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HOW to publish your book (e-book) with Amazon?

HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK (E-BOOK) WITH AMAZON

CREATING YOUR OWN E-BOOK

Here’s how…

INTRODUCTION

Though nobody really knows where the digital publishing model is headed, Amazon already claim that they are selling more ebooks than traditional books. My good friend and associate Bill and I believe e-books are the way of the future and this will keep the “greenies” happy not having to cut down trees (see my article ‘The Future of Electronic Publishing originally written about twelve years ago).

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Here are some hints based upon my experiences as a “non-techno” in getting my books published with Amazon (to the great consternation and surprise of my “techno-geek” associate and good friend, Bill). Continue reading

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Some of my recently published paperback books on writing and publishing a book are at  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=paperback+books+by+craig+lock Enjoy “total non-techno” craig Also click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taADLPtyDb0 “total unmisico” c

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Writers on Writing

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says, ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.”

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I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK By craig lock and bill rosoman “They say that everyone has a novel inside them, even a great one, perhaps; so then you just have to find the words.” – craig “’They’ also say … Continue reading

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‘I Want to Write a Book …then Be Published!’

Writing a book may seem extremely daunting …and perhaps even impossible to you, as I felt when I started out writing (like flying to the moon); but if you believe you have some writing talent just DO IT. As with eating an elephant (“hephelump”), break it into “small chunks”. No only joking! Please treat all animals with great care. My point simply:
The key is taking that FIRST STEP in writing that first sentence…then one just gets involved in your “work of art”, as writing becomes a daily habit. One word
simply flows into the next…then one chapter just leads on to the next one.
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As the ancient Chinese proverb said so wisely…
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with …
a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
– Colette

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Together, one mind at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

Dreams
“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow. ”
– Langston Hughes

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“I Want to Write a Book”

This short extract is from my booklet ‘How to Write a Book and Get Published’ and was written for the “off-line” world of publishing many “moons” ago (well before the new age of immediate and easy online publishing). No matter! Although it’s a very brief look at this vast subject, I hope these pointers may be helpful to aspiring* or perhaps other “non-techno” authors, like ‘yours truly’.

* What’s the definition of an aspiring author?
A waiter!
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I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK!

(to roars of laughter from family and friends)

Me write a book! What!!! A “pipedream” or perhaps a possibility?

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