Taming the Dragon: Can Dictation Be the Key to Massive Word Counts?

Dictation has become one of the topics among authors lately, ever since the Self Publishing Formula Podcast featured Scott Baker as a guest, and he extolled the virtues of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. I know I've contemplated using dictation before, but never believed that I was a good fit for it. I did not think that …

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Amazon’s Hammer Strikes

This is just one of many stories swirling around the indie publishing community today and for the past week about Amazon's apparent crackdown on scammers. In a blog post from yesterday, indie published author Adam Dreece tells his story which would strike a lot of fear in anyone, but particularly someone whose books are enrolled …

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I’m Finally Almost Done With My Paperback Versions of The Inventor’s Son!

I may seem to have been missing lately, although some of my fellow indie authors might see me in groups or on the usual haunts. I've had a few setbacks with getting my projects going. I work full time at a day job, and this writing gig is now assuredly a part time job. I'd …

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Using Scrivener for Windows and Sigil to Create an EPUB: The 3 Main Ingredients

I've been wanting to do a tutorial like this for a long time. Anyone who may have downloaded my most recently reformatted eBooks or Kindle books surely must have noticed the difference between how they used to look and how they look now. The difference was in what programs I used to write and format …

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5 Things to Remember When Doing Pre-Orders of Your Book

There is a difference between uploading a book for immediate publication as opposed to doing a pre-order.

What I Did This Summer

Even though I don't go to school anymore, that does not mean I haven't had to keep learning new things.

Geeking Out With Sigil And EPUB Creation, Part 5

Apparently, Google Play Books didn't like my centering!