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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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Women's Magazine Writing

Women's Magazine WritingPitch and publish in women's magazines with the health director of Family Circle! Starting September 30, Lynya Floyd will teach you how to wow editors with stories they want and need for their publications. You'll learn how to workshop pitch letters to endure editors will read them, master the voice and tone of women's magazines, find sources, and connect with other writers in the industry. Register now!