Book cover designers

Book Cover Designers

I’m getting to the stage of my WIP where I’m starting to think about the cover which then leads me to start thinking about book cover designers. This blog post isn’t going to be about the importance of the book cover. You know, how a book cover can have an impact on how […]

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List of Surnames for Writers

List of Surnames for Writers

List of Surnames for Writers in one BIG Excel Spreadsheet If you’re looking for a list of surnames for writers, your search might be over! Like most writers, I struggle to find names for my characters — first and last names! Scrivener has a name-generating feature, but I don’t like it much, and […]

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ISBN Number Example

The End of the CreateSpace Custom ISBN

CreateSpace Custom ISBN CreateSpace Custom ISBN option is no longer available. In 2014, I posted a step-by-step video tutorial (in real time as I prepared to publish the paperback version of my novel, She’s Gone) on how to publish a paperback using CreateSpace. A quick background: if you want to publish a print/paper […]

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scrivener-ios-review

Scrivener iOS Review: A Great App for Writing on Your iPhone

Scrivener iOS Review Scrivener iOS review… it’s been a long time coming! But it’s finally here and the Scrivener iOS App is fantastic and well worth the wait! There are a lot of writing software programs and apps out there. The choices will leave you feeling like you’re riding in a jam-packed subway […]

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youtube copyright claim released

YouTube Copyright Claim Released

YouTube Copyright Claim Released! Follow-up on YouTube Copyright Claim Yesterday I posted about a YouTube copyright claim that was filed on the book trailer video for my book, The Asset by AdRev (on behalf of their client). In that post and video, I showed you how to dispute YouTube copyright claims and I’m happy […]

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Email from YouTube about copyright claim

Disputing YouTube Copyright Claim

Disputing YouTube Copyright Claim. UPDATE: YouTube quickly dismissed the bogus copyright claim filed by ADRev and removed their ads from my book trailer video on YouTube. Full update in the follow-up post: AdRev YouTube Copyright Claim Update Post. I received a copyright claim email from YouTube for the book trailer video for my book, […]

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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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