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Learn about eBook publishing with Lynda.com

So you’ve finished your novel…what next?

Learn more about creating and publishing your work of (writing) art with Lynda.com!  From editing to eBook basics, Lynda.com can help you learn how to take the next steps with your novel.  And better yet – you can access it free with your PPLD library card.  Check out one of these courses today!

Learning Ebook Publishing – Learn how to self-publish your ebook successfully and give it the best chance of being read. Taught by Jason Matthews, an ebook publishing consultant who has self-published 10 books, the course first explores the major outlets, including Amazon, and discusses how to best format Microsoft Word files or EPUB files to retailer requirements.

Learning Metadata for Book Publishing – Metadata is the backbone of the book publishing industry. Without it, publishers can’t sell books to retailers, and book sales suffer tremendously. And with the rise of ebooks, it’s even more important for publishers and self-published authors to understand how to create quality metadata to help make their books more discoverable online

Editing and Proofreading Made Simple – Most professionals can’t afford full-time proofreaders. With some simple tips and extra attention to detail, you can edit your own writing and make sure it’s as polished as possible before you hit send.

Ebook Foundations – Want to make your own ebooks? Get a basic introduction to the exciting and evolving world of digital books. In this beginner-level course, Anne-Marie Concepción explains how to use, create, and sell ebooks, including reflowable, fixed-layout, Kindle, PDF, and multitouch ebooks.

 

 

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