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    Ebook Awards

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    Do you know awards for self-publishers? We listed 6 awards for self-published ebooks in our blog.

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    #XinXiiChat on Book Covers

    Patricia - - Events

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    We invite you to the #XinXiiChat, the international Twitter chat for self-publishers and indie authors. Our first session is dedicated to book covers and held on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 10am EST (16:00 Berlin time). We are hosting two special guests who will answer your questions and share precious knowledge with you: Derek Murphy and Charles Sheehan-Miles. Visit our event page on Facebook, join in and share your favorite book covers, ask questions and learn insider tips, how to design a comp…

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    Pen Names

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    Do you use several pen names or do you prefer to stay with one identity? Why do you use a pen name? And how have you found that name? You can find several tipps on how to use pen names successfully in this article.

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    How many time for conversing

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    To speed up the conversion process we recommend you to upload a doc file too.

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    Formatting rules

    Patricia - - Formatting, Layout

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    Quote from ravensview: “Are there any guidelines as to what formatting is preferred for the best conversion result? I've uploaded to Smashwords, after basically simplifying the font selections and adding a TOC manually.” I totally agree with PaulKater, that a clean layout avoiding text boxes, fancy fonts or columns is the easiest way to get a valid ebook. The linked TOC will be created by us according to the headings or your TOC. Quote from ravensview: “In addition, I could review the finished c…

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    It’s easy with the following guidelines: Keep it simple! Columns, text boxes, background colors and tables are a familiar design medium for magazines, newspapers and books. Yet they are not recommendable for eBook formatting since they lead to errors in many reading programs – they make the text almost illegible. For example, the text disappears on colorful background/pictures in the case of black and white displays or it becomes grey for color blind people. Tables can be misleading too: it make…