Tag: ebooks

  • Embracing Beauty Backstory, Part Second

    It’s still a surprise to me that I wrote a book on fashion. It was totally not my idea. (Here’s the first part of this little behind-the-scenes tale of self publishing my 3rd book) Last fall, after hanging out at my favorite blogging conference, I was very much in the mood to write another book.…

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  • Christmas in the Bus {+Trina’s Top 4 Tips for Online Shopping}

    Ha. I got you with that title, didn’t I? Ya’ll are thinkin’ “Aww, poor Trina! She has to spend Christmas in the Bus?!” Christmas music is playing and we’re trying to make room for a tree… I’m kidding. We are headed North by the end of November. But Christmas season will be in full swing…

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  • In keeping with my passion to encourage other ebook authors and continuing my ebook how-to series, today I’m featuring my friend Natasha’s new book, I hope her book and a little bit of her publishing story that she shared with me will encourage you in your own dreams and the effort to ePublish. Description from…

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  • EBook Success {Redefined}

    FYI: This post was written 2 months ago, and scheduled last week–all before my book suddenly got a lot of attention from the real food community this week! Even as the Lord is suddenly blessing sales of my book, I still believe that His definition of success has nothing to do with numbers, so this…

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  • Marketing, Part 2 {Pratical tips for smaller platforms}

    I’m no expert on marketing and I didn’t have a big enough platform for my book to go viral. But my book has enjoyed a measure of success and continues to sell 1 1/2 years after its first release. Here are my 3 best marketing strategies… Friends As I said in my post on timing…

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  • Marketing Theories {And what’s worked for me} Part One

    The upside to self publishing is that you retain all rights to your book and the majority of the profits. You have the final word in every decision and maintain complete control of your content at every stage. You may ask, is there even a downside? Well, once you publish, the work’s not done. Now…

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  • A Time to Launch {Is My Platform Too Small?}

    Timing is a very important factor to consider when self-publishing and marketing a book. All the experts say that you should wait to launch a book until you have a well-established platform. If you don’t have a large and loyal readership who will be excited to spread the word about your book, then you should…

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  • 7 Steps to DIY eBook Cover Design {The Art of First Impressions}

    (My apologies if you’re getting a little tired of me posting nothing but ebook advice–I haven’t had a lot of time to blog much else this month! For those of you missing my traditional content, don’t miss my newsletter this month! I’m just wrapping it up and it’s gonna be delish. Sign up for the…

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  • Don’t DIY by Yourself {It takes a community to publish an eBook}

    My whole goal in writing this series is to encourage you that even if you have a {smaller} platform or are a novice marketer, you CAN make your self-publishing dreams a reality. But doing it yourself does not mean you should do it alone. I could never have written much less published my eBook with…

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  • Editing and Formatting an Ebook {What NOT to Do}

    Once you’ve written your book, you need to edit and format it. This was where I think we made the most mistakes with my book. We fixed the mistakes so you don’t see them, but doing it right the first time would have saved us a lot of headaches. Here’s 4 things I’d suggest to…

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  • Do You Have an eBook in You? {Psst! I think so!}

    The whole reason I’m writing this series is because I’m certain there are a lot of books not being written or stories not being told because their authors: are intimidated by the publishing process feel like their story doesn’t matter ‘enough’, or, they don’t think they have the time I was a poster child for…

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  • Cover Story {The God Factor in Self Publishing}

    I ‘m starting my series on the process of publishing and marketing my first ebook with a story that, at first glance, has nothing to do with ebooks. But that’s just to show you how intertwined the process was with every day life, and—with God. He was a part of the entire process, to the…

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  • Real {Fast} Food: In The Press!

    Two posts in one day. I know. What’s the world coming to? But I just have to share these links with you – Last week our local Christian Radio Station, Family Life, interviewed me about the ePublishing Revolution and my eBook, Real {Fast} Food. It will air in two parts on the Noon Report today…

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  • Resources for Aspiring Authors

    Some would say that I’ve ‘arrived’. I’ve actually published a book. I can officially claim the title of ‘author’. But most days I feel like the journey has just begun. I have many more books and blog posts I want to write, and dozens of ways I want to improve as a writer. The great…

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  • Look who got a new look for spring! I am so excited that with the advice of this amazing lady, as well as the support and encouragement of a great group of online friends, Jeremy and I finally gave my book the cover it deserved. This project was a lot of work–and a really cool,…

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