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May 14, 2020
good dialogues

Write good dialogues: 7 tips!

First, a question. Are dialogues essential? No, dialogues are not essential. A life story without the slightest dialogue can be very well written and fascinating. It […]
May 14, 2020
manuscript

Sending a manuscript: 11 mistakes to avoid

Sending a manuscript is the first step in your editorial adventures. Avoid spoiling everything with one of these 11 presentation errors. Sending a manuscript: we no […]
May 14, 2020
Amazon KDP

How to publish on Amazon KDP?

Publishing to Amazon KDP is one of the first steps when you start self-publishing: it’s simple, free, and accessible to everyone. In a few clicks, it […]
May 13, 2020

Sensible solutions for happily boosting book sales

OK, you’ve signed a contract with a publisher and now you can relax. No way. Unless you get out there and help your publisher promote your […]
May 13, 2020

Sensible Solutions book marketing for publishers large & small

Beef up the lineup Whatever you publish, you’d be wise to search for out-of-print books on your topic that you can simply reissue and for related […]
May 12, 2020
back of the cover

What to put on the back of the cover?

Back cover, this expression may seem barbaric to you. This is the term commonly used by printers and publishers to refer to the back of the […]
May 12, 2020
effective title

How to choose an effective title?

When citing a book, the title is the first thing you remember. Of course, there is the cover and its illustration, but when you no longer […]
May 11, 2020
Digital desktop publishing: how to self-publish an eBook Today, and thanks to the Internet and the establishment of the eBook, the fact that no publisher has bet on a work is not an impediment to its publication. We can choose to publish an electronic book (eBook), that is, we can choose digital self-publication. The eBook or eBook is expanding firmly and decisively worldwide. According to the annual report of the American Publishers Association, eBooks already represent more than 20% of net editorial revenue. Its massive growth, therefore, is a reality. Although in Spain the figures are far from being as high, the trend is also on the rise. The electronic book evolves here more slowly, but it does so inexorably, without pauses or interruptions. Below I show you the steps to do to self-publish an eBook: Steps to self-publish an eBook 1. Register the work as "Intellectual Property" The first thing to do, once the work is finished, is to register it as "Intellectual Property" to officially acquire the copyright on it. The website of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport details which offices can register a work as Intellectual Property. You can visit the site by clicking here. When you know which office you will go to, print your work on DIN-A4, frame it with a spiral, and go to the Registry. You may be interested in reading Intellectual Property. 2. Derive the work to a proofreader Obviously, and since self-publication does not have to go through the valuation of any third party to materialize, this step can be skipped. However, it is highly advisable to go to a professional to deal with those dark aspects of our text and to polish and file it both at the orthographic level and at the morphological, syntactic, lexical, and global cohesion and coherence level. 3. Request an ISBN for the work The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is an identifying number that is assigned to each publication for marketing purposes and, since 2007, consists of thirteen digits. The application for an ISBN code must be processed through the Spanish ISBN Agency, managed by the Federation of Editors' Guilds of Spain under the title of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. To obtain the link to the competent organizations that issue and register an ISBN in Spain and Latin America, read The ISBN. 4. Find a platform for desktop publishing and distribution of electronic books There are many online platforms that offer the author the necessary infrastructure to edit their own eBook and launch it on the market. Here I offer a list of the best known: • Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): It is Amazon's platform for desktop publishing of eBooks. • Createspace: It is Amazon's platform for desktop publishing of paper books on demand. • Lulu: It is a platform for both desktop publishing of eBooks and desktop publishing of paper books on demand. • Bubok: It is a platform - the most prestigious Spanish platform - for both desktop publishing of eBooks and for desktop publishing of paper books on demand. • Red Books: It is a platform for both desktop publishing of eBooks and for desktop publishing of paper books on demand. • Byeink: It is the Cream eBooks platform for desktop publishing of eBooks. • Tagus: It is the platform of La Casa del Libro. • iBooks Author (Apple Store): It is the Apple platform and allows publishing to the iBook Store. • Nook Press (Barnes & Noble): It is the platform of Barnes & Noble, which is the most important book store in the United States. • Kobo Writing Lige (KWL) • Smachwords: Allows publishing on different platforms at the same time (Barnes & Noble, Apple Store, Kobo ...). • XinXii • Vook • Pressbooks • FastPencil • Baker eBook Framework • My eBook • Blurb • Passion for books

Digital desktop publishing: how to self-publish an eBook

Today, and thanks to the Internet and the establishment of the eBook, the fact that no publisher has bet on a work is not an impediment […]
May 11, 2020
write a life story

7 steps to write a life story

Every short story, however short it may be, has an approach, a knot, and a final change. It may seem easier than writing a novel since […]