Copyright Seal

How to Copyright a Book

The Nuances of How to Copyright a Book How to copyright a book? It’s a question I’ve hemmed and hawed about since I first published. I thought it was complicated, messy, and expensive thing to do and that it really didn’t add any additional copyright protection, but boy, was I wrong on all […]

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Vellum ebook formatting

Amazon KDP Table of Content Mess

Amazon KDP Table of Content Brouhaha This video is about the Amazon KDP Table of Content mess and the awesome ebook formatting software, Vellum coming to the rescue. The Low-Down Earlier this month the indie self-publishing world freaked out when Amazon went on a “shoot first, ask questions second” crackdown over the placement of […]

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Writing Fiction Tutotrial

How to Embed YouTube Video in Forum Post

How to Embed YouTube Video in Forum Post In this video, I’ll show you how to embed YouTube videos into your forum posts. The video features two forum software examples: Simple Machines Forum (SMF) and ProBoards Free Forums. The popular forums for writers that I frequent use one of those two software programs […]

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Author Earnings Dashboard

Author Earnings Dashboard Review

Author Earnings Dashboard Review Below is my Author Earnings Dashboard Review. Autor Earnings Dashboard is an Excel-powered software that allows you to import your Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) reports to generate easy to read reports. The Amazon KDP Reporting Deficiency On the 15th of the month, Amazon KDP generates a report called the […]

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Book Cover Resign for She's Gone

Book Cover Redesign

Contemplating a book cover redesign? I hemmed and hawed about that for months. I was happy with the book cover design for my thriller, “She’s Gone”, but there was always something gnawing me about that cover and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until months after it was published. Does Your […]

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Embed Amazon Book Previews

Embed Amazon Book Previews Into Your Website

How to Embed Amazon Book Previews into your website. Amazon has included a new feature that allows to embed Amazon book preview for your book right into your website. And all you need to do is copy and paste the code that Amazon generates for you. Here is what I’m talking about (this […]

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WordPress 4.4. Plugin Compatibility Info

WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility

WordPress 4.4 plugin compatibility issues? On December 8th, WordPress released its latest update, WordPress 4.4 (“Clifford”) and usually the bigger updates to WordPress, like Clifford, bring an increase  in the risk of plugin compatibility issues with your website. And sure enough, I updated and encountered an issue. The WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility Problem Third-party […]

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WordPress Embed Sites

Embed content into WordPress Easily

There is nothing more important than adding great content to your website/blog. Adding content from sites like YouTube or Twitter is a great way to add something extra to your own content. Although WordPress has always made it pretty easy to add content from YouTube to your site, they’ve now made it ridiculously […]

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How to use Google Forms for Writers

In this video, I’ll show writers how they can use free Google Forms to create beautiful online Review Copy and ARC (Advance Review Copy) Request Forms in order to find potential readers to review your books. The entire process is done online. The potential reader fills out the web-based Review Copy/ARC request form […]

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WIP Progress Bar

Author Work in Progress Bar

You’ve probably seen them on author’s websites, progress bars (or progress meters) that track that writer’s current writing project. It’s a fun way to keep your readers/fans engaged even when you’re busy writing. The progress bar tracks the word or page count of that writer’s “Work in Progress (WIP)”. When I wanted to […]

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