The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/25/16

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on Kindle publishing and formatting a manuscript.

From John Doppler: KDP Rules Roundup

“That’s why it’s important for authors to understand the rules Amazon has established. Unfortunately, while publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon is simple, the rules can be obscure. Worse, they’re strewn over a dozen separate documents. In this article, I’ve gathered those guidelines and prohibitions for your convenience, minus the details of coding and formatting”

From Holly Lorincz: Quick and Dirty Tips: Formatting Your Manuscript

“There are a ton of websites and books devoted to formatting advice, including how to make those changes, so I’m just going to give you a quick and dirty list of things I know, from experience, will be helpful. Please note, these are not the same settings you use when formatting an ebook—just one more example of the war between publishing houses and Amazon.”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writing Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

jeffbullas.com

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus

Problogger

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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