How to Create Your First E-Book

My second e-book, How to Create Your First E-Book, is out! Here's the official description: Create Professional, High Quality E-Books, For Free! “The time for merely replicating print books has run its course. E-books are now ready to become their own unique medium and take advantage of all the possibilities digital technologies have to offer.” Authors …

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Turning Your Blog into an E-Book

I like to experiment, and recently I decided to try turning my blog into an e-book. Or more specifically, uploading my blog to Kindle as a subscription service. There are many ways to turn a blog into an e-book, and in the future I may play around with some of them. But for now, the …

E-book Review: Letters I Wish I Had Sent

Letters I Wish I Had Sent by Preston Randall Preston Randall isn't trying to rewrite Twilight to suck up some of the left over teen money. He's not pumping out that sequel to The Illiad that everyone is beating down the bookstore doors to get - heck he's not even trying to concoct the great American novel. …

A Maya Thriller

Some of you probably already know, but I'm working on my first novella! It's a thriller about the Maya Calendar, and I'd appreciate anyone who can check it out (also, following my link will lead you to an AMAZING video with dinosaur puppets. Ok, maybe not amazing, but definitely entertaining!) Click here to see it. …

The eGuide to Grant Writing for FEMA

Since this week Hurricane Sandy is hitting the north east, now seems like the perfect time to write about Eric J. Wynn’s The eGuide to Grant Writing for FEMA. *I received a review copy of the ebook from the author. According to his bio, Eric is a Florida native who has been involved in disaster management since 2004. …

The New Kindle Format 8 (KF8)

Part 3 of the Understanding EPUB 3.0 webcast series was called An Alternative to EPUB 3.0: Inside the New Kindle Format 8 (KF8). The presenter was Joshua Tallent, president of eBook Architects. (To read my other posts on this series, see EPUB 3 and EPUB 3.0 Workflow).Joshua Tallent started the presentation with the history of …

First Week at Simon & Schuster

Not a very exciting picture, I know, but it is a really large cubicle for an intern, and it's mine! I started working at Simon & Schuster this week as an ebook production intern, which means I'll finally learn how to make ebooks in all formats. From what I know so far, you can have …