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The Academic Book of the Future

Academic Book of the Future

Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters

Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 master tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies.

'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'

What makes a reader fall in love with your book? Whether you write a story-based genre or literary fiction, it's the characters. So how do you create fictional people who'll keep readers hooked? How do you make them plausible, chilling, imperfect, lovable, intriguing, tormented or misunderstood? What if their lives are totally unlike your own? How do you write the opposite sex, historical characters, enigmatic characters who give little away? Villains?

This book is a super-zipped digest of tips for creating irresistible characters, extracted from the tutorials in Writing Characters to Keep Readers Captivated (Nail Your Novel 2). Use them as a handy checklist to create and deepen your fictional people, a guide for self-editing, or a prompt for discussion in your writing group.

Write Good or Die

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

Author Marketing Primer

Writing a book takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And after a book is written, it makes sense to want to get it into readers' hands as soon as possible. However, doing so takes a different set of skills, so before publishing, it's important to have a marketing strategy in place so that your book will stand its best chance for success. Helping you craft this strategy is what this Author Marketing Primer is about.

Marketing a book successfully has a lot to do with answering these questions: Who are my readers? How will they find my book? Will readers want to buy my book once they've discovered it?

The Author Marketing Primer, an intentionally concise resource, was developed to help answer those questions and to provide a starting point for building an effective marketing plan.

How To Discover Subjects (Guide For Christian Writers)

How To Discover Subjects

**** How does a Christian writer discover interesting subjects

**** How does he/she conjure upon new subjects every day

**** How does he/she discover useful subjects

**** How does he/she discover life-changing subjects

This book will answer the above, and many more questions. It will help you to develop HABITS of creativity that will go all life with you. You will be able to discover TEN times more subjects than you can ever write upon!!

THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything else (How to Write a Book and Sell It Series 1)

This method of getting book ideas, compared to other methods, is like comparing the fish a single angler catches to what a fishing trawler does.

Don't get poor results with one idea. Easily come up with a string of subjects that will give you far better results.

In particular, you will learn a strategy that I've not seen taught anywhere else. It will give you a long list of ideas that will give you much higher results than just having a mass of books.

When I started becoming successful on Kindle, I knew I had to write more books. Finding book ideas was not easy. I knew it had to be a popular subject and therefore used to spend a lot of time looking at the best-sellers on Amazon.

I also read every book on the subject that I could find. Despite the advice, every time I published a book, the struggle would start again.

Since then, through study, innovation, and testing, I discovered better strategies for selling books. These eventually led me to discovering the ultimate method. In the process, I've also found some brilliant ways to get endless and very profitable book ideas.

Using these methods, you will...

never run out of ideas.

always get a successful subject.

make your ideas better than the competition.

massively increase your chance of a best-seller.

let Amazon tell you lots of popular ideas.

learn what the best ideas are from the experts, easily, quickly, and for free.

find out popular "how to" ideas from a very popular website.

learn the hidden ideas that are extremely popular. You always knew them but just didn't realize it.

get endless ideas from popular products, not just books.

use the ultimate string idea. Very quickly get a long list of book ideas that will earn you far more royalties than just one idea. This is the key to long term success and big results.

Many of the methods and strategies in this book, I've not seen taught anywhere else.

Read and learn these the methods now.

Sales Rank Express FAQ: The Official Guide to the Premier Sales Rank Checker, Book Monitor, and Market Research Tool for Authors and Publishers

Sales Rank Express (at is a FREE Amazon sales rank checker, book monitor, and market research tool for authors, publishers, and other book creators and marketers. Let this FAQ be your guide to the full range of its features.

As a sales rank checker, Sales Rank Express is designed for quick, up-to-the-minute checking of Amazon sales rank (or ranking) worldwide. Though it also offers limited tracking -- recording of sales rank history -- it is not basically a sales rank tracker like NovelRank or the Sales Info tab of's Author Central. But Sales Rank Express is extremely efficient for quick checking of multiple books and also shows much more than sales ranks. It is unequalled at providing an up-to-the-second snapshot of the status and standing of both your books and your competitors'. In one handy place and format, it collects the info that would take you much longer to dig up on Amazon itself.

From the main page, you can check on books that match author, publisher, title, and/or ISBN or ASIN. For each book displayed, you can then check all additional versions of that book as linked by Amazon, or check on books that Amazon pairs with it for promotion. Sales Rank Express even helps you correct any errors of Amazon's that you spot!

One of the chief advantages of Sales Rank Express is its international scope. You can just as easily check your books on Amazon in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Germany, India, Japan, or China. And most of the info is yours without knowing any language other than English.

Though simple to use for basic checking, Sales Rank Express has more powerful capabilities than are apparent at first glance. This official guide reveals the secrets you need to become a power user and derive the greatest benefit for you and your books. As a bonus, you'll find solutions for perplexing problems with Amazon listings, as well as insights into Amazon behaviors that may have confounded you.


Aaron Shepard is a foremost proponent of the new business of profitable self publishing, which he has practiced and helped develop since 1998. Besides creating and maintaining Sales Rank Express, he is the author of two seminal series of books for self publishers -- one on publishing with print on demand, the other on Kindle formatting. Unlike most authorities on self publishing, he makes the bulk of his living from his self-published books -- not from consulting, speaking, freelance writing, or selling publishing services.



What is Sales Rank Express?

How do I look up books?

What are S.R.E.'s view options?

What's on the results page?

What does this show me about each book?

What do the buttons do?

Can I start a search from a link or bookmark?

How does Amazon sales rank work?

How can I find out actual sales on Amazon?

What are those sales rank categories?

What are all those book formats I can choose?

Why are there so many listed languages?

What are "pairings," and why should I care?

What exactly are "linked versions"?

What are all those foreign words in the results?

Can this help me with duplicate listings?

Why is my book missing?

Why is my book's sales rank missing?

Why "No Data" instead of "No Rank" for Kindle?

Why are my books in the wrong order?

Why is my book labeled "Adult"?

What if it just doesn't work right?

How do you get all this info?

Do you hold on to my data or track me?

Who is that man behind the curtain?

How to Work with an Editor: A Guide for (Nervous) Authors

Handing your writing over to an editor can be a terrifying experience.

But it doesn't have to be.

In this book for authors, Jenny McIntyre and Mark Dawson set out the critical benefits of a good editor. With her vast experience editing books from writers at all levels of experience, McIntyre will guide you through the process. Crucially, you will learn how to be a good client for an editor and how you can get the very best out of the experience.

The book is full of practical tips and lessons and includes sample contracts that you can use.

Celebrate the Classics: Why You Can and Should Read the Great Books (Xist Classics)

Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you're a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books.

Now You're a Publisher: A Guide to Self-Publishing (INscribe Digital INsights Book 1)

Welcome to the world of self-publishing, where choices are abundant. From your book's cover to its marketing strategy, every decision is yours. It's exciting and scary at the same time. But the rewards are great.

In this easy-to-use guide, INscribe Digital outlines best practices to approaching this new chapter in your career. What does it take to create a quality product? And how can you maximize sales? There are millions of books out there. Let INscribe Digital show you how to make your book stand out and be read.


o How to Create a Quality eBook

o Invest in your Conversion

o Maximize your Sales Through Strategic Marketing

o Take Advantage of Pre-Orders

o And much more!

Incredible Funny Chapters

I hope you liked Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings.

Incredible Humorous Chapters

I hope you liked Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings.

Christian Writers And Print Media Communication: Christians Need To Tame The Print Media For The Lord

Christians Need To Tame The Print Media For The Lord. The print medium continues to touch hundreds of millions of lives every day, in spite of the expanding electronic media. What is more, devices like Kindle now bring back print medium to readers in a convenient electronic form.

*** Print is the most powerful medium for communication!

*** Print will never go out of print!!

GRAB a copy of this book TODAY itself. See for yourself how important it is for Christian writers to tame and bring the print media in subjection to the Lord!

Publicação Independente na Amazon: Publique seu ebook gastando o mínimo (Portuguese Edition)

O proposito deste ebook e ajudar autores independentes a iniciarem suas jornadas pelo mundo da autopublicacao da forma mais barata possivel, sem sacrificar a qualidade da obra. Este ebook nao ensina como enganar seus leitores, mas sim como trabalhar da melhor forma possivel (com os recursos que voce dispoe) para publicar um ebook na Amazon gastando pouco.

Nos proximos capitulos analisaremos as opcoes para voce economizar na hora de escrever, formatar, converter e divulgar seu ebook.

A publicacao independente na Amazon e como qualquer negocio. Alguns autores vendem milhoes de ebooks; outros podem nao vender nenhum. Nao ha magia. O que funciona para um autor necessariamente nao vai funcionar para outro, pois a jornada de cada autor e diferente. Mas, de fato, ha muitos autores independentes que ganharam um bom dinheiro vendendo ebooks na Amazon (principalmente). Por isso, exaltarei as virtudes da autopublicacao ou publicacao independente.

Mas nao vou prometer fama e fortuna se voce seguir meus passos e ideias.



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Publicando na Amazon

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