eBook, e-book, or ebook – Which Is the Correct Spelling?

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I’ve seen the word spelled eBook, e-book, and ebook, but which spelling is correct? Well, The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press Handbook both say e-book is. And if capitalized, it’s E-book. Could it evolve like “email” has and eventually just be “ebook”? I hope so. But for now, we’ll follow the guides and include the dash!

Interested in more writing tips, like how to format em dashes and whether or not seasons should be capitalized? Check out my e-book, Beyond the Basics: 30 Tips for Better Writing.

E-Book Bundle: Blogging

If you are a blogger who continually wants to get better (write better content, be more efficient, make money from your blog), you’ll want to check out this e-book bundle. My e-book, Beyond the Basics, is included along with four others for just $7.40. It’s available this week only, so click over to check it out!

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40!
The Blog Planning Kit from HowTheyBlog.com
The Blog Planning Kit walks you through establishing where you want to go, how you want to get there, and what activities can help you get on the right track right away. The kit includes useful forms to keep track of post ideas, finances, and stats, but it’s not just a way to get your blog organized; it’s an entire system that will connect your blog dreams with your blog activities today!

Beyond the Basics: 30 Tips for Better Writing by Sandra Peoples
As a writer, you probably know the basics of good grammar. You are good with words and have solid writing skills. But learning more about the technical side of writing can help you be an even better writer! In this short ebook, Sandra addresses thirty of the most common mistakes writers are making, including which rules you should always follow and which ones allow for style exceptions, to help you improve your craft.

A Work at Home Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Building a Business, Blog & Brand by Lisa Marcia
A Work at Home Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Building a Business, Blog & Brand is packed full of resources mom entrepreneurs use daily, including tricks of the trade, questions to ask your designer, money-saving tips, and lots of DIY resources to get your started! Written by fellow work-at-home mom Lisa Marcia, this ebook will help you start your business, build a blog, and create a kick-butt brand with blog tips, design tools, branding principles, tips for outsourcing, and other income opportunities to consider.

Hire Blog Help by Jeannett Gibson
In Hire Blog Help, Jeannett answers anything and everything you ever wanted to know about hiring help. You’ll find words of wisdom from some of the most successful women in the blogosphere, advice for what to look for in the perfect candidate and why those traits are important, and honest and practical information. Discover why you should consider hiring help for your blog, what you should outsource, and how to go about finding the right person.

Make Money From Your Blogging in New Ways by Angela England
Learn the tried-and-true ways that Angela has increased her income without duplicating the work she’s already doing. She shows you how to use things you’ve already written or researched to create ebooks, sell to print magazines and write for various websites so that you can maximize your time and income potential and earn more without starting from scratch!

From Idea to E-Book – Register Today!

From Idea to eBook Online Course Mandi Ehman, from the very popular Bundle of the Week e-book deals and author of her own e-books, is launching an online course on the e-book publishing process! Sign up for “From Idea to E-Book” by tomorrow, July 29th, and use the discount code LAUNCH to bring your price down to just $10. That’s $1 a lesson! You will get life-time access to the course, so you don’t even have to tune in at a certain time.

I signed up and I hope you do too! Writing an e-book was a dream come true for me and I still receive emails about how it is impacting readers. Whether you have a book idea ready to go or just want to learn more about the process, this course is for you.

{If you sign-up using the links in this post, I will receive affiliate compensation.}

Links on Reading, Writing, and Marketing

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My newest self-published book is due to the editor Monday, so I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on it. Since all my creative energy is focused on that project, I thought I’d share my favorites from what other people have written recently about reading, writing, and marketing.

  • Chad R. Allen released a book entitled Do Your Art. You can get the Kindle or print version, or head to his site to find out how to get it for free.

Three Steps to Take to Launch Your Self-Published Book

I’m excited to have Teri Lynne guest posting today, to teach us more about marketing for the self-publishing author:

Over the past year or so I’ve helped about twenty writers develop the marketing plans for their books. In addition, I’ve released three self-published books of my own—Prayers from the Pews, Parenting from the Overflow, and Self-Publish (co-authored with Erin Ulrich). There is only one thing that is absolutely true about a book launch: Every launch is different!

The specific strategies for launching a book will vary but there are three key factors to consider when you are preparing your launch.

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Identifying Your Audience and Influencers

Hopefully, you know who your primary, secondary, and maybe even tertiary audiences are long before your book launch begins. Before you can develop a successful marketing plan, you need to know the issues, concerns, and questions your audience will have AND be prepared to explain clearly and concisely how your book can help them. Questions you can consider include:

  • Who could benefit from this information?
  • Where does my audience spend time? Are they on Facebook, Twitter, at specific websites?
  • What questions do they have which are addressed in my book?

You will also need to know who the influencers for this audience are. For example, Sandra’s book, Speechless, is targeted toward families dealing with an autism diagnosis as well as friends, family, and church staff who want to know better how to come alongside special needs families. As we talked strategy for her book, we realized some key influencers who were not in her “blogging circle” and developed ideas for connecting with them.

Determining the Intensity of Your Launch

A book launch can happen many ways. Some authors have huge launches with big giveaways and incentives for purchasing the book on a specific date. But for most of us self-publishing authors, we’re doing it on our own or with a very small launch team. You have decide what the intensity of your launch will be. Some questions you can ask yourself about the intensity of your launch include:

  • How long will the launch last?
  • How many people do I want to be involved?
  • Which avenues of social media marketing will I use?
  • What are my goals for the launch?

The last question is key!! It doesn’t matter what the answer is to that question but you have to know what you’re shooting for! {Yes, I know, I just ended a sentence with a preposition on an editing site. Sorry, Sandra!}

Incorporating Your Team

A successful launch will involve more than just you. You need a team. It doesn’t have to be a big team but you will need help! Your team can do small things like retweet or big things like host book club sessions or anything in between. But you need a team. In order to determine who your team should include ask yourself these questions:

  • Who is already supportive of the message of my book?
  • Who is consistently an encourager or prayer warrior in my life?
  • Who is connected with the audience I am trying to reach?

I have a passion for helping authors launch their books. It has been fun for me to see many incredible writers build a plan and share their messages with others. If you are interested in working with me to develop a marketing strategy for your book, please look over the information on my website and send me an email. I’d love to be a part of your team!

What questions do you have about developing a launch strategy?

Teri Lynne is a word lover, idea slinger, and encourager of rest, focus, and embracing life’s seasons.  Priorities include good coffee, excellent books, and lingering conversations. Connect with her on her site