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Monday, May 27, 2013

True Stories Blog Party Week May 27, 2013

Welcome back to our True Story Blog Party !!

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Tips for your E-Book

For the life of me, I could not figure out what the publisher wanted.  Another thing was the cover, and I had no idea how to do that. 
I needed help.

My husband Robert has been writing continued Fiction stories for the past several months. One of his first stories was “Darrel’s Woes” a short story of a shy young teen who just didn’t seem to fit in with his peers. 

In my research for “How to publish an E-book,” I downloaded a free “Secrets to Publish your E-Book” by Mark Coker.  CLICK HERE to visit Mark’s blog and down load his free book. 
He offered another free book “How to format your book.”  Still I was at a loss!

Mark and his wife began Smashwords a free e-book publishing company. They also give you a free ISBN number.  They request your manuscript to be set in Microsoft WORD, using their special format. 
I must admit I couldn’t make heads or tails about the instructions. 

Here is what I finally resorted to.

I discovered a wonderful site  FIVERR  - - five dollars for each request.

I contacted a nice lady  on FIVERR who created a cover for me with two formats.

Then I contacted a gentleman  also on FIVERR who formatted Robert’s book.  At first it was not accepted, so he redid it and it worked.   It was excellent service from both.  Total cost $15 for the help.

If you are curious and would like to view Robert’s book.
Darrel’s Woe’s,” CLICK HERE  It is free if you use the code PM64R

If you're redeeming a free coupon for a book, you'll enter the coupon code on the very first page you see after you click the shopping cart. 
For free books, there's no need to enter your credit card information!

Happy E-book publishing!! 

Welcome back to our True Story Blog Party.  

Please read and comment on as many stories as you like.  We all love comments. 

A few suggestions for your entry to our blog party:

 1.  Visit a story near your post, and please leave a comment.
2.   Please be kind to those who leave you a comment; and be courteous to visit them likewise with a comment.
Return later and read new entries and of course leave a comment.

3.       Please link back to this community, either by using the button you will find on my side bar or simply a text link. 


  1. Thanks for the great tips, Hazel, & for hosting! God bless,

  2. Hello Hazel, its nice to be back. Thank you for the many, much needed ebook information.. Publishing is so expensive and gets beyond you when you are only on a pension I am linking to my author page to same an amazing book by a man in the 1920's who had visions of what happens when we die. Its very informative and helpful.


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