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If you really think someone is going to use your book as a how-to, then write a preface which is a single large, comprehensive disclaimer. Put all the "don't do this at home" copy there, and if it's an e-book, throw in the occasional link back to it. (Also, don't publish genuine secrets, and you may want to have the number of a good lawyer on hand as a ...


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This is my opinion and not based on research. What you made is a mistake. We all make mistakes and I can forgive them, especially if I did not lose any money over it. (If the book had not been free and you had refunded your customers it would not have been a big deal either.) I don't see any reason why I should not give your next book a chance to entertain ...


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Optimizing an ebook for screen is the more difficult course because you have multiple page sizes. If it works well at any size it will work fine for printing. The reverse is not true.


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Almost never. Royalties apply to copyright, and copyright only applies to the literal text of the material. Anything you learn, you can use, so long as you don't use word-for-word quotations without attribution. Let's say you are writing a book about Lincoln and you read Team Of Rivals (the source material for the recent Daniel Day Lewis movie Lincoln). ...


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They are different file types, but they are file types understood by ebook readers. Specifically the three most popular are epub, mobi, and pdf; although there are others. By the way Calibre is capable of converting between them.


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A disclaimer will do nothing to legally protect you. To be indicted as an accessory to a crime as a writer, the prosecution has to prove the following: (1) You either knew of the planned crime, or had a reasonable expectation that a particular crime would be committed (2) Your assistance was critical to the commission of the crime In general, you will ...


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The question is if you are going to write a book (intended to be read as a book on some book-style device, eg. e-book reader or tablet), or a transmedia story for the internet. In first case it would be better to limit multimedia to minimum (make them rather illustrations than content itself). On the other hand if you are writing for readers who are in a ...


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There exist multiple file formats. More or less usual for e-Books are epub, mobi/azw (Kindle), pdf, txt, html and djvu. You can add DRM to pdf, epub and azw, but you can also create files of these formats without DRM.


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Good luck with your writing career. I wouldn't worry about the blunder. Often, that sort of thing can make you sound more human and you can even use it as a marketing trick later in your career. Everyone loves a back story and to learn how authors "made it". It's something you could use on an author's website when the time is right. Secondly, most people ...


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My guess is that the average reader does not know Lulu and CreateSpace from any other online store. But some people would recognize those as POD companies. And some of those would guess that you are a small publisher. And some of those would assume that your book is less professional than a traditional publisher's book. Here's the reason I don't link to my ...


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Here's the deal with Kindle images. The bigger, the better -- up to the max size (in bytes 5Mb) The largest Height x Width possible so users can zoom in. Why do I say this? Because the Kindle Reader now allows the reader to click the image and then zoom in on it. That means you want the image to have a high resolution so the user can click on the image ...


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If you sell through CreateSpace, you can link to the work on Amazon. Since like every book known to man is on Amazon, you should be fine. What I have done is made the eBook separately and put on Amazon and then published the print version and then through the Amazon Author program I linked the two together. As long as you aren't using KDP Select ...


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In the U.S. the real name is available from either the copyright office or Amazon in a legal dispute. Using a publishing name doesn't change that. Also, here only the account number is used for direct deposit.


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Medium is a professional writing platform that allows readers to comment and offer feedback on individual paragraphs without disrupting reading order, before or after the work is published. It sounds like exactly what you're looking for.



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