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How Not To Write A Book: An insider’s guide to successful writing and publishing for beginners

Asked to name their ideal job, more people in the UK say they would like to be an author than anything else. Yet with more than 200,000 books now being published here a year and over two million worldwide, the competition is getting fiercer by the minute. As editor in chief of a successful self-publishing house, Chris Newton spends most of his waking hours editing and ghostwriting books for other people, and he knows all about how books can go wrong and how they can be put right. He is also a successful published author, one of his books having been acclaimed by a professional reviewer as having 'a good claim to be the finest biography of an angler ever written'.

The Academic Book of the Future

Academic Book of the Future

The Common Reader - First Series

Virginia Woolf is well known as one of the most prominent fiction writers of the twentieth century, what may be less well known is her astounding collection of letters and essays. Here is the collection first published in 1925, aimed at 'the Common reader', Woolf produced an eccentric and personal literary and social history of European thought in her own unique style, this collection helped cement Woolf as one of the most popular writers of her time.

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.

The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories!

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940" contains 25 previously uncollected stories in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: Shaggy's Morning. The Intimate Strangers. The Passionate Eskimo. Zone of Accident. Fate in Her Hands. Too Cute for Words. Image on the Heart. Three Acts of Music. The Ants at Princeton. Inside the House. An Author's Mother. Afternoon of an Author. "I Didn't Get Over". "Send Me In, Coach". An Alcoholic Case. "Trouble". The Honor of the Goon. The Long Way Out. The Guest in Room Nineteen. In the Holidays. Financing Finnegan. Design in Plaster. The Lost Decade. Strange Sanctuary. The End of Hate. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.

How to Write and Compile an Ebook: Become a Self-Published Author Write and Sell for Money

Discover the key secrets to Easily writing and creating your own eBooks in days that make you money.

Here is your well written Guide on How to easily and quickly start writing top quality eBooks to make Profit and income.

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No fluff , just straight facts about how to Write and make Income with your First ebook.

Self Publishing With Amazon and Learn about Writing Quickly and easily.

Learn How to Organise your Ideas and turn them into Profit Making eBooks

Take Advantage of Kindle's KDP Select Programme to increase sales of your eBooks

Pick Topics that buyers are looking for and Sell again and again

Buy this book and start your new business writing professionally finished Ebooks

Learn how to use simple marketing strategies and boost your ebooks income quickly and easily. Do you need a better income? Read this eBook and get started with writing your own eBooks so that they are effective and profitable.

Learn how to access ideas and implement them into effective writing and eBook marketing

Follow Simple principles that lead to becoming a Success Author of Non Fiction

1.Adopt the Habits that will make you an effective Non-Fiction Author

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3. Craft a Fantastic and inspiring Outline that will write itself into an Ebook

4. Learn How to Write a fast rough draft so you can see your idea

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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.

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.

How I Found the Write Path: A Compilation of Letters

In this endearing compilation, over sixty authors share letters written to their past selves, candidly sharing what they might not always discuss in public. The hope is that those of you who haven't published will learn from their experiences. And those of you who have published? Well, you just might realize you're not alone.

How to Write a Memoir - procrastination to print made simple

Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? With easy-to-understand instruction and a pragmatic approach, this ebook shows you how to stop procrastinating and complete your manuscript, giving insight into the art of good writing as you progress from a bestselling self-taught author. Please note: It is not intended to be a comprehensive grammar, punctuation or stylistic guide.

The Moment, and Other Essays

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Moment, and Other Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A selection of twenty-nine essays. "[Woolf's] essays...are lighter and easier than her fiction, and they exude information and pleasure.... Everything she writes about novelists, like everything she writes about women, is fascinating.... Her well-stocked, academic, masculine mind is the ideal flint for the steel of her uncanny intuitions to strike on" (Cyril Connolly, New Yorker). Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

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.

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.

Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips on How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft

New writers often worry more about how to sell their book instead of writing a polished story in the first place. They have the pedal pressed to the floor when they shouldn't have gotten in the ride at all, so to speak. In "Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft," we go back to the basics.

Showing vs. telling, passive/active voice, point-of-views ... many writers confuse these key elements for writing a good story. Before rushing a book to market, it's more important to write the best book possible first. But why do so many authors skip this step?

As a bonus, you'll find three proven query letters that have led to deals with a literary agent, a magazine and popular anthology by a New York Times best-selling author.

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera addresses each of the seven books of Harry's story as guides to exploring life's deepest truths. Discover wisdom about friendship, courage, loyalty, and love from the Boy-Who-Lived and his magical friends.

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?

PocketRead's Pocket Guide - How To Find The Time To Write: For busy people who want to be authors

Are you a stay-at-home parent struggling to find the time to write?

From sun-up to sundown you are caring for your children and unlike other jobs, you can't clock off.

The problem is, you know you'd be fantastic at writing a novel but when could you possibly fit it in during the endless round of feeding, nappy-changing, playing, bathing, cooking, housework...I could go on...

This book contains everything you need to know about how to find those elusive pockets of time you need to write and what to do once you have found them.

Learn how to discover the time you didn't think you had, leaving you free to write your novel without adding more stress to your already busy life.

Reprioritise and reschedule so that you can free up time.

A no cost solution to finding more time to write your masterpiece while making sure your family life doesn't suffer.

Don't feel guilty by pursuing your dreams, feel good about yourself - a happy parent makes for a happy family.

Stop wishing to magically find that extra time to write and make it happen for yourself now.

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.

On Mothers, Marriage, Divorce and Children: 5 autobiographical stories and essays: Imagination—And a few Mothers + "Why Blame It on the Poor Kiss if the ... Marriage?" + Does a Moment of Revolt C

This carefully crafted ebook: "On Mothers, Marriage, Divorce and Children" contains 5 autobiographical stories and essays in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. It is a collection of autobiographical stories and essays by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Imagination" is about 2 different kinds of mothers. A Mrs. Judkins and a Mrs. Paxton. Mrs. Judkins is a mother who lives her life for her children and Mrs. Paxton is a mother who lives for herself. Table of Contents: Imagination--And a few Mothers "Why Blame It on the Poor Kiss if the Girl Veteran of Many Petting Parties Is Prone to Affairs After Marriage?" Does a Moment of Revolt Come Some Time to Every Married Man? What Kind of Husbands Do "Jimmies" Make? "Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!" Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Writers' Yellow Pages: Find professionals to help with your book

Finding the right professional help is a challenge for self-published authors. In this compendium Mark Dawson, an Amazon best-seller, has put together a categorised list of pros who can make your book shine.