Converting your manuscript into an ebook format and then making it available through the world’s largest ebook distributors is no mean task, and not one to be taken lightly. In “Using SMASHWORDS as your eBook Publisher,” author Graham Murray, with over 100 books published through Smashwords, takes the reader on an in-depth tour of Smashwords and explains how to get the best from the website. Dos and Don’ts, ...
Converting your manuscript into an ebook format and then making it available through the world’s largest ebook distributors is no mean task, and not one to be taken lightly.
In “Using SMASHWORDS as your eBook Publisher,” author Graham Murray, with over 100 books published through Smashwords, takes the reader on an in-depth tour of Smashwords and explains how to get the best from the website.
Dos and Don’ts, hints, tips and other pertinent information that take your ebook from blah to best-seller.
He covers all the little gems within the site (as well as the pitfalls) and explains what to avoid, what to exploit and how best to market your ebook so that it stands a far better chance of success in the brutal and competitive world of digital publishing. [10000 words]
A good collection of tips and insights about Smashwords. I want to master SW and this book help me a lot. Its clear the experience of Mr. Murray in using Smashwords. The book is full of details that are not in the official guide. A must read.
I began my writing career quite by accident. Even while still in Grade school, I had a knack for turning everyday events into stories. I was also obsessed with grammar, punctuation and spelling, always wanting to know more and always wanting to get it right. I’m still working on that one.
When I was eight years old, I was awarded a prize at school for ‘Best Creative Writer’. So, I began collecting my stories and before long, I had a backlist as long as your arm and didn’t know what to do with them. I started sending them out to be published, and that’s when the bug really bit down hard and I become a ‘word junkie’.
Every day I see thousands of stories, just waiting to be written and it’s true what they say; that every writer includes a bit of themselves in their stories. I do the same thing, except that I will never reveal which bits are true and which are fiction. That I leave to my readers to decide.
My stories are unusual inasmuch as I tend to make every word count, and in many of my tales, there are clues dotted around which, if missed by the reader, can result in them misunderstanding, or missing the point entirely.
Readers who skim over paragraphs will most likely miss a great deal of what I write, especially in my short stories, where the ultimate clue can be a single word. While writing, I try to engage the reader as much as possible and then drop the bombshell at the very end; usually in the last paragraph or, sometimes, as the last line. This technique has held me in good stead over the years so I keep doing it.
I write for the sheer thrill of it, and dedicate all of my work to my six-year old daughter, who remains my finest achievement and is the inspiration for most of my work.
If you like my work, tell 40,000 of your closest friends. If you don’t, tell me, and then tell me why. We are all of us merely players in a world gone mad, each of us trying to make our way in a time when the sky is the limit and we are limited only by our imaginations.
As I completed my degrees in medical subjects, I also write a lot of non-fiction; some of it medical and some of about publishing and the English language. The way I take a break from writing fiction, is to write some non-fiction. Weird, I know, but it works for me. Happy reading.