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How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Ebook Publishing
 
 

How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Ebook Publishing [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Zia , Mark Binner
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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This book has absolutely everything you need to know about self publishing. Includes copy editing; proofreading; libel; copyright; how to format Word for Kindle, ePub, iBooks, Kobo, PDF etc; how to insert photos; how to make a cover; how to hyperlink chapter headings; how to make a clickable TOC (Table of Contents) for Kindle; how authors outside the US can get a US tax no. and so make 30% more on each sale; the mistakes to avoid if offered a print publishing deal; a complete beginner's ABC of getting your work from from Word to Kindle; how to avoid common self publishing formatting problems, esp with spacings and indents; how to grow your sales; how to grow your sales through the roof; ebook marketing, social media and PR advice, plus more.

“Stephanie Zia has specifically targeted the writer wanting to publish ebooks on KDP, iBooks, etc., with a well constructed layout of short chapters taking the writer throughout all the essentials, from preparing the manuscript to uploading and promoting the final book. An excellent introduction for the beginner wary of the many pitfalls of self publishing.” UK Az

“Great, great book.I can’t understand how I could ever have managed my way through the ebook publishing process without it.” iBooks

“I have read quite a few books on ebook formatting and this one is the best yet, really it is quite outstanding and I would recommend it as Must Do (reading) for any eBook author (or newbee).” UK Az

“A fantastically brisk, snappy and practical guide to publishing ebooks. I love the step-by-step and hand holding nature of the instructions for the techie aspects!” Louise Voss, topselling Kindle #1 Ranking Author, now signed to Amazon's publishing house Thomas & Mercer.

“The Bible of Ebook Publishing.” US Az

“Good Grief, This Book Has Absolutely EVERYTHING!” US Az

“Excellent and comprehensive. This is the best book I’ve read on ebook publishing to date.” US Az

“I have read quite a few books on ebook formatting and this one is the best yet, really it is quite outstanding and I would recommend it as Must Do (reading) for any eBook author (or newbee).” UK Az

“I'm 83 years old, technically naive as far as computers are concerned. I bought a Kindle reader and half a dozen books which I hoped would help me to do it ... some chance; the first five were totally incomprehensible and it was only when I read Stephanie's words that the clouds began to part. Fantastic. I strongly advise anyone wanting to 'Kindle' their writings to buy Stephanie's book. I did and it saved my sanity.” US Az

Self publishing books isn't difficult, but it certainly isn't easy either if you don't know where the pitfalls lie. When it comes to publishing ebooks, professional presentation is everything. Stephanie Zia has been there and made all the mistakes so you don't have to.

For those who wish to delve deeper into the technical, code, side of self publishing ebooks, IT expert Mark Binner's chapter on top techie tips gives you all the information you need for further study.

Latest sales and marketing strategies. Completely revised and updated Sept 2014.

About the Author

Stephanie Zia worked as a BBC TV production manager, researcher and director before becoming a writer. Author of 2 Piatkus commercial fiction novels and 2 Hamlyn non-fiction books, Stephanie has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. From 2005-11 she was a columnist for The Guardian newspaper's popular Space Solves column. She lives in London with her partner and teenage daughter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blackbird Digital Books; 20 edition (20 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UNLBHA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephanie Zia worked as a BBC TV production manager, researcher and director before becoming a writer. Author of 2 Piatkus commercial fiction novels and 2 Hamlyn non-fiction books, Stephanie has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. From 2005-11 she was a columnist for The Guardian newspaper's popular Space Solves column. She enjoys editing and publishing other authors as well as her own books at Blackbird Digital Books, the London digital publishing company run by authors for authors.


Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie saved my sanity 8 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm 83 years old, technically naive as far as computers are concerned,apart from using Word, and I decided to 'have a go' at getting my book 'The Tree That Walked' on the Amazon Kindle book list.
I bought a Kindle reader and half a dozen books which I hoped would help me to do it ... some chance; the first five were totally incomprehensible and it was only when I read Stephanie's words that the clouds began to part.
I'd originally allowed myself a week to get up an running on Kindle but, by slavishly following what she advised I was uploaded and accepted on Kindle in a day, with the bonus of being on the Smashwords platform which puts me out into the whole e-book market. Fantastic.
I strongly advise anyone wanting to 'Kindle' their writings to buy Stephanie's book. I did and it saved my sanity.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius! 8 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a gem. I can't believe how much information Is packed into it. I'm about to get 2 ebooks off the ground and was feeling daunted by the prospect. Not any more. Stephanie Zia has done all the hard part for me. Covering publishing across multiple formats and markets there's a step by step guide that I feel confident even a bit of a techno klutz like me can manage. Plus loads of top tips and links to advice. Unbelievable value.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me 10 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the process of writing my first eBook (Swim Freestyle Well) for PDF, Kindle & Apple iPad iBooks 2. Downloaded several eBooks for research & guidance. Stephanie's offering is well written, contains masses of useful stuff, dead easy to follow & costs less than a cup of UK coffee. Highly recommended. eCommerce at its best.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Value 1 May 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been interested in writing ebooks and getting them published and sold. The process is described in detail in this book and saved me hours in putting together a suitable ebook and then publishing it here on Amazon. For the price it offers excellent value for money and well worthwhile getting a copy.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Plain Guide To Publishing Your eBook 26 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To be honest, I'm not found of guides. Often they fall short of telling you what
you need to know, but excel in telling you the blindingly obvious.

Not this one. Stephanie Zia tells you what you want to know, and need to know,
and what you never realised you needed to know. If you only ever buy one book
on ePublishing, this is the one to buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 8 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Such a concise little gem of a book, providing a quick entry into a big area. I'm off to publish something!

Robert Morschel
mulledvine.com
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great help to my publishing project 15 Oct 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I came across this book at exactly the right time. I wanted to self-publish my book "Back to the Black: how to become debt-free and stay that way" and I did indeed have a tight budget.

Stephanie Zia's book was recommended by my coach and I soon found that it "does what it says on the tin". It is extremely helpful, full of practical information and advice, set out in a logical way, and it is easy to read. Moreover the font used, Arial Narrow 14pt, was the most readable I have come across.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful! 22 April 2011
By L. Voss
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A fantastically brisk, snappy and practical guide to publishing an e-book - all the salient points are covered, and I love the step-by-step hand-holding nature of the instructions for the techie aspects! It's a quick, easy read, and will be undeniably useful for anyone embarking on the great adventure that is e-publishing! It certainly was for me.

Louise Voss
Author of Killing Cupid
Killing Cupid: A Psychological Crime Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Explains process to publish your book quite simply. I ...
Explains process to publish your book quite simply. I haven't followed advice so cannot say for definite it works however the advice is clearly written and seems straight forward.
Published 26 days ago by Rebecca Feaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Guide
This was everything it promised to be and made publishing on line very simple. I would highly recommend it for those starting out in publishing!
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Pease
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
This is an excellent book that is easy to read and understand; ideal for writers who want to do their own thing.
Published 5 months ago by Mollie Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars A to Z of Self Publishing an e-book
I bought this when I started to realise that finding a conventional publisher for my novel, A Hand in God's Till, was using up too much of my time and energy and that my best... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nicholas Cooper
3.0 out of 5 stars user guide
an insight to warn anyone with literary ambitions of e-publishing that a lot more than elementary expertise is necessary when considering home computing as a way into the publisher... Read more
Published 6 months ago by abbeybarn
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpfull
Useful tip and guidance all the way through so much so I had to go back to my book and make some changes before publishing
Published 6 months ago by Mike Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars How to publish an e-book on a budget
I haven't read the whole of this book yet. I was hoping that publishing an e-book would be an easier prospect than it seems to be so I think I just gave up.
Published 8 months ago by L F DuJean
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-planned and very concise book, good helpful read.
I have read quite a few books on formatting and this one is the best yet, really it is quite outstanding and I would recommend it as Must Do (reading) for any eBook author (or... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mary
4.0 out of 5 stars self publishing
Useful in conjunction with other books. But I will need to read the instructions a lot more carefully before I begin!
Published 10 months ago by S. Wickham
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide
Thank you Stephanie for an excellent comprehensive guide. It does what it says on the tin. Recommended for anyone wishing to publish an ebook, I wish I had read this months ago. Read more
Published 11 months ago by foxfeline
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