Tag Archives: EBOOK

CinchCast: Details About the Write Your Book in 30 Days Challenge

Today on Cinch, I discuss how you can join the Write Your Book in 30 days challenge. I hope you take a few moments to listen to the recording, but I also included some guideline for the challenge below.

You can listen to the recording at http://cinch.fm/joyfarrington/301315.

Also, the Write Your Book in 30 Days Challenge begin Nov 1st, 2011.

Write Your Book in 30 Days Rules and Guidelines:

  • Commit at least 30 to 60 minutes a day to writing (preferably more if you can fit it into your schedule)
  • Gather your previous work (your intellectual property) to help you outline your book
  • Do not worry about grammar, sentence structure, spelling, or formatting. That comes later. For now all you need to do is write
  • Find a Success Partner / Writing Buddy to help keep you focused during the process. You can post a request for a Writing Buddy on our Facebook wall
  • Share your process by posting daily in our Facebook Group and joining the Twitter Conversation by using the #bookin30 hashtag
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Borders Joins the E-Pub Rat Race by Joy Farrington

On Thursday, November 4th, Borders officially threw their hat in the E-Book Publishing game.  Powered by BookBrewer, Borders Get Published ( http://borders.bookbrewer.com) is yet another example of online book retailers adapting to the times and expanding their services to help bring in more revenue. Most recently Barnes and Noble launched Pubit!  (http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com) and Amazon’s Create Space (http://createspace.com) has been around along enough to no longer be considered the newbie on the block.  

Each format is centered around an easy 1-2-3 step process and emphasizes how easy it is to turn any file into an e-book. Authors are first required to create an account and are then asked to download their file, attached a copy of their e-book cover, include a book description, and add an ISBN number (ISBNs are not a requirement) Authors can set their own price for their e-book and once the process is completed, the normal turnaround time for an e-book to become available online is between 24-48 hours.

Below is the notification sent by Borders Get Published. 

“We’re excited to tell you that Borders Get Published is now live! Click here to register for an account that lets you create a FREE sample eBook with your own content:

    http://borders.bookbrewer.com

As an early adopter, you can also look forward to exclusive discounts which we will send directly to members of this newsletter.

What is Borders Get Published?
Borders Get Published lets you quickly turn word documents, PDFs, or even content from your blog into an eBook. You don’t need to be tech-savvy with our easy drag and drop tools. Just write or copy and paste, click a button and congratulations — you’re published!

If you’re an aspiring author, you can get your eBook published on Borders.com and other major eBook retailers for as low as $89.99. Let us submit you book to retailers for you so you can spend more time on your content. Participating retailers include Borders.com, KoboBooks.com and Amazon.com, with more to come.

Don’t want to give up royalties? For a flat $199.99 fee, we’ll send you a full ePub file that you can submit to retailers yourself, sell from your own website or send directly to family and friends.”

About the Blogger:

Joy Farrington

Joy Farrington is CEO of Lit Diva, Inc. (http://litdiva.com) a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and empowers African-American book clubs and authors. In 2010, Joy Farrington published A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting which is being hailed as the blueprint for book clubs.  She is the host of Between the Sheets, a weekly teleconference which features top name African-American authors and give readers the opportunity to ask them a variety of questions.  Her most noted interview to date was with acclaimed author, poet and activist, Nikki Giovanni.

Currently, Joy Farrington is working on several local workshops and teleseminars to help guide book clubs in hosting meetings, literary events, inviting authors to their meeting and how to turn your book club into a business. She lives in Miami, Fl.