Saturday, April 5, 2014
A to Z Blogging Challenge (E)
This is part of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Look at the "A" post on April 2 for further explanation.
E is for E-book Formatting Faries
I am featuring this blog because the moderator is an accomplished writer of the romance genre, AND she publishes her own e-books! Marie Force says she is "the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of 30 contemporary romances". Anyone who has been turned down by traditional publishers has thought about going it on their own. One major problem is knowing how. That's where this blog is helpful.
With 173 followers to date and a sparse posting schedule, this blog is still a great place to gain wisdom. I was educated while reading the last two posts which were in December 2013 and November 2013. I learned some of the unforeseen problems that can face self-publishers of e-books when some authors slip unwanted content in on retailers. One retailer pulled all e-books as a result such an event. I won't tell you which one, because I don't spoil plots!
Along with free support for self-publishers, Marie offers e-book services. For a fee, she will turn your manuscript into an e-book ready for sale.