Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ASIAN FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN'S CONTENT 2015 / If you're eager to see your own stories published, this can get you started




Next week, I'll be speaking at the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2015. The title of my talk: “Using Digital Content to Improve Your Fiction and Engage More Readers”. It's part of a session called SWIPE RIGHT FOR DIGITAL. Full details on my earlier blog post here.

KEEP CALM AND UPLOAD E-BOOKS is a PDF booklet that I've created as the official digital handout for my session. And I'm making this available on our blog too. You'll see the links below, and also an embedded preview. It's free for you to download, use, and pass around.

It explains the whole DIY e-book publishing process in a way that's really easy to follow, and there are links to some resources that you can use to get started right away. Especially if you're writing stories for children and young adults.

It's still a work in progress, and I'm looking forward to developing this further, so please do send me any comments, ideas or corrections that you might like to share.

I hope this makes a difference in inspiring you to invest in your own talent by publishing your own stories. We Need Diverse Books!

Can't wait to meet everyone at AFCC 2015. Do send an email if you have any specific questions for me.

— D


LINKS:

View PDF + download from Google Drive
View PDF + download from Scribd

Get your AFCC tickets here: http://afcc.com.sg/2015/programme/swipe-right-for-digital


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KEEP CALM AND UPLOAD E-BOOKS
A First-Timer’s Guide to DIY E-book Publishing 
by Don Bosco

You write stories. You want to publish your own e-books. 

Well, okay, let’s do it.

Here’s a fun and easy guide to get you started. We’ll break down the whole e-book publishing process into manageable steps; introduce some of the more popular tools for writing, publishing, designing, and promoting your e-book; explain the challenges that may pop up; teach you when to hire freelancers to help with some of the trickier tasks; and share tips on receiving payments from your e-book sales.

There are other books out there that might as well be called The Complicated Rocket Science Guide to Publishing E- books Like a Clever Technology Guru While Taking Selfies and Balancing Twenty Cats On Your Elbow. What you have here is quite the opposite.

If you already have a story to share, and you’re just eager to get people reading it, this should be enough to get you going.

About the author: Don Bosco is a writer and the founder of Super Cool Books, a small publishing studio producing story entertainment for teens and children. His latest title for children is Lion City Adventures (Marshall Cavendish Editions). He’s also a member of the StoryCode Singapore transmedia community.






View PDF + download from Google Drive
View PDF + download from Scribd






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