Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Format an eBook for Publishing by J.Q. Rose, #Authortoolboxbloghop

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog and to the Author Toolbox Blog Hop #AuthorToolboxBlogHop which meets every third Wednesday of the month to share resources and tips for authors. Thanks to Raimey Gallant for hosting this venture. 

Please join us to learn more about the craft of writing and to meet bloggers who are dedicated to helping each other become the best writers possible. Click here for the list of participants. Take a break and visit them. 

I will be away from the office this week so I can't visit hop participants, but I'll catch up when I can. 

Format an eBook by J.Q. Rose

Format an eBook by J.Q. Rose
Indie Publishing--If you want to publish your ebook to amazon, Kindle Create is a tool provided by amazon to build your eBook. I haven't used it, but I plan to with my next book! Click here for information on Kindle Create.

Smashwords offers the FREE Smashwords Style Guide to create, format and publish an ebook. Click here to get this helpful guide.

I have used Draft 2 Digital for my latest indie-published eBooks. Just download your ms file to the site and D2D does all the formatting for you. They're very helpful. I had a glitch with my Table of Contents and they explained what I had done and fixed the headings for me, so all I had to do was to download the file they sent me. What a relief! In 2011 when I downloaded a file to Smashwords, I spent hours and hours and days and days working on a TOC. Thank you, D2D! Click here for information about self-publishing with support from D2D.
Traditional Publishing--Procedures for book publishing have changed so much since eBooks have come into our lives. Formatting the manuscript can be different for each publisher. The best advice is to read the guidelines from the publisher you plan to submit to and format EXACTLY how the publisher wants the ms. Your ms may not even get a look if it is not formatted according to their instructions.

If you would like templates for formatting your manuscripts, click here to download templates from the William Shunn site. This also provides a rounded word count. I haven't used them, but they are well-known in the industry.

Please leave a comment below letting us know about your experience in formatting and suggestions for other possible places for distribution of your books. Thanks!

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About J.Q. Rose

Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  
Author J.Q. Rose
She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery books. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing. 

Using her storytelling skills, she provides entertainment and information in articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women, she returned to her first love, writing about real people. 

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Lighting Source is what DLP uses. We got in before Ingram Spark began.

emaginette said...

I'm using KDP with Amazon. I'm not sure Create Space is still available. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Raimey Gallant said...

Ohhh, this is such a useful post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is so useful! Great post.

Iola said...

I met one of the senior representatives from Draft2Digital at a conference last year, and I was impressed by him and by their free offerings. I'd definitely recommend them.

Charity Rau said...

Lots of helpful info! Thanks for sharing. :)

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks Diane.

J.Q. Rose said...

I think amazon KDP swallowed up Create space.

J.Q. Rose said...

Glad it was helpful.

J.Q. Rose said...

Id love to meet a rep face to face and tell them thanks.

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