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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Will you be giving away your Kindle book for free on a specific day? If so, make sure to tell us when it will be free so that we in the DIY e-Publishing group can pick it up and share it as well.

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Discussion Forum

My first How-to-Book

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Bob Fraser on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Just a reminder:My first How-to-Book "How to Start and Operate a Successful Pressure Washing Business" will be available on Kindle tomorrow, Oct. 29, for a promotional special of only 99 cents.  If you buy the book please leave me a review.  If I…Continue

Dog Mystery FREE on Kindle

Started by Mary Kathan on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi all!Butterfly Boy: An Avery Barks Dog Mystery is scheduled to be FREE on Kindle for Monday and Tuesday (October 27th and 28th)The link is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K2HLVTKI just released my…Continue

Tags: kindle, ebook

Free Kindle Book

Started by Greg Sparks. Last reply by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday. 1 Reply

howdy,Today, my newest novel is free on Kindle. Pick up a copy. It is about a customer service rep who takes her aggressions out on her customers.http://amzn.to/1pxHw50 Thanks,GregContinue

So Happy with My Ebook's New Cover - Fiverr Rocks!

Started by Dorian Tsukioka. Last reply by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday. 4 Replies

I published an ebook on Amazon awhile ago, and I'm honestly surprised that anyone bought it. The cover was awful. I finally had it updated, and got on board the Fiverr.com train. So glad I did!!I think it looks awesome. I'll definitely be checking…Continue

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Comment by Cork Hutson 5 hours ago

One more thing - buy a couple of .99 ebooks or go to the free promo categories and look at what others are doing.  It's a great way to get good ideas.

Comment by Cork Hutson 5 hours ago

Eb - I've published a couple of kindle ebooks so far and working on the 3rd one - all non-fiction. The 2 free Kindle ebook are what I followed for front/back matter. Also, Steve Scott is a Kindle guru and has a book: HOW TO WRITE A NON-FICTION EBOOK IN 21 DAYS.  It is more indepth and covers some good marketing stuff as well.  It is 2.99

Comment by Eb Robinson 10 hours ago

Hi folks. I'm new to 48 Days. I was so happy to stumble onto this page since I'm very interested in e-publishing for Kindle. Can someone give me some guidance or point me to a post that explains what the front matter of a book is and also the pages after the book (e.g, dedication, title page, acknowledgements, etc.).

I read Kindle's ebook on the topic, but I'd love to hear from DIYers who have gone through or are working through the process. Thanks all!

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Comment by Kent Julian yesterday

Tony...can you send me the other person beside Thisko you use? I'd love to broaden who I use.

Comment by Camilla Kragius yesterday

Hi everyone - so glad I saw this group!

I have two books getting ready for release but the first one has become a major headache. I have tables in the book and well, they do not convert to Kindle very well. I'm having some other formatting issues as well. I've contacted one company that think they can format it, but "think" doesn't work for me. I need to know they can before I spend the money. 

Anyone here written a book with tables and images that can suggest a person/company that knows how to properly format a book with tables to Kindle and also SquareSpace? Thanks!

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Wednesday

I love Fiverr for ePublishing. Just had my Kindle Edition of 7 Days of Sex Challenge updated and needed it converted for KDP. I used this gig, Convert your word doc book into KINDLE format for $5, and it was delivered in 48 hours.

If you have never used Fiverr as a self publisher you need to check it out

Many, many other possibilities on there as well.

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Tuesday

Hey Kent, 

This is to someone else who I think does a better job on the book covers than Thisko. With her gig you get access to a photo site, I forget which one, to choose the graphic you want for your book.

I really like Thisko for other graphic design work and have found someone else to do my printables and banner ads as well.

Fiverr is a wealth of wonderful folks who do a fantastic job.

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Comment by Kent Julian on Sunday

I acree with Tony, Fiverr!!!!!

Tony...is that link to Thisko or someone else?

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Sunday

Hey Scott, I have used this gig on Fiverr a number of times for ebook covers with great success, https://www.fiverr.com/pro_ebookcovers/design-an-eye-catching-ebook....

Check out the two that I've recently had done.

Connect Like You Did When You First Met

He Zigs, She Zags

These were completed in 48 hours and I was able to do a revision on both. No brainer IMO.

Comment by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday

Tony and DIY group.

I've completed a YA fiction book recently and I need to find the wisest path to getting this book to the market. Would you encourage me to pay someone from 99Designs to create the ebook cover, or are there other options?


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