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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Self-Publishing Resources: LiveHacked.com

LiveHacked is a blog for writers run by Nick Thacker. Nick writes "on living and writing well." He is a great resources for ideas and information on writing and marketing your self published book.

Here are the top 10 posts from LiveHacked over the past year:

Using Scrivener and Evernote to Write Your Book - Scrivener and Evernote are great tools for a writer, and here Nick lays out how they make the writing processes smoother.

In Search of the Perfect Steak Recipe - This was Nick's experiment in perfecting SEO techniques. Check it out for a look at how good SEO is done - and for the awesome recipe.

Scrivener: The Ultimate Guide to Exporting Ebooks (Kindle, ePub, etc) - Formatting for conversion to an ebook is a real pain. This blog post describes how you can use Scrivener to convert your manuscript directly to an ebook.

Scrivener: An Introduction to Novel Writing - A quick and easy intro to using Scrivener that focuses on the basic process without worrying about the distraction of advanced features.

How to Make Reading a Habit - One of the most common pieces of advice for an author is: READ. This post lays out a great way to make reading a habit - and looks as ways to make reading enjoyable, if you are usually a reading hater.

How to Read Faster and Understand More - Tips and tricks for upping your reading speed and comprehension.

Great Thrillers: Books Like James Rollins - A look at some of the great thrillers published over the past year, and what makes a great thriller.

Selling Books: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need - Nick intended the title of this post to be snarky, but amazingly, it's true. This is a great, all-inclusive guide to selling books.

How to Find the Perfect Audience for Your Book, And Then Sell It to Them - A guide to building a mailing list to create an audience and fan base for your writing.

How to Learn ANYTHING Faster than You Ever Thought Possible - This "brainstorming session on steroids" is a great way to boost your learning.

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