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Digital Book Formatting for Dummies

It’s a brave new digital world, but most writers don’t have the technical know-how to format their books for all the new e-readign devices.

In this video interview from the eBook Summit, we caught up with consultant Joshua Tallent from eBook Architects–decoding the eBook translation process. He gave a short survey of the different eBook formats, mapping out the formatting challenges presented by everything from the Nook to iPhone e-readers.

For more detailed instructions, the digital self-publishing company Smashwords released a free style guide that helps self-publishers format for a variety of e-book readers, including Kindle, Epub, and PDF.

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!