We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

If you’ve taken a look around the new website design, you’ve noticed a couple of tabs that don’t have any entries under them yet. One of those is “Podcast.” Most people know what a podcast is. When I started figuring that out, one thing I learned is that content and length vary a LOT. I …

Guest Post Nishoni Harvey #2 — a very special course!

https://videopress.com/v/tV3kS5mv 🌟 Your instructor, Nishoni Harvey, has authored eight books and now develops aspiring writers into published authors through Authors Aflame. 🌟 She has been teaching English for 13 years with a Bachelors degree in education. 🌟 Now, she wants to teach you how to become an Authority Author to influence and impact the world …

This Is How to Get Your Book Written and Published! — Guest Post by Nishoni Harvey

Are you ready to write your book? Are you ready to get published? Are you ready to receive the recognition you deserve? Are you ready to get your story out there so you can influence and impact lives? Are you ready to help others in your niche? Are you ready to promote your business by …

Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The “Other” ebook sales sites

Many authors have uploaded their ebooks onto Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site to reach readers. Amazon is a great place, and some authors even choose to be exclusive there, in the Kindle Unlimited program, through KDP Select. However, if you choose to distribute your books widely, here are three options for getting them into many …

Step by Step and — Published!

I recently made a list of the steps involved for publishing on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site. This was for a new author whose cover I designed and whose book I edited. I thought it might be helpful to others who don't know it's actually not that hard to publish your own book. Pictured above …

Decision time Is Here! — Post by Mary C. Findley

We at the Christian Indie Author Network want to help you make a very important decision. We want you to decide to join us at our first ever Indie Author Conference. It will be held July 30-August 2, 2015, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 111 East Second Street, Davenport, Iowa, …

Cover Samples and other graphics I Can Do — by Mary C. Findley

I can make you a pretty nice book cover using the large number of stock images, textures, and fonts that I own. I can apply metallics, leathers, fabrics, stone — some very cool backgrounds, text, and objects. If you wish to use an image I don’t have or can’t find for free, you can purchase …

Author or Character Interviews, Anyone?

Put yourself under the microscope! If you write books for a G, PG, or PG-13 audience, you may submit a request for an author interview. Not all interviews will be featured, but I will try to spotlight authors often. Thank you! Author Interview Questions Answer whatever questions you wish, and you can modify the first …

Part Three: Your Book, Where It Should Go, How It Will Look

Our e-publishing journey now comes to the formats and how your book will look in each one. Smashwords has great information on this topic from a mechanics standpoint. As a previous post we made on the subject said, https://findleyfamilyvideopublications.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/the-hows-and-whys-of-e-books/ , although almost all devices can read the pdf format, consider that people might get your books on …

Part Two: Make It Clean, Get It Out

So many people have said writing a book is the easy part. Still, it can't be repeated often enough. New writers are cropping up all the time, while the traditional publishing contract including a marketing machine to get your word out is fast becoming downright mythological. "Do it yourself" takes on a whole new meaning …

E-Book versus Print Book Curriculum

Before America was even founded, Benjamin Franklin published the same 3 categories of print material we still have to today. First there is what I call "public domain." This is stuff that has been around for awhile: The Bible, Plato’s Republic, Isaac Newton’s books on Physics and Mathematics, etc. Next is stuff we have to …

The Hows (And Whys) of E-Books

Screenshot from Kindle of a page from The Illuminated Hope and the Black Lion Do you really understand the spiritual warfare taking place in publishing? Christian publishers and bookstores are, to put it mildly, not very Christian anymore. There is a desperate need to make writers aware that secularism is a real and powerful enemy …