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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!
  • #htsp - How to Self-Publish

    By Eric Otis Simmons

    Our Price: $11.98
    • ISBN-13: 9780578409467
    • Publisher: Eric Simmons Enterprises, Inc.
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Second Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393933611
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2010
    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: 2017
  • The 'other's' Gaze

    By Davide Mazzi

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781612336008
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2012
  • 03/26 Event: Writing from Personal Experience

    By Nancy Davidoff Kelton

    Our Price: $15.00 - $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2020
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • The 1-Minute Writer: 396 Microprompts to Spark Creativity and Recharge Your Writing

    By Leigh Medeiros

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781507209288
    • Publisher: Adams Media
    • Published: January 2019
  • 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.
  • The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

    By Robert Beard

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984172306
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: October 2009
    This book explores what is beautiful in English words by looking closely at the 100 loveliest of them selected by Dr. Robert Beard, formerly Dr. Language at yourDictionary.com and currently Dr. Goodword at alphaDictionary.com. The book begins with an essay on what makes words beautiful and a background essay on the relationships between European and Indian languages. This is followed by essays that examine the pronunciation, meaning, usage, and history of words like cynosure, desultory, ephemeral, gambol, petrichor, serendipity, and Susquehanna. Each word is accompanied by creative examples featuring Beard's regular cast of characters, including Natalie Cladd, Maude Lynn Dresser, Gilda Lilly and the twins, Rita and Rhoda Book.
  • 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 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.
  • 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less: The Ultimate Freelancer's Guide

    By I.J. Schecter

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582977959
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: January 2010
    An award-winning writer unlocks the secrets to securing writing assignments from newspapers, magazines, literary outlines, corporations and other sources of freelance writing jobs. Original.