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Self-Publishing Ebooks: The Absolute Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide To Ebook Publishing [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Zia , Mark Binner
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“The Bible of Ebook Publishing,” US Amazon Reviewer*****

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

A guide to self publishing on a budget which takes the beginner through every stage of the process. From copy editing and proofing to the simplest, most robust, free ebook formatting method and on to sales, social media/publicity tips. Written by an author of mainstream-published fiction & non-fiction who has been there and made many mistakes so that the reader doesn't have to. All the ebook formatting processes are explained in step-by-step detail aimed at the beginner.

“Excellent and comprehensive. This is the best book I’ve read on ebook publishing to date.” joerr2002 US Az *****

“A fantastically brisk, snappy and practical guide to self publishing. I love the step-by-step and hand holding nature of the instructions for the techie aspects!” *****Thriller author Louise Voss, Bestselling Kindle #1 Ranking Author

“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. Fantastic. I strongly advise anyone wanting to 'Kindle' their writings to buy Stephanie's book. I did and it saved my sanity.” US Az *****

“Stephanie Zia has specifically targeted the writer wanting to publish 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

Contents:
Copy Editing
Copyright and Copyleft
Why There’s No Need to Get Confused by all the Different Ebook Formats
Libel
Titles, ISBNs, Legal Notices and Disclaimers
Self publishing on Smashwords, Apple iBooks, & More
Self publishing on Amazon Kindle, Draft2Digital & Kobo
Why PDF is Still Useful With Print On Demand Paperback Tips
Why You Don’t Need Page Numbering
A Beginner’s Guide to Hyperlinking
How To Hyperlink Chapter Headings & Make A Clickable Kindle Table of Contents
Check Your Links
Using Photos Online And Inserting Them Into Your Document
How to Make Or Commission an Ebook Cover
How To Find Affordable Artwork & Free Royalty-Free Photos/Images
How To Make An Ebook Cover
Different Photo Sizing For Covers, Documents & Publicity
Final Touches
Publishing to Adobe PDF
Final Proofread
How To Set Up Security on Adobe PDF
Converting to Kindle Mobi & ePub on Calibre & Loading Your Ebooks To Amazon KDP, Draft2Digital, Kobo
How To Fill Out US Tax Forms For Non-US Authors (And stop 30% deductions from sales)
Selling Ebooks From Your Own Website The Arguments For And Against
The Best Free Web Builder sites, incl the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org/mobile-phone friendly/easiest to use
Turning Pro – The Mistakes to Avoid If You’re Offered a Print Book Deal
How to Grow Your Sales - Twitter, Facebook & PR Tips
How To Grow Your Sales Through The Roof
Mark Binner’s Top Techie Tips & Tools For Advanced Formatting
Appendix For Alan (Age 83) – The Complete Beginner’s Step by Step ABC of Word Doc to Kindle Ebook

“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 newbee).” UK Az *****

‘Great, great book. I can’t understand how I could ever have managed my way through the ebook process without it..'***** iBooks reviewer

Self publishing has never been more accessible to all.

Updated Feb 2015


Product Description

About the Author

Stephanie Zia is a novelist, journalist and editor. Owner of Blackbird Digital Books, she has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Woman's Own and Which? She lives in London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blackbird Digital Books; 24 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 (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephanie Zia is a writer and journalist who originally trained and worked as a researcher and documentary producer for the BBC. Author of several novels and non-fiction books, she has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, Which? and Woman's Own. For many years she was a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper's popular Space Solves column. Stephanie also runs Blackbird Digital Books, an ebook and POD publisher of quality fiction and non-fiction. Her latest novel The Widow's To Do List, is about a 50 year old widow back on the dating scene.


Customer Reviews

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie saved my sanity 8 Sept. 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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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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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.
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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!
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This is an excellent book that is easy to read and understand; ideal for writers who want to do their own thing.
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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
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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.
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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
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