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Wednesday Wanderment

Every week needs a good link-love post! I thought I’d showcase some of the places I’ve wandered in the interwebs lately. Enjoy! There are some jewels in here!

Favorite Blog of the Week

>>Yawatta Hosby— This girl is a very dedicated writer and editor! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her posts about writing, life, and her own personal journey! Check it out!

Favorite Posts and Articles of the Week

>>Swap your iPad for a Notepad

>>Two Writing Desks are Better than One

>>Diagnosis: Storyteller

>>Five Winning Habits of Successful Writers

>>Re-versioning, Not Retelling

>>No, Just No

Currently Reading

>>Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

>>Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters

Currently Writing

>>The sequel to the novel I’m prepping for publishing!

Random Non-Writing-Related Link of the Week

>>When Will the PDA End?

I hope you enjoyed my Wednesday Wanderment! I thoroughly enjoy reading articles and blogs. I hope you’ll enjoy the links and that they will be of value to you in your quest to become a better writer or reader!

Thanks for stopping by,

L.M. ❤

Editing · Indie · Publishing · Writing

Got the Formatting Blues?

Fear not! I have some really great site suggestions for you! I found myself researching around the web this morning for great walk-through tutorials and tips for prepping a manuscript for ebook publishing!

This post will mainly concern folks who are trying to take a manuscript from MSWord to Kindle format, but I’m sure it will be helpful to others as well.

*Ahem* Without further ado, I highly recommend at least poking around in the following places for information on formatting:

>>How to make your own Amazon Kindle ebook in just hours

>>Smashwords Style Guide

>>Kindle First Line Indents

>>Creating a Table of Contents

>>Steps to Clean Up MSWord and Publish to Kindle

>>Building Your Book for Kindle (linking page on Amazon)

>>Kindle Direct Publishing Simplified Formatting Guide

>>Kindle Formatting Guide with Pictures!

>>How to Format Ebooks for the Techno-Challenged

>>Kindle Boards Thread on Easy Formatting Tips

 

*Whew!* I have saved all of these links to my own bookmarks bar and I suggest that you find the ones that work for you and do the same. We indie self-publishers gotta stick together! I hope these were helpful. If not, I’m sure you can Google around and find the links that you need. Also, the Kindle Boards are full of great pieces of advice and people who can point you in the right direction!

 

Have a great Tuesday!

 

~L.M.