Book Formats

"Which file formats do I need to load my book to vendors and distributors?" In the beginning, you needed a MOBI for Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and an EPUB for all the other vendors and distributors.  Very few sites accepted Word documents. Formats have evolved since the early days of self-publishing. Let's look at what … Continue reading Book Formats

One More DIY Editing Tool: Hard Copy

Nothing beats the benefit of a good editor to point out plot holes, sagging middles and blurry character development. I wouldn't publish without one. I rely on three electronic tools to help me polish my manuscript, Word proofing options and fabulous websites and the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Read Out Loud function. Another favourite tool isn't electronic. It's a print copy of … Continue reading One More DIY Editing Tool: Hard Copy

My #3 Favourite DIY Editing Tool: Acrobat Read Out Loud

Nothing beats the benefit of a good editor to point out plot holes, sagging middles and blurry character development. I wouldn't publish without one. But for spell checking, grammar checking and copy editing, I rely on three electronic tools to help me polish my manuscript. I've already talking about Word proofing options and fabulous websites. My third favourite … Continue reading My #3 Favourite DIY Editing Tool: Acrobat Read Out Loud