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Do You Need an ISBN?

Do You Need an ISBN?

You did the hard part. You wrote your book. Now it's time to publish it. What's this? Vendors want an ISBN from you. What even is that? Do you need it? Where do you get it? ISBNs look kind of scary because they're so legal-ish and computer-y. And that barcode? Wasn't...

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What size should an eBook cover be?

What size should an eBook cover be?

You're converting your book into an eBook. It needs a cover installed. What dimensions should that eBook cover be? Here's a short answer: it should be 1400 pixels wide, and 2100 pixels tall. There you go. If you're happy with that, go get another cup of coffee and...

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Kindles now accept ePubs directly

Kindles now accept ePubs directly

Amazon-KDP now only accepts the ePub format News flash: you can now view an ePub directly on your Kindle. No more side-loading. No more tears. Not a flash, really. Amazon was actually very quiet about this big announcement. How big is it? Big. Big like solving global...

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Base hits

Base hits

Dusty Hill played base? Who knew? Which base? First base? Third base? If you're not sure, don't risk it. We offer professional proofreading at just 1.5 cents per word. Our editing is guaranteed too: if we miss anything, we'll remake your print book PDF or eBook fast...

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It’s Emma period.

It’s Emma period.

See that? I haven't written a thing besides the title, and already it looks like I goofed. The marketing geniuses for the new movie Emma. decided to put a period in the title. So it's Emma., not Emma. Emma.. See that? It's nearly impossible even to write about. Still...

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It’s just a hyphen. Right?

It’s just a hyphen. Right?

Adjectives describe something in more detail. A green car. A first job. A compound adjective isn't any fancier, it just takes two words to do one job. A blue-green car. Some first-hand experience. Really, we intend it to be a single descriptor—one word, really—so we...

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Who's this guy?

"Mick" is Michael Campbell, a book designer, graphic artist and writer. His humor column, The Dumpster, closes every issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. Author of Are You Going To Eat That?, and the new 2017 book of seventy hilarious all new essays, Of Mice and Me.
A singer songwriter too. New CD My Turn Now is available now!