Reference Material for Ebook and POD publication:

Reference Material for Ebook and POD publication – I’ll try to update every few weeks with additional links:

Ebook Formatting:
Smashwords Style Guide –Start here. A free, wonderful overall formatting guide that will prep your work from most ebook formats

Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters – also a good reference tool with some how-to thrown in

Perfect Pages by Arron Shepherd – is available in paper and eformat. It is a few years old now, but still a good reference

Ebook and Industry Perspectives
J.A. Konrath’s blog: A Newbies Guide to Publishing – You might have to dig but there is a wealth of information on this blog. Konrath’s credits include years of traditional publishing experience as well as success self-publishing. While his experiences may not translate into the same sales for other authors, his perspectives are a good balance to statements issued by traditional publishers and he’s inspirational.

Author Promotion areas:
Amazon Kindle forum
Barnes & Noble Nookbook forum

Author website / blog
Facebook / Twitter / Linked In

Blog hosting options:
Eblogger
WordPress.com –  Info for starting a free blog on WordPress’s site here
WordPress.org – Info on downloading their software to install on another webhosting site

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