Author Archives: Kat

5 Ways To Write Every Day…Even When You REALLY Don’t Want To

By | August 2, 2011

If you’re a writer who never has trouble getting the daily word count on paper, who writes easily and fluidly without ever getting stuck, look away now. This post is not for you. …To the 99% who didn’t look away, hi there! You’re in good company. What inspired me to do this post, in fact, […]

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How Long Should Your Ebook Be?

By | July 19, 2011

When you’re publishing an ebook, you’re not bound by the traditional publishing rules. There’s nobody to say to you: “Oh, we can’t publish a novel that long, paper costs will kill our profit” or “Oh, we can’t publish a novel that short, it will look weird on the shelves”. You don’t need to keep track […]

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Why You Should Track Your Word Count Every Day

By | July 18, 2011

Do you know how many words you write in an hour? How many words you can write on your best days? Or your worst? Or what your average word count is over an entire year? Here’s 4 reasons why it makes sense to track your word count: 1. You can improve your daily amount of […]

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5 Tips for Taking a Good Author Photo

By | July 7, 2011

As soon as you start publishing your first ebook, you’re going to need a good author photo. Not just a small, pixelated picture of yourself at a party somewhere, but something you can use in forum profiles, Amazon author pages, Goodreads, Facebook fan pages, Google+ and everywhere else. You don’t absolutely need an author photo. […]

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10 Publishing Blogs That Are Worth Reading for Ebook Authors

By | July 4, 2011

There’s a ton of publishing blogs out there. Blogs by authors, editors, agents, interns, and most of all, writers. I have read a lot of them, and certainly didn’t find all of them useful, entertaining or interesting. Also, there’s a lot of endless repetition of traditional publishing information: how to write a query letter, how […]

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How JK Rowling and Pottermore Can Help You Sell Ebooks

By | July 1, 2011

It’s been all over the web: JK Rowling will release ebooks of all the Harry Potter books exclusively through her new website Pottermore. It’s a very smart and bold move on her part, and I think there’s a lot of good ideas here that can work for other authors. Yes, even authors who aren’t multimillionaires […]

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How to Transfer Books to iBooks Without Connecting to iTunes

By | June 27, 2011

I wrote earlier about how to transfer books to your iPhone without using iTunes or iBooks. That method uses two free programs, Stanza and Calibre. This is a followup to that post, to answer the question: what if you DO want to use iBooks on your phone, without connecting to iTunes every time? It’s a […]

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5 Tips and Tricks for Reading Ebooks with Stanza

By | June 22, 2011

Stanza is a free ebook reading app for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. I’m an enthusiastic user of this app — hardly a day goes by that I’m not reading books, magazines and articles on Stanza. These are my 5 favorite tips & tricks for reading ebooks with Stanza: switch to white letters on […]

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How to Put Ebooks on Your iPhone Without Using iTunes or iBooks

By | June 21, 2011

Reading books on my iPhone is a wonderful thing. I can carry a library around in my pocket, and add new books to read everywhere I want. Even on a train or in a waiting room. But what if you have a whole collection of ebooks in different formats on your laptop or desktop computer, […]

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