THE (A) BOOK INSIDE YOU?

THE (A) BOOK INSIDE YOU?

How to Write and Publish YOUR BOOK

by craig lock

PUBLISHING FOR “DUMMIES”…

 , like your author

 Here’s a short booklet (e-book) on the publishing process, based on our experiences  that I’ve been learning over the past 15 years or so.

It follows on from my first ebook on this subject (not so hard as it appears)

“Publishing for Dummies”: How to Write and Publish an Electronic Book (e-book) is also available at http://www.amazon.com/Publishing-Dummies-Electronic–book-ebook/dp/B006KRSNM4

Enjoy and happy writing and publishing

“total non-techno” craig

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a flat tyre and broken fan-belt…

er sorry, a single step.”

‘Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist and playwright

From  https://writeanpublish.wordpress.com

And https://writeanpublish.wordpress.com/category/new-books-by-craig-lock/

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 CONTENTS

 INTRODUCTION

 THE PLACE OF E-BOOKS AND THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING (1999)

(from www.ebooks.digibooks.wordpress.com)

CREATING YOUR OWN E-BOOK WITH AMAZON 

APPENDIX

“Info” (more detailed than above) on the publishing process from my computer files saved.  Hope this Part of my book is not too “techno” for you.

1.Publishing E-books (digital publishing)

2 Publishing a Paperback Book with Createspace

Layout and formatting (basic)

  1. Inserting a Table of Contents (TOC)

Creating a logical Table of Contents

  1. Summary: How to create a table of contents in Microsoft Word

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Submitter’s Note:

My “technogeek” friend and associate Bill  is very professional and fussy  in the publishing process… so tears his hair out at my initial efforts (practice makes “purrfect”).  Bill will be horrified that this book has been published already with Amazon.

Anyway enjoy

Craig (November 2014)

“You will do foolish (crazy) things…

yet do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette

The story of “my little” life, perhaps!

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So here goes…

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About craig lock

ABOUT c the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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