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Welcome to the update page for my ebook writing and formatting guide: How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget - An Author's Guide.
As the whole ebook scene moves so fast I regularly update the ebook versions of this guide. When updates have accumulated I also make new print versions, but not so often. The updates are categorised into promotion/techie etc and gathered under the date inserted. For information that isn't in your copy you only need to scroll down to the date you purchased. If you have any questions - if anything's not clear (or you spot any typos!) - please comment and I can then adjust the Master next time I'm updating.
PROMOTING YOUR EBOOK
September 3 2011
I'm still getting the hang of forums. Am shy to comment and threads I start nearly always peter out into nothing. Have just struck gold however. My question on Kindleboards' Writer's Cafe forum:
Ebook Advertising: does it work? Any success stories?
Brought about a fascinating tutorial by total advertising whizz Jonny.
Read about ins & outs of ebook advertising here.
August 25 2011
PROMOTING YOUR EBOOK
This is a really good, intelligent and informative blog for indie authors:
The Indie Book Collective http://indiebookcollective.com
They're on Twitter at @IndieBookIBC
Use the hashtag #IBC for all indie book discussions.
Kait Nolan's Selling Your Book guide
August 4 2011
INSERTING PICTURES INTO YOUR EBOOK
ANCHORING PICTURES IN WORD
Reader Melvin has pointed out the Word picture anchoring instructions didn't work on his version of Word.
1. On very old versions of Word:
You'll see 2 options at the top: Picture Position/Text Wrapping
If you click on Picture Position you get the Lock Anchor option.
2. On other Word versions the procedure might be:
Click More Layout Options.
Click Lock Anchor
(thanks to Melvin)
WORKING WITH TEXT EDIT
Note that pictures cannot be placed in TextEdit. They have to be reinserted after you have cut and pasted your Plain Text words into your new Smashwords Word Master.
Free Simple Photo Editing Site For Editing and Resizing Photos And For Making Ebook Covers: