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  • A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers: How to Print-On-Demand with Createspace & Make eBooks for Kindle & Oth

    By Chris Mcmullen

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781480250208
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
    • Published: November 2012
    This is a highly detailed guide with several step-by-step instructions for how to format and publish your book both as a paperback book with Amazon (and other major online booksellers) and as an eBook with Kindle (and a variety of other eReaders). The author, Chris McMullen, has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. Find highly detailed try-it-yourself, walk-you-through it tutorials for how to use Microsoft Word 2010 (which is similar to Word 2007) specifically with Windows to publish your book both as a paperback book and as an eBook. This includes how to use numerous formatting features (like page borders and bookmark hyperlinks), how to draw your own pictures from scratch, how to insert and format equations, how to create your own cover, how to convert the content file for your paperback book into an eBook, how to format pictures and equations in an eBook with a variety of eReaders in mind, and how to minimize the eBook’s file size. Chris McMullen, who has drawn thousands of professional illustrations from scratch using Word’s drawing tools, shares several useful drawing and formatting tips. The book is both very informative (like listing the pixel sizes of different brands of eReaders and describing how to manually create precise colors), yet also focused on useful formatting and publishing skills. The paperback instructions are largely geared toward CreateSpace, while the eBook instructions accommodate Kindle and other eReaders. With this reference as a guide, you can self-publish a quality manuscript with ease!
  • "They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update and Readings

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $55.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393617443
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2016
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $30.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393617436
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2016
  • 10 Steps In Writing the Research Paper, Fifth Edition

    By Roberta Markman

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812018684
    • Published: September 1994
    Offers detailed information on all aspects of a research paper, from evaluating bibliographical sources and the use of on-line computer catalogs, to parenthetical referencing and plagiarism
  • 100 Ideas for Teaching Writing

    By Anthony Haynes

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826483096
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: May 2007
    Pupils across the age range and across the curriculum spend an extraordinary amount of time writing, yet teachers often do not receive much training on how to teach writing. Pupils do not always develop confidence or fulfil their potential. This book shows teachers how to approach the teaching of writing so that they: - Can teach writing as part of the whole curriculum and as a component of pupils' linguistic development- Can teach writing as a process rather than just a product - the process includes: finding ideas, designing briefs, drafting, revising, polishing and presenting- Use assessment as part of a cycle to improve pupils' learning and the teacher's planningThe book is full of practical tips including instant lessons, effective resources, and lists of dos and don'ts. Emphasis is put on providing pupils with a sense of purpose, opportunities to write for real and varied audiences, and experience of real life types of writing.
  • 100 Trait-Specific Comments: Middle School

    By Ruth Culham

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545138383
    • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
    • Published: August 2010
  • 100 Writing Lessons

    By Tara McCarthy

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545110020
    • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
    • Published: April 2009
    Dip into this vast collection of quick writing lessons and activities to find exactly what you need-whether it's a lesson on using exact words, writing an essay, developing a plot, or organizing a report. You'll find dozens of ideas for teaching students the persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and expository writing skills they need. This comprehensive resource gives you the tools you need to successfully-and joyfully-teach writing. For use with Grades 4Ð8.
  • 1000+ Still Useful Words: And How to Use Them in Your Writing

    By Laura Grebe

    Our Price: $12.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781945907081
    • Publisher: Reji Laberje Writing and Publishing
  • 101 Ways to Make Poems Sell

    By Chris Hamilton-Emery

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844711161
    • Publisher: SALT PUBLISHING
    • Published: March 2006
    An insider's guide to the poetry business, focusing on the issues that matter: building profile, finding readers and selling books. It offers practical advice about the ins and outs of marketing poetry and driving sales. It is suitable for both novice or established poets. It provides over a hundred tools and techniques to help sell your books.
  • 12 Short Stories And Their Making: An Anthology with Interviews

    By Paul Mandelbaum

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780892553129
    • Publisher: Persea
    • Published: July 2005
    Here is a fascinating and enlightening book for fiction readers and writers alike. Written by some of our most powerful contemporary authors, the twelve stories gathered here were selected as striking examples of one of the six elements of the craft: character, plot, theme, structure, voice, and setting. They draw the reader into worlds that seem miraculously whole. How was this accomplished? In interviews that center on the aspect of craft each story exemplifies, the authors describe the challenges they faced and reveal the often disorderly process behind the seamless finished work.The volume includes stories by and interviews with Sandra Cisneros, Kim Edwards, George Garrett, Ellen Gilchrist, Gail Godwin, Allan Gurganus, Charles Johnson, Walter Kirn, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ursula K. Le Guin, Elizabeth Tallent, and Tobias Wolff.
  • 1977

    By Brent Henze

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781602350403
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

    By Ronald B. Tobias

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599635378
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: January 2012
    Identifies and analyzes twenty common plots, including rivalry, quest, rescue, temptation, maturation, and discovery, and offers advice for developing a story.
  • The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction

    By Brian Kiteley

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582973517
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: August 2005
    The director of the creative writing program at the University of Denver offers his best advice for writers, revealing how to help writers overcome anxieties, break from from limiting processes, and identify mental processes at work. Original.
  • 45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

    By Victoria Lynn Schmidt

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599635347
    • Publisher: Writers Digest
    • Published: January 2012
    Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters. Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story. Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.
  • 50 Ways to Help You Write

    By Fran Shaw

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595144891
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: July 2001