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Kindle Publishing/Preparing for SAW – 4th December 2013

For anyone who has ever considered putting their work out there in e-book form, last Wednesday night was a must. In the first part of the evening Catherine Lang showed us, stage by stage, the process of putting a book onto Kindle. Although Catherine’s experience as an editor in mainstream publishing gives her something of an edge over us regular mortals when it comes to checking the text for...

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PUTTING A BOOK ON KINDLE

  GETTING STARTED – you will need   Body text, Chapter titles   Title page  text & Imprint information, e.g. copyright, All rights reserved, etc. Acknowledgements/Dedication Table of Contents Links, e.g. you can include links to your website Cover image/design – follow the Kindle instructions on size and quality WORKING THE BODY TEXT Create a house style, such as: single or double quotes for...

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Feedback – Fiction, 27th November 2013

Last Wednesday was our ‘Read Around’ night, when members have the opportunity to bring in a piece of work to be read and critiqued. The objective of the evening is to provide writers with comments and feedback on their work in an unprejudiced and supportive forum, to enable the writer to edit and polish each manuscript accordingly. In other words, honest feedback provided and nae grudges to be...

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Saraband Publishing – Sara Hunt, 20th November 2013

An excellent and fascinating evening listening to Sara Hunt of Saraband talk about publishing today. Sara Hunt’s clever, dry humour helped to deliver a difficult message, i.e. that getting published in this publishing “Worst of Times” seems to be an uphill struggle, often dependent on networking or luck.   The success story about Sara’s friend who was given a financially...

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