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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 (Third Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $10.00
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 4 A.M. Breakthrough: Unconventional Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction

    By Brian Kiteley

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582975634
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: 2008
    In the sequel to The 3 A.M. Epiphany,the director of the creative writing program at the University of Denver presents a series of innovative writing essays to help writers escape limitations and anxiety to practice their craft in creative new ways. 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.
  • 501 Grammar and Writing Questions

    By Learningexpress

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781576857489
    • Publisher: Natl Book Network
    • Published: October 2010
    This fully updated and revised 4th edition offers plenty of practice with issues of capitalization, punctuation, basic grammar, sentence structure, organization, paragraph development, and essay writing.
  • The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir

    By Jeffrey Skinner

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936747276
    • Publisher: Sarabande Books
    • Published: March 2012
  • 642 Things to Write Journal

    By San Francisco Writers' Grotto

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781452105444
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: April 2012
    This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe.
  • 90 Days to Your Novel: A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book

    By Sarah Domet

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582979977
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: December 2010
    This inspiring guide will be your push, your deadline, and your spark to finally, without excuses, and in three short months, nail that first draft of your novel.
  • 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Excercises in Style

    By Matt Madden

    Our Price: $10.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596090781
    • Publisher: CHAMBERLAIN BROS.
    • Published: November 2005
    Presents a series of one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways.