continue reading the story "Blank Lines in a Manuscript"

Love is Murder 2012

Love is MurderOn Sunday, February 5th, 2012, I attended the "Love is Murder" Mystery Writer's Conference in Chicago. What a blast! I will make sure to attend more of the sessions next year! I was invited to this conference as a panelist, speaking on the topic of eBooks and eBook formatting. It was a Continue reading the story "Love is Murder 2012" – a new resource for Authors and Publishers

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