My HOW TO 101: Has been Updated and Upgraded for easier referencing…

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Copyright & Infringement

Editors and Editing

Facebook

Marketing & Publicity

Miscellanea

MS Word

Publishing / Formatting Ebooks & KDP

Social Media

WordPress & Blogging

Writing Tips

Copyright Infringement

Copyright Your Book

Deal with Book Piracy

Establish a Copyright

Protect Yourself from Copyright Violation

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Editors & Editing

Become an Editor

Edit Your Editors Edit

Help Your Editor and Save Money

Contact an Editor

Find Your Best Editor

Prepare Your Manuscript for Editing

Request a Quote from an Editor or Proofreader

Self-edit Your Writing: 8 Tips – Infographic

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Facebook

Cancel a Facebook event

Change the time of your Facebook event

Communicate with people at a Facebook Event

Create a Facebook Event

Make Facebook Videos

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Marketing & Publicity

Bring an author to school without breaking the bank

Build a Book Audience – Infographic

Build a Book Trailer – 4 Part Series

Brand Yourself as a writer / author

Build Your Author Brand From Scratch (And Why You Need To)

Choose Your Pen Name – Building Your Author Platform

Choose and set up a Pen Name

Connect With Your Readers

Conquer the Book Marketing Monster

Create a Strong Author Platform that Works for You

Create a Universal Amazon Link to All Countries

Create an Amazon Affiliate link and make a ton of cents!

Create an Ebook Boxset Or Bundle And Why You Should

Create an E-Book Marketing Campaign

Create an Eye-Catching Promotional Graphic

Create Posts for Twitter That Sell Your Book

Design Infographics and Use Them to Increase Blog Traffic

Develop a strategy for ebook sale promotions

Diversify Your Book Retailers

Do a Goodreads Giveaway

Do Box Sets at Smashwords for Audience Building, Charity and Profit

Ensure a Book’s Success: Lessons from the Silver Screen

Find a title for your book

Get A Shiny Series Page On Amazon

Get and Do Radio Interviews

Get Difficult Books Into The Media

Get promotion for yourself and your book 

Get published – by the best in the business

Get Published by 19 Health and Fitness Magazines

Get Published: Jane Friedman Outlines The Options (INFOGRAPHIC)

Get Reviews Before Book Launch

Get Started Marketing Your Book

Get Support From Your Local Community

Get the word out on WordPress

Get Your Book Distributed: What Self-Published Authors Need to Know

Get Your Book Into A Library

Get Your Book into Libraries as an Independent Publisher

Get your Book Selected – Bookbub Insights

Market a Book with a Blog

Market that kick-ass book?

Market Your Books and Attract New Readers With a Blog

Master Kindle Key Words

NOT to hold an Author Event

Optimize Your Amazon Author Central Page

Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books

Overcome Your Biggest Book Marketing or Author Platform Building Roadblocks

Price your E-book to Both Get New Readers and Make a Profit

Price your Indie book

Promote a book without using social media

Promote Your Blog

Promote Your Books

Promote Your Book With One Easy Photoshop Technique

Use the Holidays to Sell More Books

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Miscellanea

Cancel iOS App Subscriptions from iPad and iPhone Devices

Close an unresponsive program or app using Task Manager on your PC

Contact Book Reviewers

Create a High-Performing Book Sales Page for Your Launch

Critique a scene without tears

Do a Screenshot

Evaluate a Publishing Contest

Find a Children’s Book Illustrator for your self-published book

Find Beta Readers & What they do

Find Kindle Books with the new Typesetting Enabled

Fix missing ebooks on your Kindle Fire 6

Get a word into the Dictionary

Get kids to read independently

Get Reviews Before Book Launch

Get Your Book Recorded (Audiobooks)

Get your Kids to Read

Get Your Novel Made Into A Film

Get Your Poetry Published

Get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles

Google like a Boss

Grab Readers!

Handle Stress

Hashtag Blog Tweets

Have Successful Run Book Giveaways – 17 Tips

Help a Suicidal Person Overcome the Urge

Hook the Reader

Host Book Giveaways

Increase Twitter Engagement and Followers

Irish Dance Part One – Some basic steps

Irish Dance Part Two – Putting your steps into a dance

Join in the holiday rush – book promotions

Keep People With Dementia Reading As Long As Possible

Keep Submitting when rejected

Kickstart Your Book Sales

Know if Your Book is the Right Length

Launch Your New Book

Look good on video

Create a NCX Table of Contents for Amazon Upload Using Calibre

Make a PDF Cover for Your CreateSpace Book

Make Audiobooks

Make Gradient Text – PhotoShop Tutorial

Make the Millennium Falcon in Origami Infographic

Make your Book Promo Posts More Effective

Make Your Pictures Clickable

Make your own video

People Buy Books

Post on PINTEREST – Infographic

Prepare for NaNoWriMo

Prepare your Manuscript for Paperback Publication through CreateSpace

Prevent the Two Big Things That Could Penalise Your Amazon Author Account

Reach Readers on Goodreads

Recognise a Thriller

Remove the Background from an Object (PhotoShop Tutorial)

Sell your Books – Conclusions from Smashword’s Survey

Set Your Book Free on Amazon

Spot Scams

Start a Vertical Garden

Start a Vlog and Start Vlogging on YouTube

Start an Online Writers Group

Start Your Own Bookstagram

Start your own Author Newsletter

Stay Positive When Writer Friends Quit Writing

Survive a Heart Attack when Alone

Take a Screenshot

Why, Where and Watermark Your Photos and Images

Wrap Text around Images with Adobe PhotoShop (Tutorial)

Write 52 short stories a year

Write Your Name In Elvish

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MS Word

Access the Customize Ribbon menu in Word 2010, 2013 and 2016

Assign a shortcut key in Word 2010, 2013 and 2016

Clean the formatting in your Word file

Count the number of times a word appears in a document (MS Word)

Display the horizontal scroll bar in MS Word

Format an eBook in Microsoft Word

Format Bullet Size

Tips for Word 2013 and Word 2016

Use Spellcheck in Word 2007 and Word 2010

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Publishing / Formatting eBooks & KDP

Add a Bullet List to Your Kindle Book

Add a Table Of Contents To An Ebook – Video Tutorial

Add sound to your book

Add URL Hyperlinks with Kindle Kids Book Creator (KKC)

Assess Your Ad Campaign at Kindle Direct Publishing

Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos

Avoid & Recoup the Damage of the Vanity Press Trap

Choose Your Pen Name – Building Your Author Platform

Claim a Pen Name at Author Central

Compile a mobi document without a TOC

Copyright Your Book

Create an Interactive eBook: A Step-by-step guide

Create Lines for Interactive Books

Format an eBook in Microsoft Word

Format Bullet Size

Format Ebooks – 10 Reasons Why You Should Know How To

Get A Shiny Series Page On Amazon

Get EFT Payments from Amazon for Non US Residents

Get Page Numbers to Start in Chapter One for CreateSpace

Get Your Book Published

Prepare your Manuscript for Paperback Publication through CreateSpace

Promote Your Video Trailers on Social Media – Infographic

Promote yourself the right way – 8 Tips

Publish a Book: Steps to Creating an eBook or Print Book

Publish Children’s Books, Using Kindle Kids Book Creator

Publish an Adult Coloring Book

How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors

Publish an eBook with pictures

Publish with Amazon KDP

Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle

Self Publish a Book

Self-Publish An Adult Coloring Book

Self-Publish In India

Self Publish on Kindle in Three Easy Steps

Self Publish Your Book on Amazon KDP – Step by Step Guidelines

Set Your Book Free on Amazon

Tame Amazon’s Algorithm to Increase your Sales Rank

Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is Right For You

Turn Your Novel into an Audiobook

Unpublish from Smashwords

Use 10 Social Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand – Infographic

Use a Book Map to Evaluate Your Plot

Use Amazon Categories to Increase your Rankings

Use Amazon’s New KINDLE TEXTBOOK CREATOR (Tutorial)

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Social Media

Approach Social Media? CARE about Your Readers

Ask for a YouTube Review

Choose the Best Social Media Platforms for Videos in 2017

Be Found on Google – 17 Powerful Tools

Check If Your Dropbox Account has been Compromised

Choose a Domain Name for Your Author Website

Create Posts for Twitter That Sell Your Book

Embed Tweets in your Blog

Get Difficult Books Into The Media

Promote Your Video Trailers on Social Media – Infographic

Save a Facebook post

Save Your Twitter Profile from the Algorithm

Set Up Twitter Ads For Your Books

Stop posts in a Facebook group or page appearing in your newsfeed

Stop seeing notifications for a Facebook post

Stop videos auto-playing in Facebook and Twitter

Stop your posts in a Facebook group from appearing on your friends’ newsfeeds

Tweet Your Way to Blog Traffic

Use Facebook – for Authors

Use Flipboard

Use Internet Radio

Use Pinterest and Still Have Time to Breathe

Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas and Inspiration

Use Pinterest Group Boards to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Use Pinterest to Get Massive Amounts of New Readers

Use StumbleUpon for Book Marketing

Use Twitter for Authors [Infographic]

Use Twitter – for the Complete Newbie

Use Twitter Hashtags to Gain Followers and Build Your Audience

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WordPress & Blogging

Add a Category to Your Menu on WordPress

Add A Flipboard Sharing Button To Your WordPress Blog

Add a link to a WordPress blog post

Add a Mailchimp Newsletter to WordPress.Com Blog – with Style!

Add an Instant Preview of your Book to your Blog

Add ‘Follow by Email’ & ‘Follow’ Widgets to WordPress Blogs

Add Goodreads book reviews to WordPress blog post

Add StumbleUpon (and others) to your Blog Share Buttons

Add the License Widget to your WordPress Blog Sidebar

Add Widgets to your WordPress blog

Add your Facebook Page to Your Blog with a Widget

Add Your Twitter Username to Your WordPress Blog

Add Your WordPress Blog To Your Gravatar

Become a Successful Blogger!

Become A Successful Blogger and Create A Pingback

Become A Successful Blogger and Ensure Readers Will Keep Coming Back

Blog About Your Book Without Giving Too Much Away

Blog Productively: 16 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Battle Bloggers Block in 4 steps and build a Readership for Authors

Choose a Domain Name for Your Author Website

Create Better Blog Content That Will Bring You an Enormous Audience

Design Infographics and Use Them to Increase Blog Traffic

Do a Ping Back on WordPress Blogs

Embed Tweets in your Blog

Get back to the old/full dashboard on WordPress

Get Hundreds of FREE Photos for your Blog

Get IDEAS – Infographic

Get more followers on your blog

Get Rid of WP Polldaddy Link

Get the word out on WordPress

Insert/Embed a Hyperlink into a Word/Phrase in a WordPress Post

Group Multiple Images on your WordPress Blog

Deal with spam comments on your blog

Link your Blog Posts to Goodreads & Amazon

Make a Goodreads giveaway widget work on WordPress.com

Make a WordPress Sticky Post

Make your WordPress blog Mobile-Friendly

Market a Book with a Blog

Prevent WordPress Hacking [7 Easy Tips]

Promote Your Blog

Protect Your Blog

Protect Yourself from Copyright Violation

Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle

Reblog a Blog Post

Reinstate Headers & Background Colours on WordPress Blogs

Save Time Blogging with Acronyms

Set up a mailing list on WordPress.com

Share a post

Share Your Way to More Exposure

Tag your Blog Right

Transfer WordPress blogposts to your Goodreads Author blog

Tweet Your Way to Blog Traffic

Use WordPress to Publicise Your Blog Posts

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Writing Tips

Ask the right questions, as a writer

Attract a Crowd and Sell More Books

Avoid Manuscript Mental Fatigue

Avoid Plagiarism, 5 Important Tips for A New Writer

Avoid Murdering Your Career

Back Up Your Book Manuscripts and Marketing Files

Be a Freelance Writer: Skip These 10 Embarrassing Mistakes

Be Taken Seriously as a Writer

Become a Goodreads Power User

Become a Professional Ghostwriter

Become an Author: Your Complete Guide

Brand Yourself as a writer / author

Build a fictional world – Kate Messner TED Talk Video

Build a Story in 20 Easy Steps

Build Your Author Brand From Scratch (And Why You Need To)

Choose Your Pen Name – Building Your Author Platform

Claim a Pen Name at Author Central

Conduct a Year-End Review for Your Writing

Copyright Your Book

Create a Haiku in English

Create an Epic Character – Infographic

Create an Interactive eBook: A Step-by-step guide

Create Lines for Interactive Books

Create Titles to Hook Your Readers

Deal with Book Piracy

Describe An Object And Why It Matters In Your Novel

Describe Eyes in a Story – 7 Tips

Discover your writing genre

Ensure a Book’s Success: Lessons from the Silver Screen

Evoke Fear in Your Writing

Feel Motivated and Write 1667 Words a Day During #NANOWRIMO

Find a title for your book

Find a Children’s Book Illustrator for your self-published book

Find Freelance Writing Jobs Infographic

Get EFT Payments from Amazon for Non US Residents

Get IDEAS – Infographic

Get Reviews Before Book Launch

Get the Story Out of Your Head and Onto the Page

Identify Your Target Audience – 5 tips for writers

Improve your Writing & Marketing

Incorporate Time In Your Novels

Keep Your Readers Guessing (Mystery Novels)

Make a living as a writer

Make Readers Fall In & Never Escape using Description

Make Your Amazon Book Description Stand Out – 1

Make Your Amazon Book Description Stand Out – 2

Protect Yourself from Copyright Violation

Really Get To Know Your Characters

Save Your Readers from Boredom, Frustration and Despair

Show Who You Are in a Bio

Slash Your Word Count by 20-40% and tighten your story without losing any of the good stuff

Snag a Publisher First Time With Your Synopsis

Start writing your book again after a long break

Subtly Boost Your Dialogue’s Power With Body Language

Support an author friend

Survive Deleting a Character From Your Story

Survive Hard Knocks University: A Writer’s Guide

Take your idea to story

Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is Right For You

Thrive as an Independent Author

Turn a Complex Story into a Simple Synopsis

Turn Your Novel into an Audiobook

Use a Figure of Speech in your writing

Use Canva in Your Writing

Use Google Forms in your writing

Use Scrivener to Edit Your Novels

Use the Apostrophe – Infographic

Use the ‘Outlining Your Workbook’ Software

Use the Passive Voice Correctly

Write 52 short stories a year

Write a Covering Letter to an Agent or Publisher

Write a Death Theme Without Being a Downer – Infographic

Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

Write a Book Review – 1

Write a Book Review – 2

Write a Book Review – 3

Write A Book Review That Matters

Write a Children’s Book – Infographic

Write a good foundation (World Building)

Write a great Author bio

Write a Great Book Review

Write a Kickass Amazon Bio to Sell More Books

Write a Press Release for a Book

Write a One-Page Synopsis & Write a Query Letter Infographics

Write a Scene in 11 Steps – Visual

Write a Sentence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Write Sound – putting an accent on the page

Write a Novel in One Year – Step by Step

Write a Synopsis

Write a Synopsis or Summary

Write Contemporary Fiction

Write Dates

Write Fight Scenes

Write Good Blurbs and Back Pages for Your Book

Write Historical Fiction That Will Not Disappoint

Write texting

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38 thoughts on “My HOW TO 101: Has been Updated and Upgraded for easier referencing…

  1. Chris, you are amazing! This is is mind boggling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful resource. I’m adding a link to Story Empire’s Friday Curated Content post. This is just…stupendous!

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