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Publisher: Diamond Press (February 9, 2012)
Publication Date: February 9, 2012
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Best Sellers Rank: #599,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #162 in Books > Computers & Technology > Graphics & Design > Electronic Documents #215 in Books > Computers & Technology > Software > Microsoft > Microsoft Word #439 in Books > Computers & Technology > Graphics & Design > Desktop Publishing
What a difference this book made in our publishing! We used this book to create our last four publications and the changes are drastically different with amazing results. We even went back and re-did original works to have the professional results we received following the step by step instructions in this book.The topics are organized, detailed, clear and simply put; easy to follow. The screen shots are very helpful. The author starts with information on Lightning Source and CreateSpace, takes reader through process of creating a pdf and finishes with turning your work into an ebook. We were able to turn a basic word document into a professional publication. The author pays great attention to detail, not assuming the reader knows, which was extremely helpful.I appreciate this resource and pull this book out with each new publication.
As a long-time freelance writer, but a startup publisher, I had just begun to investigate formatting books for Lightening Source and was, so far, uneasy with the technical requirements and the seeming absence of exacting information on how to approach it. For me, Jennette Green's book was a lifesaver. And even though I have Word for Mac, which wasn't entirely covered in the book, I was able to grasp the essential requirements, which I can also use for Kindle projects and possibly other types of formatting. In addition to the formatting components, there are also valuable comparisons between different publishing options and also some pricing and profit-taking guidance anc comparisons. To me, it is a foundation for advancement in a new, but challenging upgrade to my services.
I've written eight self-published novels but the hard part isn't the writing - it's getting the darned books ready for publication (through CreateSpace). My greatest concern before buying this book was its 2012 publication date - was I going to get the current stuff I needed? I'm pleased to say this book was PERFECT. It covers all the difficult parts of Word for publishing - headers and footers, the quirks of sections, how Smashwords requires so much different stuff than the others - in short, this book was the best help I've found and half the pages are now tabbed and marked so I won't have the same difficulties this summer when book number nine comes out. Thanks to Jennette Green for a valuable publication.
"Efficient, to the point, and easy to follow. It's a concise step-by-step guide that will help you format a book and have it out on the market in a heartbeat. Book Formatting for Self Publishers is perfect for busy people -- from first time authors to small publishing houses -- who don't want to spend a lot of time figuring out an instruction manual first. The section on Book Cover preparation was especially helpful, since trying to format that perfect cover can cause many a migraine. Best of all, with Jennette Green's book, you're not only purchasing a very complete instruction book, but you're also receiving the benefit of her years of experience . . . and years of trouble-shooting. This reference book will have a permanent place on my company's bookshelf." The Case of the Cat Show Princess (A Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper)The Case of the Rising Star RubyThe Mystery of the Missing Ming
This book starts at the beginning of formatting and is easy to read and follow. The author has given great step-by-step description of the process and follows with diagrams. She covers e-Books with Microsoft word, e-Books for Kindle, Nook, Smashwords,and book covers for Lightning Source and CreateSpace. The big PLUS is the Appendix A, B, C, D, E, and many helpful sites to visit. If, you are thinking about learning and owning your own going this route, you need this book.
I purchased this book because I am interested in publishing with Lightning Source. It appears to be very user-friendly and filled with detailed instructions--if you are using Microsoft Word. However, I am trying to learn InDesign. Unfortunately, this book did not cover this software, so I'm off to seek help elsewhere.
Though the book that Jennette Green wrote has proved very helpful and her steps methodically walk you through the process, I'm afraid nothing can improve Word 2010 (my version). I've still run into glitches that Ms. Green did not cover because I don't believe she could have anticipated them.Her book is very informative and easy to follow. Unfortunately, she is dealing with a flawed system that perhaps only Word 2013 can resolve and right now, I can't afford that.Thank you Jennette for helping so much, though.
I have been looking for formatting information on the web. Here it is in a concise and easy to understand format. The days of the big publishing house and the rejection letters are over. Get this book.
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