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message 1: by Drake (last edited Oct 06, 2017 05:57PM) (new)

Drake RC (rcdrake) | 340 comments Mod
SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION:

WANT A PAPERBACK COPY OF YOUR BOOK:
Amazon now makes printed paperbacks. I also like CreateSpace @ createspace.com - it is a great site. You will need to format. If you use Word program, Createspace has a template that will prevent bleeding and align the top, bottom, left and right margins. The preferred size is 6 x 9 and required by most brick and mortar establishments and libraries as well. In your WORD PROGRAM, go to FORMAT, then DOCUMENTS, then LAYOUT. Now go to INSERT, then page numbers. A paperback requires page numbers, unlike Kindle. Don't get fancy with the fonts, TIMES NEW ROMAN in 12 point is best for the body of the text, 14 point for chapter heads in bold print, and 36 point for the title in bold print as well. In the Page Number window, click alignment, then choose where you want the page numbers to show, bottom center is preferred. Don't show page numbers on the first six pages. The first two should be blank, then a TITLE PAGE on page 3, with CHAPTER PAGE on page 5, and CHAPTER 1 starting on odd page number 7. Be sure to insert a page break before each new chapter so the chapter heads align. Page break is under INSERT, BREAK and then PAGE BREAK. If you don't have a cover, Createspace offers several choices, which are nice and free. Write a blurb (a short explanation of what your book is about, don't give away too much). It's not a difficult process and only takes about thirty minutes. Good luck!

FOR ANYONE SEEKING COVER ART FOR THEIR BOOK:
This is contact information only, the two parties will work out the particulars.
1. Kelly @ kellyfisher319@hotmail.com
2. Site for reasonably priced cover art: www.dreamstime.com/
3. Site for reasonably priced cover art: www.depositphotos.com
4. jharwinbarrozo@gmail.com
5. http://www.123rf.com/
6. http://www.acdbookcoverdesign.com
7. http://www.mad-gods.com/CoverHIRE/
8. Email: anita@race-point.com - for an online portfolio or visit her other sites:
http://www.race-point.com/
http://www.facebook.com/RacePointUS
http://twitter.com/RacePointUS
9. L. M. Boelz - Please email - lin@weaverofshadows.com
Or visit: http://www.weaverofshadows.com/book_c...
10. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boo...
Contact @ melissa_richet@yahoo.fr
11. Sandra Giles -http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20ou...
or Email @ sandra.giles@live.com
12. http://www.pond5.com/
13. http://www.clipart.com/en/
14. http://www.morguefile.com/
15. http://www.dreamstime.com/?gclid=CLHX...
16. http://www.serif.com/free-graphic-des...
18. https://www.graphicstock.com/freeimag...
19. http://us.fotolia.com/?utm_source=Goo...
20. http://www8.buyerpricer.com/landing.a...
21. http://openclipart.org/homepage
22. http://all-free-download.com/free-vec...
23. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ima...
24. http://free-clipart.net/
25. http://www.free-graphics.com/
26. http://en.softonic.com/s/clip-art/win...
27. http://www.corel.com/corel/product/in...
28. http://open-clip-art-library.soft32.c...
29. http://www.clipartcastle.com/download...
30. http://www.doverpictura.com/?gclid=CO...
31. http://openclipart.org/
32. http://www.shutterstock.com/
33. http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/
34. http://www.gettyimages.com/CreativeIm...
35. http://depositphotos.com/free-photos....
36. http://www.bigfoto.com/

For blog tours:
http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.c...
http://www.goddessfish.com/tours.htm
http://lauries-interviews.blogspot.com/
http://alittlebitofrnr.com/
http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/
http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/
http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/

FOR ANYONE SEEKING AN EDITOR-FORMATTER-PROOFREADER:
This is contact information only, the two parties can work out the particulars.
1. Marc Iverson: Proofreader: E-mail: mai.iverson@yahoo.com for editing/proofing assignments.
2. Sheenah Freitas - Formatting books for print, or as ebooks. e-mail @ sheenahfreitas@gmail.com
Sheenah's blog site: http://papercranebooks.com/services/
3. Beverly Harro - BevHarro Editor/Proofreader: E-mail: bevharro@bigpond.net.au
or visit http://bevharrosproofrea:ding.weebly....
4. David Antrobus - Editing, proofreading and writing services
http://www.bewritethere.com
5. April - Email address: april.tara@gmail.com
Customize and update websites/blogs for entrepreneurs and artists for the past 5 years.
6. Sunni Morris - Editor/proofreader - Editing books in US or UK English. I'm reasonably priced. Email me here: nightowlscribe@aol.com
7. Rebecca Stroud - Proofreading/editing services (over ten years experience) very reasonable rates. Please email details of your book to RebeccaStroud@aol.com with "Editing" in the subject line for a price quote, turnaround time, and additional information.
8. Lauren Ritz - Basic evaluation (alpha or beta) for $25, a personalized evaluation for $50 (up to 100,000 words-over that number it's per page) and a full manuscript review at $1 per page.
9. Glen Romero - Formatting E-books for authors. E-Mail: glen.romero2@gmail.com
10. Simone Beaudelaire - Proofreader - http://simonebeaudelaireauthor.weebly...

BETA READERS:
1. Simone Beaudelaire http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20ou...
Or contact her @ simonebeaudelaireauthor@hotmail.com
2. Sandra V. Martinez - elearah.com
3. Jilly C Allen (one word) at hotmail
4. reed.s.hill@gmail.com
5. kindle3.user at verizon dot net
Beary
6. shirleyhicks2247@yahoo.com
7. authorguybailey@gmail.com
8. GiGi of Nightstand Novels- http://nightstandnovels.com
9. CarolASpradling at Yahoo dot com.

FOR ANYONE WANTING THEIR BOOKS TRANSLATED :
1. From English to Spanish - Contact Edwin Stark @ eMail address: esterkus@hotmail.com

MAKE YOUR OWN YOUTUBE VIDEO:
Making your own YouTube video is not difficult, actually quite fun. It only takes about two hours from start to finish and you can stop it and start it again at any point. I used Windows Live Movie Maker program, it is free to download. This particular program is for Windows 7 and 8:
http://movie-maker-1-6.downloads205.c...
It is best if you make your video no longer than 2 minutes. Each clip
should have short lines explaining your book/picture that the viewer is looking at. Your entire blurb must be informative and short, no more than about a 100 words total. Allow ten to twenty seconds per frame, that's plenty.
You will need about five to ten pictures and some music.
You can get free music from here: http://www.danosongs.com/
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-...
You just have to acknowledge who they are from on your video and they are free.
YouTube has free music on site as well.
For reasonably priced pictures and music you could try: http://www.pond5.com/
Free pictures can be obtained here: https://www.google.com/search?num=10&...
You can purchase a days worth of pictures for $15 here: http://www.clipart.com/en/
Or here: http://www.morguefile.com/archive
YouTube site walks you through how to make the video in simple steps, go here:
http://www.youtube.com/create
It is best if you make your video no longer than 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Each clip
should have short lines explaining your book/picture the viewer is looking at. Your entire blurb must be informative and short, no more than about a 100 words total. Allow ten to twenty seconds per frame, that is plenty.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ABNA-(Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Awards) go here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html...

ON FACEBOOK - WANT TO CREATE AN AUTHOR PAGE THERE?
http://apps.facebook.com/authorapp/?f...

HAVING DIFFICULTY MAKING A LIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BYd5Y...

WANT AN AUTHOR PAGE, GO TO AUTHOR CENTRAL:
https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/l...

HAVE TWO BOOK LISTED OF THE SAME BOOK AND WANT AMAZON TO COMBINE THEM FOR YOU?
https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/h...

WANT TO PUBLISH TO KINDLE?
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishin...

TO CHECK YOUR BOOKS ROYALTIES, GO HERE:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishin...

TO CHECK YOUR BOOKS STAT'S ON AMAZON:
https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/m...

LINK FOR CREATING A LISTMANIA LIST:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custome...

To edit your Profile:
1. Visit your Profile page at http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/
profile/ and log into your account if requested.
2. Click the,, "Edit Your Profile" button on the top right-hand side of your page.
3. Update your personal information or any other settings that appear on the page.
4. Click the "Save Your Profile" button when finished.

If you would like to check your overall rank, go here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=1OH...

Want to reach Shelfari:
http://www.shelfari.com/?amatc=kdp-help

Want social media buttons for your website:
http://www.addthis.com/

Go here to collect an app for transferring files from your computer to your Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html...

ARE YOU CONFUSED?:
Confused about publishers and whether to self-publish? Read this article, it could help you decide. This is just a bit of info for all new Authors or anyone just getting into the writing field:
http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/write...
AND BE AWARE: "Big Publishing's misguided foray into vanity publishing with Pearson/Penguin's 2012 acquisition of Author Solutions, a company known for selling over-priced publishing packages to unsuspecting writers. Multiple publishers have formed sock puppet imprints powered by ASI: Simon & Schuster's Archway, Penguin Random House's Partridge Publishing in India, HarperCollins' Westbow, Hay House's Balboa Press, Writer's Digests' Abbott Press, and Harlequin's Dellarte Press."
And my personal mistake: Publish America, who recently added a new moniker: America Star Books

FOR THOSE UNAWARE:
Amazon does not automatically post your Author information listed on Author Central on your Author page to all of its venues in other countries, you must post these yourself.


message 2: by Drake (last edited Oct 05, 2017 05:45PM) (new)

Drake RC (rcdrake) | 340 comments Mod
INFO REGARDING AMAZON SITES:
As our international websites operate independently. If you're currently a member of Author Central on Amazon.com and you also have books for sale on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp, join Author Central on those sites: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de and Amazon.co.jp each has a unique Author Central website to set up an account, even if you've already joined Author Central on Amazon.com. Not all of the features in Amazon.com's Author Central will be available in Author Central on the international sites, though we look forward to adding all of them in the future. To get started, visit Author Central @
Amazon UK @ https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/
Amazon.fr @ https://authorcentral.amazon.fr/
Amazon.de @ https://authorcentral.amazon.de/
Amazon.co.jp @ https://authorcentral.amazon.co.jp/

WANT TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR MANUSCRIPT ON AMAZON?
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishin...

A GOOD FORMULA TO TELL YOUR STORY.
1. a main character (person through whose eyes the reader will see the story)
2. a flaw (defense mechanism he feels he needs to survive)
3. a goal (something concrete and specific hero is working toward)
4. an ally (someone who helps hero overcome his flaw)
5. an opponent (someone who pushes hero's emotional buttons)
6. a life changing event (instigated by opponent- opportunity, challenge or threat; related to flaw)
7. an implied journey (where the main character risks losing something important to him either physically or emotionally)


message 3: by Drake (last edited Oct 07, 2017 05:59PM) (new)

Drake RC (rcdrake) | 340 comments Mod
Just for fun, we choose a location for our 'Corner' These were our previous, and current locations:
#1.-In a large warehouse
#2 -On a haunted cruise ship
#3 -On an island
#4 -In a blimp
#5 -In a castle over the rainbow
#6 -In a zombie infested asylum
#7 -SAC (space station in Atlantis with creature features)
#8 - Main branch of the New York City library
#9 - Middle Earth -Mithgar
#10 - Grand Central Station on a moon base built by since-departed aliens ... But they left behind a trans-dimensional merry-go-round ... with a family of vampires, and the Addams family has moved into a corner of the building.
#11-Tardis-in the Twilight Zone (Time And Relative Dimension In Space (Doctor Who's TV series)
#12- Never, Neverland
#13- Alice's Wonderland
#14 -The Winchester House
#15 - Victorian London on Whitechapel street - Jack The Rippers haunt
#16 - The WILD WILD West
#17 - On a mountain top surrounded by thick forests
#18 - Planet Riviera
#19 - Atlantis
#20 - On The Rainbow Bridge in the Rain forest
#21 - The Third Best HAUNTED Marigold Hotel
#22 - An old Victorian mansion on an ocean hillside on the Island of Hope, with a lovely country kitchen surrounded by food...food...food, sitting on Planet Utopia
#23 - An African Jungle complete with lions and tigers and snaaaaaakes OH MY!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America specifies word lengths for each category of its Nebula award categories:
Classification...... Word count
Novel ............... over 40,000 words
Novella.............. 17,500 to 40,000 words
Novelette.......... 7,500 to 17,500 words
Short story........ under 7,500 words

Other groups (Westerns/ Mysteries, etc.) have slightly different definitions and categories:
Micro fiction - up to 100 words
Flash fiction - under 1,000 words
Short-short stories are under 2,500 words.
Short stories can range from 2,500 to 7,500 words.
Novelettes are from 7,500 to 20,000 words.
Novellas are from 20,000 to 50,000 words.
Novels are from 70,000 to 110,000 words.
Epics - anything over 110.000 words


message 4: by Drake (last edited Apr 17, 2018 05:27AM) (new)

Drake RC (rcdrake) | 340 comments Mod
THIS POST IS INFORMATION ONLY. PLEASE CLICK ON:
This link for discussions:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

PLACES TO CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR WORKS:

Listed below are sites Authors could consider listing their book information, or submit for reviews. Keep checking back, as this list is ongoing. Most are free, some charge a fee. ALL are suggestions only, you must decide for yourself about submissions. If any of the links are no longer live, please let me know and I'll remove them. If you have any new suggestions, share them and I'll post them for others. Thank you and good luck, Rhonda

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

www.mistressofthedarkpath.wordpress.com

e-mail Tim @ tim@greateastdevelopment.net (Ask to be interviewed)

www.timgreatonforum.blogspot.com/

http://sandywolters.weebly.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/revie...

http://www.paranormalromanceguild.com...

E-mail - prg.booksonreview@gmail.com

http://indiebookslist.com/submissions/

http://bargainbooksy.com/sell-more-bo...

http://coffeeandagoodbook-booklover.b...

http://aambookclub.com/how-do-i-submi...

http://cyruswebbpresents.blogspot.com/

http://www.theindieview.com/indie-rev...

http://bookbloggerlist.com/

http://lauries-interviews.blogspot.com/

http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspo...

http://goodbookalert.blogspot.com/

http://99cent-books.com

http://bookclubreading.com/

selfpublish@yahoogroups.com

http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-...

http://www.armchairinterviews.com/sub...

http://signed-edition.com/

http://fundinmental.wordpress.com/ (multiple posts)

http://travelnovel.com/

http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/

http://www.paywithatweet.com/

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php...

http://iselfpub.com/submit-your-book-...

http://5starsbook.com/For-Authors.php

http://www.deviantart.com/

http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/ (multiple posts)

http://redadeptreviews.com/submit-a-r...

http://freebookreviews.blogspot.com

http://greatindiereads.blogspot.com

http://darianwilk.weebly.com/blog.html (multiple posts)

http://www.literaryroad.com/submissio...

https://www.blogger.com/

http://dailycheapreads.com/ (You must have at least 5 Amazon reviews to submit and submissions can be made through their 'Your two cents worth catagory').

http://indiedayinthesun.blogspot.com/

http://goodbookalert.blogspot.com/ (m

http://bookstomorrow.blogspot.com

http://darianwilk.weebly.com/blog.html (multiple posts)

http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_t...

http://newbookblogger.blogspot.com

https://www.createspace.com/

http://manicreaders.com/index.cfm?dis...

http://goodbookalert.blogspot.com/ (multiple posts)

http://www.philiabooktours.com

http://fundinmental.wordpress.com/ (multiple posts)

http://sites.google.com/site/1500auth...

http://www.bittenbybooks.com/product-...

http://greathistoricals.blogspot.ca/

http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/ ( m.p., also AMZN TOP 1000 rvwr)

http://booksandnovelstoread.blogspot.com

http://www.untreedreads.com/?page_id=...

http://lauries-interviews.blogspot.com/

http://fundinmental.wordpress.com/

http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/

http://darianwilk.weebly.com/blog.html

http://goodbookalert.blogspot.com/

http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/

http://iselfpub.com

http://www.shelfari.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/NEA-Wr...
/237635152952722?sk=wall

http://cheapkindledaily.wordpress.com/

www.authorsden.com

http://www.fastpencil.com/company/for...

http://hampton-networks.com/

http://readersfavorite.com/book-revie...

http://www.multi-story.co.uk/competit...

http://efictionmag.submishmash.com/su...

http://www.indtale.com/

https://www.createspace.com/abna

http://freebookfest.com

http://gs.max-opp.com/author-services/

http://www.theindiespotlight.com/

http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/

tc-bookedup@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.bookbaby.com/why-choose-bo...

http://www.1888pressrelease.com/login...

http://www.kobobooks.com/KoboWritingLIfe

http://digitalbooktoday.com/advertisi...

http://frontrowlit.com/?page_id=503 or email adamh@frontrowmonthly.com for details

http://www.writersmarket.com/

http://www.novelscribe.com

http://www.indiependents.org/book-rev...

http://frontrowlit.com/?pag

http://askdavid.com/reviews/book

http://pinterest.com/BookJunkies/

http://pinterest.com/jcallenbooks/boo...

http://www.shelfari.com/groups/98602/...-

http://www.jadekerrion.com/

http://www.biblioconnection.com/

http://librarything.com

https://www.createspace.com/en/commun...

http://bewrite.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?S...

http://www.literarymarketplace.com/lm...

http://www.prweb.com/

https://www.bookbub.com/partners

http://www.prlog.org/

https://www.draft2digital.com/

http://www1.lightningsource.com/defau...

http://bookloads.weebly.com/contact.html

http://ereadernewstoday.com/

http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?vie...

http://tometender.blogspot.com/?zx=2d...

https://quarterreads.com/policy.php

https://www.facebook.com/groups/books...

http://bookoftheday.org/

http://bookreviewbuzz.com/our-service...

https://www.facebook.com/BookGarageSarl

www.ereaderowl.com

https://twitter.com/TheBookBooster

http://www.inkitt.com/beyondtime

http:/http://authorswritinginasecondlanguag...

http://onlinebookclub.org

http://shoutmybook.com/

awesomegang.com

http://virtualinternetmarketingassist...

http://ereadernewstoday.com/pricing/


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