Manuscript (pre)formatting in MS Word

My first time making an ebook was a painful experience (legit traumatic haha!) and resulted in a whackload of weird spacing issues, which looked like complete poo-poo on Kindle. Going back to fix these issues was an even more painful experience.

Anyhoo, I wish I’d read this article before tossing stuff into MS word at random…

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How to optimize Amazon Author Central

Okay, y’all. I have a confession to make. I’ve been meaning to claim my international Author Central pages since, uhhh, the beginning of (published) time and have just been a lazy bum. Which is kinda bad cuz it legit took me 5 minutes to do all of them. Maybe less. Anyhoo, I found this article on Miss Friedman’s website by guest poster, Penny Sansevieri…

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How Nielsen BookScan affects your chances of a traditional publishing deal

Personally, I’m a fanatical “all-indie-all-day-long” type (or I’m too lazy to try and get trad published 😂). That said, I always prefer keeping my options open, so when I went to make a paperback version of my books last week, I did a wee bit of research and found this article:

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How to give away ARCs

Okay, so confession: I’ve actually never given away a legit ARC. Not a single one. Cuz I’m typically still writing last-minute before release days. But hey, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get my butt in gear and prepare review copies, eh? And it definitely doesn’t mean I don’t wanna share this awesome video with y’all…

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