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    No problem, Christy! I made note of your name and...

    No problem, Christy! I made note of your name and email address, so I'll email you the next time I offer a class (probably in the Spring).
    Thanks for joining in here!
    Merry
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    Sorry about that, Julie. If you're interested the...

    Sorry about that, Julie. If you're interested the expanded version of this class is going to be taught starting August 17th. It's a two week course in self-publishing with all the same formatting...
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    Congratulations, Patrizia!! That's great. I'm...

    Congratulations, Patrizia!! That's great. I'm surprised that things are in different places depending on the language the program is in. How funny... and difficult!
    In the dropbox folder are two...
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    Formatting for CreateSpace

    CreateSpace
    Day Five

    This is it, folks! You’ve nearly made it! Only one more format to go through, and this is the easiest! No fooling around with Word (well, only a little), no dealing with...
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    No problem, Patrizia! Actually, in the Dropbox ...

    No problem, Patrizia! Actually, in the Dropbox is a sample story for you to practice on so that you don't mess up any of your documents. :)
    Merry
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    Sorry... forgot to add that this is up in the...

    Sorry... forgot to add that this is up in the DropBox along with all the other lectures. Oh, and the pictures you'll need.
    Thanks!
    Merry
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    Formatting with Jutoh

    Jutoh
    Day Four
    We’re nearly there, people! One more tricky-ish day and you’re home free. Today we’re going to convert the Word document we prepared for Smashwords yesterday into an epub and mobi...
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    Thanks, Janice. Yes, Mark Coker's book on how to...

    Thanks, Janice. Yes, Mark Coker's book on how to format for Smashwords is indispensable. The meat grinder is so particular you need to follow those instructions to the letter. But if you do... it's...
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    Oh, and once again, this can be found in the...

    Oh, and once again, this can be found in the Dropbox folder.
    Enjoy!
    Merry
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    Formatting for Smashwords

    Day Three



    Formatting for Smashwords
    Day Three
    Good news! If you made it through yesterday’s post, you’ve made it through the hardest part of formatting. Honestly! It’s all down hill from...
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    You're not doing anything wrong. I think I even...

    You're not doing anything wrong. I think I even mention in my post that that happens. Microsoft Word can put those codes in at all sorts of odd places and ways. I've gotten:
    < i > This should be...
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    Patrizia wrote: Thank you for all this work!...

    Patrizia wrote:
    Thank you for all this work! It is extremely helpful. I appreciate how you have laid everything out in your documents with visuals and comments. Oooh, I'm really glad that works...
  13. Thread: Introduction

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    Thanks, Jami! Wow, 20 books is really impressive!...

    Thanks, Jami! Wow, 20 books is really impressive! I'm sure that I'll be able to help you out!
    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
    Merry<object type="cosymantecnisbfw"...
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    Hi Lorean! Welcome! I hope that Open Office...

    Hi Lorean!
    Welcome! I hope that Open Office works for some of the things in today's lesson. I'm definitely going to have to test it out!
    Don't worry about CreateSpace, it's really easy to...
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    Carole said: People in my RWA chapter have...

    Carole said:

    People in my RWA chapter have pointed out that because of the "read inside" feature on Amazon, you don't want to have anything in front of the beginning of your book besides the ToC....
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    Hi Christy! Yes, I absolutely agree that all...

    Hi Christy!
    Yes, I absolutely agree that all authors should be able to update their own books.
    I format for other authors professionally (through Anessa Books) and encourage my clients to take...
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    Formatting in HTML

    Formatting in HTML
    Day Three
    Before I get this started, I just want to warn you, this is a monstrously long post. DON'T BE SCARED. bhowdysmilie.gif However, you might want to download the PDF of...
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    Hi Kate! You said: I have MSWord on my laptop...

    Hi Kate!
    You said:
    I have MSWord on my laptop and Open Office on desktop - will the programs work with Open Office or shall I use MSWord?
    As you'll see in today's lesson, I use some codes to...
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    Hi Patrizia! Welcome. How exciting to live in...

    Hi Patrizia!
    Welcome. How exciting to live in Tokyo! I had to pleasure to visit there once and would love to go back. It must be reassuring to have your son in IT. My children laugh at me when I...
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    Great, Lisa! Hopefully I'll be able to make...

    Great, Lisa! Hopefully I'll be able to make things even easier for you or teach you some new tricks. :-)
    Merry
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    All the Pretty Pieces

    Before I get into today's lecture, I understand that there have been some technical difficulties (I've been having them too!), if you'd like to respond to my posting, but haven't been able to...
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    Sorry, I don't seem to be able to attach my...

    Sorry, I don't seem to be able to attach my attachments. I've created a Dropbox folder for you where I'll be placing them.
    If you have any problems or questions, don't hesitate to ask!
    ...
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    Introduction

    Self-Publishing
    Day One

    Day One: Introductions.
    Day Two: All the pretty pieces: front matter and back matter; how do you want your book to look? ISBNs, copyright, etc.
    Day Three: Building...
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    I love coffee... and tea!

    Hi all,
    Great to join this wonderful community! I'm a writer of Regency and Regency-set paranormal romance. I've been writing for much longer than I will admit. I was first published by Kensington...
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