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E book publishing first novel

  • 16-09-2012 5:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 23 tripper1963


    Hi there
    just wondered has anyone had recent experiences or advice in regard to self publishing an e book for kindle. I have finished my first novel after experience in writing for television and stage and radio. I've written a comedy about men in Dublin who become pregnant by accident and i would appreciate any advice you may have.


Comments

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Get someone else to read it over for typos etc - it's a small thing but it's amazing how many can sneak in and how hard it is to spot them yourself!

    And good luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 tripper1963


    Thanks for that i already did amazing what turns up with a fresh set of eyes thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭✭ Gryphonboy


    I recently self-published a short story through fastpencil.com. It's available now on the fastpencil marketplace with wider distribution on amazon and Barnes&Noble coming in the next week or so.
    I really like the service they offer. They have a great webtool for formatting and editing the novel. Handily for me they have a clever system that lets you import a blog (I wrote my story in blog format) which you can then edit into a finished manuscript.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 tripper1963


    Thank you Gryphonboy I will check that out and have a look was it very difficult setting about starting your blog?


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭✭ Gryphonboy


    You're welcome :)

    Starting a blog is the easiest thing in the world. Actually following through and creating something that people will follow is another story. I use wordpress because I like the templates they offer.

    If you are interested you can check it out @ Psyche!


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,972 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Gryphonboy wrote: »
    You're welcome :)

    Starting a blog is the easiest thing in the world. Actually following through and creating something that people will follow is another story. I use wordpress because I like the templates they offer.

    If you are interested you can check it out @ http://gryphonboy.wordpress.com

    I know you know you're not supposed to be posting blog links. Please don't do it again outside the relevant thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭✭ Gryphonboy


    Apologies. I have edited out the offending article.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭ pavb2


    Hope it's OK to post this link, I found all the info I needed here on Kindle D.P. read through a lot of the older stuff as lately things have been a bit acrimonious.

    Not moderated as well as boards if at all

    http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/forumindex.jspa


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 tripper1963


    thanks pavb2 that looks interesting and very helpful


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭ pavb2


    You're welcome 'Voice of the Author' section is useful as is the search option if you put in 'newbie'

    I think an e publishing forum would be good on here, maybe there's enough info out there but it's nice to have a community of like minded people


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