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HOW TO CREATE AN AUDIOBOOK

JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to authors who never have enough time and are crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

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HOW TO SWITCH FROM CREATESPACE TO KDP PRINT BY DAVID GAUGHRAN

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EDITOR’ S COMMENT: This issue of  Createspace closing caught me by surprise. Excellent information on how to make the switch. The author noted the switch is painless and Amazon customer service remains terrible.

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FEATURED ARTICLE

2019 Release

THE DIY GUIDE TO TURN YOUR BOOK INTO AN AUDIOBOOK by Derek Doepker from Kindlepreneur

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post is a continuation of the discussion on audiobooks and offers additional information. Included is the equipment required to record an audiobook and how to distribute the finished product.

 

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

2019 Release

ADDING DIMENSION TO CHARACTERS: TEN SLY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES by Deb Norton from Writer’s Digest

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Interesting approach to getting inside the mind and habits of characters. How does the character act when no one is watching? What are the habits and what do others think of him or her?

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OPTIMIZING YOUR BOOK REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE BEST REVIEWS AND MOST VALUE by Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  A helpful post with information on getting readers interested in the book and  are they the right readers? Also discussed is the question of sacrificing too many sales for too few reviews.. The post also includes a review of retaining a professional service to solicit reviews.

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2019 Release

THE INS AND OUTS OF INTERNAL DIALOGUE by Lori Freeland from Writers in the Storm

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  An excellent post on the nuances of internal dialogue, POV, and mixing tenses. The author provides a host of examples and what to watch for in internal thought.

 BONUS

FIVE THINGS TO AVOID WHEN WRITING ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS from Writer’s Edit

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  The five mistakes to avoid include forgetting about conflict and tension. romanticising harmful relationship elements,  and love at first sight. I violated the last element. We’ll see if the readers agree with me.

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TITLE YOUR NOVEL FOR MAXIMUM VISIBILITY by Zara Altair from ProWritingAid

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The heart of the post is four points to create a successful title for a book.

GRABS ATTENTION —EASY TO REMEMBER–INDICATES GENRE OR THEME–EASY TO SAY

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WHERE TO GO FOR AUTHOR SERVICES WITHOUT CREATESPACE by Esther Park from The Digital Reader

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  The post includes discussion for independent authors seeking editorial services and manuscripts ready for publication or distribution. The post offers specific names of contractors to assist the author. Helpful post for review or new authors.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE AN EDITOR? THREE PROFESSIONAL EDITORS WEIGH IN by P.S. Hoffman from Writer’s Digest

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Two separate points highlight the search for an editor. Be careful of an editor who is immediately available or one who offers a price too good to be true. Second, once the selection is made, give the editor several months before the edit is needed.

QUESTIONS ABOUT AUTHOR PLATFORM by Rachelle Gardner

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: A basic discussion on author platforms including the difference between fiction and non-fiction platforms. A discussion on blogs and where to start is also included.

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SECOND PAGE

WALMART AND KOBO ARE LAUNCHING THEIR JOINT eBOOKSTORE ON TWENTY-ONE AUGUST by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

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INDIE AUTHORS’ AUDIOBOOKS ARE/WERE GETTING DRAGOONED INTO KINDLE UNLIMITED WITHOUT PERMISSION OR PAYMENT by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

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THE COST OF SELF-PUBLISHING…REVEALED from reedsy

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PUNCTUATION WITHOUT TEARS: FOUR TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL PUNCTUATION by Joanna Penn from the Creative Penn

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TWENTY-TWO COMMON NOUNS & WHAT YOU CAN USE INSTEAD by Jennifer Frost from Writers Write

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 CRAFTING A “BODY LANGUAGE VOICE” by Writing Coach from Writers Helping Writers

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