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Aug
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comment Is it legal to self-publish books independently (in any form) with no LTD, L.L.C., D.B.A., etc.?
I think it's a 1099-MISC (but I'm away from my office right now and can't check mine).
Aug
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answered My cool character is doing nothing for the plot. How do I deal with him?
Aug
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answered How can I find and research places to publish fiction?
Aug
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awarded  Quorum
Aug
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answered Is it possible to tweak a book title after it's got an ISBN?
Aug
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comment How to make distinguishing characters who have almost the exact same traits?
Watch the movie Sliding Doors for many examples of how to distinguish characters physically. In that movie, the filmmakers had distinguish characters in one timeline from the same characters in an alternate timeline.
Aug
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answered How to write an instructor instructing others about complicated tasks?
Aug
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answered Paraphrasing this part
Aug
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revised Could children get tattoos?
added 323 characters in body
Aug
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answered Could children get tattoos?
Aug
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comment How to Choose What is Included in Table of Contents for ePub Book
For a while I used Jutoh. I found its usability awkward, but it gives lots of control. Now I use a homegrown thing, built on Pandoc (to convert Scrivener's RTF files to markdown), Jekyll (to convert markdown to HTML), and Ruby (to compile epubs from HTML files). If you're interested it's on GitHub ( github.com/dhemery/jpub ), but be aware that the git repo is a little out of date, and I offer ABSOLUTELY ZERO support. Lots of folks use Calibre or Sigil. I avoided Sigil because it looked as if its developers were abandoning it. But now I think new developers have taken up the reins.
Aug
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answered How to Choose What is Included in Table of Contents for ePub Book
Aug
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answered Use of old ads in a book
Aug
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answered How to share research and character notes between multiple works in Scrivener?
Aug
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answered Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
Aug
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answered How far into a story can I go until not physically describing main characters becomes really weird?
Aug
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comment I am looking to self publish a book but I don't need everything the sites offer
The puzzle, I think, i hows to get the book into the distribution channels. In the US, I think buying an ISBN from Bowker gets you into the important listings. Retailers can order the book from the publisher, but is that what they normally do? Or do they prefer to order through distributors?
Aug
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answered How to format common words that are made “special”?
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answered How much effort should I spend explaining plot device?
Aug
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answered How To Write Concisely