Formatting Your eBook (Using Word & Basic HTML to Format a Title by Yourself)

Formatting Your eBook (Using Word & Basic HTML to Format a Title by Yourself)

by J. Thorn
     
 

YOU CAN PUBLISH BOOKS TOO!
Do you hate technology but love writing? Formatting Your eBook will show you how to use Word to publish your work.
Get this book now!

Formatting Your eBook will cover the following:
~The exact method, using Microsoft Word 2010, KompoZer, Notepad, and Kindle Preview, to turn a Word document into a .mobi file
~The basics

Overview

YOU CAN PUBLISH BOOKS TOO!
Do you hate technology but love writing? Formatting Your eBook will show you how to use Word to publish your work.
Get this book now!

Formatting Your eBook will cover the following:
~The exact method, using Microsoft Word 2010, KompoZer, Notepad, and Kindle Preview, to turn a Word document into a .mobi file
~The basics of HTML formatting, including an explanation of commonly used "tags"
~The creation of picture books and comic books using the fixed layout protocol for sale on Amazon.com
~The settings and options in the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) platform
~The settings and options in Amazon's Author Central platform, including product descriptions for books, rankings, and the author bio
~The method for testing a compiled ebook in .mobi format on the Kindle Previewer, which simulates devices such as Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle DX, and Kindle for iPad
~Sending the .mobi file directly to a Kindle device or emailing it as an attachment for reviewers, beta readers, critique partners, or anyone else to whom you want to give a free, unencrypted copy
~Converting the .mobi file into an .epub file for sale on other platforms and for direct sale

Formatting Your eBook will NOT cover the following:
~The craft of writing, tips on writing, or writing advice
~The advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing, literary agents, or anything related to traditional publishing avenues
~The creation of digital graphics for book covers
~The use of social media, such as Facebook or Twitter, as a promotional tool for writers
~The marketing of books or use of paid advertising to sell books
~The pricing strategies or royalty option suggestions for Amazon
~The formatting of books for print media

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044557611
Publisher:
J. Thorn
Publication date:
05/26/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Want a story that’s rooted in a fundamental aspect of being human?

I believe reading dark fiction can be healing. My overriding mission is to connect with you through my art, and I hope to inspire you to do the same. I’m a word architect and driven visionary. I’m obsessed with heavy metal, horror films and technology. And I admire strong people who are not afraid to speak their mind.

I grew up in an Irish Catholic, working class family and was the first to go to college. I didn’t have expensive toys, so I used my own imagination for entertainment. And then I abused alcohol for entertainment. I spent the first thirty years of my life convincing myself I wasn’t an addict and the last ten worrying about all the potential threats the substances hid from me.

Anxiety and depression are always hiding in the corner, waiting to jump me when I start to feel happiness.

I had to break through family programming and accept the role of the black sheep. In my 30s I started writing horror and formed a heavy metal band while my family rolled their eyes, sighed and waited for the “phase” to end.

I spent years paralyzing myself with self-loathing and criticism, keeping my creativity smothered and hidden from the rest of the world. I worked a job I hated because that’s what Irish Catholic fathers do. They don’t express themselves, they pay the damn mortgage. I may have left my guilt and faith behind long ago, but the scars remain.

My creativity is my release, my therapy and my place to work through it all. I haven’t had a drink in a long time, but the anxiety and depression are always lurking. Writing novels and songs keeps it at bay. I scream over anxiety with my microphone and I turn my guitar up loud enough to drown out the whispers of self-doubt.

I hope to leave a legacy of art that will continue to entertain and enrich lives long after I’m gone. I want others to see that you don’t have to conform to the mainstream to be fulfilled.

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Embrace it.

Experience:
By the end of 2014, J. Thorn will have published over one million words and sold over 100,000 ebooks, worldwide.

J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror with his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King at #4 and #2 respectively. He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. J. is a contributor to disinformation.com and a staff writer for HeavyPlanet.net.

Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He has spent the last twenty years researching mysticism and the occult in colonial American history.

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