#AUTHORS beware of inconsistency when publishing your books.

A very helpful article to self-publishing authors. Keep consistency in your name!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

In my travels through various online ebook outlets and Goodreads, I have noticed more and more instances of somepotential sales losing tendencies.

Author name inconsistency when publishing or listing books.

When uploading your books and details, please ensure that your authors name is always EXACTLYthe same across ALL your books, unless you intended to reinvent yourself.

If you don’t, not all your books will show up under your name!

In the case of Goodreads, you may find some of  your books listed on another author(s) page(s).

In the case of Amazon, they will appear under a general list, with a seemingly different author’s name, and will not be included with your authors page(s) – unless you have claimed them as yours – especially if you have these on Amazon UK & USA (recommended minimum author pages properly completed)

Let me give you some examples using my own…

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EDITING 101: 08 – Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript…

Careful, Money-Trap!
I didn’t know using song lyrics in a manuscript would cost this much! Please read carefully if you have planned to mention lyrics of a song in your story!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

Courtesy of Adirondack Editing

Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript

You’ve just written the most perfect restaurant love scene imaginable. As your two main characters unite on the dance floor, the haunting strains of “Unchained Melody” play in the background. The lovers gaze deeply into each other’s eyes as the song’s lyrics pass through their ears, melding their souls together in acoustical rapture:

Oh, my…”

Wait! Stop! Halt!! Turn off the radio, unplug the phonograph, and disconnect your online radio station! Are you crazy? Are you looking for a lawsuit?

<Author looks around incredulously>

Who, me? Now what does this woman want me to do? Eliminate the perfect words from this scene?”

Yep, that’s exactly what I want you to do. You’re not…

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Glamour Magazine’s $5,000 Essay Contest

Colleen Chesbro provides us with the information about “Glamour Magazine’s $5,000 Essay Contest. Thank you very much Colleen!

Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

freedom-with-writing-logoThis is from an email I subscribe to called Freedom With Writing. Click the highlighted link below to read about the essay contest. ❤

Glamour Magazine is currently hosting an essay contest. The theme: “Every woman has a moment in life that changes everything. What’s that moment for you?”

The prize? $5,000 and publication in Glamour.

The deadline is approaching very soon, so be sure to get started right away if you’re interested in joining in. November 1st is the last day to submit.

Essays should be no more than 3,500 words.

There is no submission fee.

Learn more here.

Source: Glamour Magazine’s $5,000 Essay Contest

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Quick Tips for Paperback Page Numbering

Jo Robinson from LitWorldInterview once more provides us with excellent and helpful tips for self publishing. This time it’s the page numbering! Thank you Jo!! We are grateful for all your informative work!

Lit World Interviews

When numbering the pages of your paperback manuscript, the thing quite a lot of Indies have trouble with is that they use Page Breaks rather than Section Breaks. A Page Break is just that—starting a new page within the same section of a book. With a Section Break you can have totally different numbers and Headers and Footers for each section. The way to ensure that your numbering doesn’t bounce back from the first chapter of your book to the front matter is to get rid of all the Page Breaks in first pages and replace them with Section Breaks.

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Section Break after title page, and again after the table of contents, and every other page you have in your front matter.

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Then double click into your Headers and Footers up to and including the first page of your first chapter, and unlick Link to Previous. This will ensure that…

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The Tree (A ghost story Part 4)

Part 4 of the “interactive” ghost story. Use the link to connect to F. E. Feeley’s blog and tell him how you like the story to continue!

F.E.Feeley Jr

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Okay, so this is it. Part 4 of The Tree. This is the point where you THE READER start to tell me what you think of the story and where you think it should go.  Remember, if your suggestion is chosen, I will send you a free copy of the book in whatever format it comes out in.  Without further ado….

The Tree

Chapter 4

“Who’s all going to be there?” Erik asked as he turned down his sister’s radio. Currently, Adele was lamenting about when she had been young. His sister was pointing at cars they drove passed and singing at them off-key to make Erik laugh.  And he chuckled a couple of times, but his sister’s usually pristine singing voice was cracking and pitching like an old rusty door and it was making Erik nervous.

“Just him and his brothers, I think. I didn’t ask. Why?” She looked…

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The Tree – (A ghost story Part 3)

The Tree – A ghost Story, written by F. E. Feeley jr. – What a story! Help him write it – suggest how it ends! Just follow the link!

F.E.Feeley Jr

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Welcome back to part 3 of The Tree. I  hope you are liking the story so far. You may have noticed that there are some errors and misspellings around but that’s only because this is as raw a manuscript as it gets. All the editing, formatting etc. will all come later on. But I do hope you are enjoying the story thus far. So, without further ado – The Tree – Part 3 .

Chapter 3

The house was relatively quiet at two fifty-two in the morning. The large hallways of the colonial house sat dark, save for the green light from the microwave and the tick tock of an old clock above the entry way to the kitchen. Moon glow filtered in through the windows. The only noise that could be heard was Mr. Rhodes deep snoring that echoed through the entire first floor. Upstairs, one bare leg out…

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Discount Pre-Orders Being Accepted Now!

Allan and Helen Krummenacker’s book is ready for pre-order! Have fun! 🙂

Musings Of Two Creative Minds

Only 6 more days until Nathan and company arrive, just in time for Halloween!

It’s been a long time in the making, but “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” is arriving in just 7 more days.  But you don’t have to wait to order your copy now.  In fact you can pre-order the book and get 25% off the regular asking price.  That’s right, you can order an e-copy for just $2.99 (after  October 28th, the price will be $3.99).

Furthermore, the book will be available in all e-reader formats such as Kindle, Nook, Sony, Apple, PDF, Kobo and others.

Signed trade paperback copies will also be available for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling anywhere in the United States.  Overseas mailing will cost slightly more.  For anyone interested in getting a signed copy, please e-mail us at: http://allankrummenacker.wixsite.com/allan-krummenacker/contact

Here’s a sneak peak inside the novel:

I skipped my last class…

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