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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 (Third Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393935844
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2014
    A primer on persuasive writing for business, political, and educational writers, originally published as a best-selling college textbook, counsels practitioners on key principles without using cluttered language, in a straightforward guide that is complemented by user-friendly templates.
  • '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
  • 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 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
  • 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas

    By Ron Shaw

    Our Price: $38.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415447096
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: January 2008
  • 101 Creative Writing Exercises

    By Melissa Donovan

    Our Price: $8.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780615547855
    • Publisher: Swan Hatch Press
    • Published: February 2012
  • 101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel

    By Prudy Taylor Board

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595293131
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: September 2003
  • 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: $18.95
    • 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.
  • 179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers

    By Peter Selgin

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582976075
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: April 2010
    Selgin, an author and novelist, gathers together advice gleaned from about a thousand writing critiques that he has given as an editor and teacher to help novelists troubleshoot their work. He outlines 179 ways to improve a novel in terms of substance, structure, style, soul, symbol, myth, metaphor, and other areas. He offers the tips as meditations meant to challenge, inspire, provoke, and awaken awareness in writers, rather than a how-to manual (although there are some how-to questions and answers at the end of sections), reflecting on such issues as character, plot, titles, tone, and setting. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 180 Days of Writing for First Grade (Grade 1): Practice, Assess, Diagnose

    By Jodene Smith

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781425815240
    • Publisher: Shell Education Pub
    • Published: October 2015
  • 180 Days of Writing for Sixth Grade (Level 6): Practice, Assess, Diagnose

    By Wendy Conklin

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781425815295
    • Publisher: Shell Education Pub