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DIY e-Publishing

The purpose of DIY e-Publishing is to give strategic advice to those who are writing a book or have written a book and looking to have their book published in Amazon Kindle, BN Nook, or Apple iBook.

DIY e-Publishing will walk you through the steps need to prepare your book for e-Publishing as well as tips on what needs to happen to get it on different electronic platforms.

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Help, I'm new to publishing e-books?

Started by Aaron Ashworth. Last reply by Bob Fraser on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, my name is Aaron. I am brand new to the idea of publishing and I am wanting to create an e-book for self-publishing. I already have my topics and have been looking for some guidance on where to start. I am operating on a PC for the…Continue

Marketing Your Kindle Book with a Flash Sale

Started by Tony DiLorenzo. Last reply by Tony DiLorenzo on Sunday. 5 Replies

Hey DIY e-Publishers,I've been in the works over the last couple of weeks setting up a Flash Sale for my book 7 Days of Sex Challenge. This book was published 2 years ago now and we've…Continue

Fiverr suggestion for book cover design

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Tony DiLorenzo Nov 10. 1 Reply

I' have been having trouble getting what I want from people at Fiverr.  Can anyone suggest someon from Fiverr for E-Book covers and website headers?ThanksContinue

Formatting an eBook to Kindle

Started by Tony DiLorenzo. Last reply by Camilla Kragius Nov 10. 46 Replies

When it comes to taking your book and having it formated for Kindle there are certain parameters that need to be followed. You can either do the formatting yourself or what I have done in the past is use…Continue

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Sunday

Never heard of that one Katheryn. Looks good though and you can accept payments through PayPal, Stripe (which I use both) and other gateways. Try it out and see how it works. Might be a better way than using e-junkie for simple downloads.


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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Sunday

Awesome Jerry.

Just a heads up when you are sharing your link make sure you use your Amazon affiliate link. Should look something like this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PHKSY5G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&am...

This way you get credit for other purchases folks make on Amazon for the next 24 hours.

Comment by Jerry Stumpf on November 15, 2014 at 3:49pm

I wanted to share with this group that my book Cracking The Marriage Code is now live at amazon.com/dp/B00PHKSY5G

Many folks at 48Days have encouraged me & I want to thank you for your help. 

Comment by Katheryn Roberts on November 12, 2014 at 6:37pm

Has anyone used WordPress plugin Easy Digital Downloads for their eBook website?  Recommendations??  Thanks in advance.


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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on November 10, 2014 at 10:17pm
Comment by Julie Hinton on November 10, 2014 at 9:21am

There is a great book to guide you through formatting with HTML if you have a little knowledge - it is The Zen of Formatting by Guido Henkel.  I used it on my first book and it saved me a lot of time and the results were outstanding.  I build websites so I was pretty familiar with HTML and that knowledge combined with this book made it pretty easy for me.  So now in addition to offering website design for authors I also offer formatting services if you don't want to do it yourself.  Guaranteed to produce a great layout that is consistent across platforms.

Comment by Randy Crane on November 10, 2014 at 8:50am

Excellent suggestion, James. An ebook is really just a very, very long web page, so using HTML gives you the most possible control of the design and formatting.

Comment by james cornette on November 10, 2014 at 8:32am

I finally took the plunge and published an ebook using KDP. long story short, I started the layout in Adobe InDesign and published to kindle via a plugin. Unfortunately the results were less than desirable in regard to formatting. Next, I redesingned it using HTML. Very happy with the result. IF YOU HAVE a book that is a mix of text AND images I would suggest using HTML because you can somewhat control text styling, image placement, and page breaks. You don't have to be a master of HTML either. My book is here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P9RUI06

Comment by Joshua Rivers on November 10, 2014 at 6:41am

Josh - wish I had another one to recommend. She's the only one I've used.

Comment by Josh Cook on November 10, 2014 at 4:54am

Hello!  Do you all have any recommended Fiverr gigs for creating an eBook cover?

I've got a notification in for this one to contact me:  https://www.fiverr.com/pro_ebookcovers/design-an-eye-catching-ebook...  However, she is on vacation.

Thanks!

Josh

 
 
 

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