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Publishing E-Books For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-35202-1
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312 pages
August 2012
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Introduction  1

Part I: Getting to Know E-Books  7

Chapter 1: Introducing E-Book Basics 9

Chapter 2: Joining the E-Book Revolution 17

Chapter 3: The Minimum You Must Do to Write an E-Book 29

Part II: Creating Your E-Book  41

Chapter 4: Formatting Your E-Book Manuscript in Word 43

Chapter 5: Designing a Professional E-Book Cover (Without Spending a Fortune)  63

Chapter 6: Creating an Instant E-Book Using a PDF File 81

Chapter 7: Creating an Interactive E-Book with iBooks Author 89

Chapter 8: Creating MOBI or EPUB Files with Calibre 97

Part III: Creating Your Website  109

Chapter 9: Using WordPress to Set Up a Website or Blog 111

Chapter 10: Crafting an Effective Sales Page for Your E-Book 129

Part IV: Selling Your E-Book  145

Chapter 11: Pricing Your E-Book Effectively 147

Chapter 12: Using E-junkie to Sell and Deliver Your E-Book 161

Chapter 13: Listing Your E-Book on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing 173

Chapter 14: Using Smashwords to Distribute Your E-Book to Other Retailers 191

Part V: Marketing Your E-Book  205

Chapter 15: Marketing Your E-Book via Amazon and Other Online Stores 207

Chapter 16: Promoting Your E-Book on Facebook and Twitter 217

Chapter 17: Promoting Your E-Book on Goodreads 231

Chapter 18: Using Blogs and E-Mail Lists to Promote Your E-Book 241

Part VI: The Part of Tens  255

Chapter 19: Ten Common E-Book Problems — and How to Fix Them 257

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Editing and Proofreading Your E-Book 267

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Enhance Your E-Book Sales — or Your Career 275

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