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How To Write Quality E-Books By Being Yourself - Extra Christmas Money, Extra Income All Year

Updated on December 1, 2015
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Clarity in Instructions for Creating High Quality E-Books

"U-PUB" for Wise Ones ~Just Be Yourself and Prosper

by Dr. CD Holmes-Miller

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This is another expert testimony in the case of "write what you know."

I knew a bit about e-books before I read U-Pub. but was confused and thought I did not want to pursue freelance writing in this medium. However, U-Pub is written in such as way that it simplifies processes and eliminates confusion. In addition, it reviewed information that I already knew in a fresh way and added more information in understandable language. After reading U-Pub, I am ready to try e-books as an option for freelance writing.

Instructions are included for exactly how to place a publication on Kindle, iPad, Nook, and Koba e-readers, so U-Pub is extremely useful to writers in distributing their work for sale. A great updated version of the e-book is avaiable in December 2010 with instructions for using the free Borders Books website e-book tool as well. The web is calling out for e-book writers, it seems. 

Bishop CD MIller

Dr. Cheryl D. Miller, MS, MDiv, PhD, ThD, DD, publication designer, and Hubber.
Dr. Cheryl D. Miller, MS, MDiv, PhD, ThD, DD, publication designer, and Hubber. | Source

Bishop Miller on HubPages

By serendipity, U-Pub is authored by our own Hubber, Bishop CD Holmes-Miller. She began selling her e-book works the first day she posted it on the Internet. She has written several fascinating Hubs about multiculturalism and her multicultural lineage that you might enjoy. It is all an eye-opening account of the impact differences and fresh knowledge has upon one's life.

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Publish for Kindle

Bishop DC Miller makes it easy to understand how to take a Word document and format it for Kindle and other e-books, then publish it online at Amazon.com.

This inexpensive resource is an explanation, instructions, and relevant resource list of the Bishop's own work tools, links, and resources. She has been a quite successful publication designer as well as a successful Independent publisher on Hubpages, elsewhere in her career, and now through publishing e-books. A set of specialized templates for effective publication covers and Word documents included are very useful.

She has found that the information that individuals may not feel worthy of publication are bringing larger numbers of orders than expected, in a pleasant and lucarative surprise. This is especially useful and gratifying in an age in which the world is attempting to pull itself out of a recession during the years 2008 - 2010 or 2012. Many people are finding income and satisfaction through freelance writing and the e-book is another effective option for marketing and distribution.

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Young Adult Reading and Busier Older Adults

I was talking with an author recently that had been speaking with middle- and high school students about their reading habits, school requirements, and the time allowed for reading in the 2010s. They have busy lives and a lot of homework, so not much time is left for reading something entertaining or even helpful, and few are speed readers. This is where the e-reader or e-book can help. Most of these youth reported that anything under 100 pages will attract their attention. The same is true of busy adults - even if they enjoy a long novel or history, having a chapter at a time on an e-book makes it much more convenient to read. In fact, James Patterson is an author that uses short, punchy chapters in many of his three-dimensional books and they attract many readers.

If you look at students today at The Ohio State University - and I remember carrying 50 pounds of books for my daily classes (no exaggeration) - you see a young person with good posture and a slimline laptop, a net nook, and a Kindle for assignments and downloaded reserve reading. That's less than 10 pounds and no backache. E-readers are the hot writing distribution tool these days, and they began with Captain Kirk's data Padd on Star Trek® in 1966. Science fiction became fact and saved many college and grad students from back problems in the 21st Century.

Bishop Miller Says

"Imagine the power of social media to the GLORY of GOD! Imagine the power of POSITIVE STORIES...it's a tool - social media - to the good or to the bad. Your choice!" - on Facebook at C.D. Holmes-Miller ~ The Write Way

Bishop Miller includes on her e-book her Top 10 Free Websites for aiding writers in e-book publication and blogging. With the Google Editions e-Book store opening at the end of December 2010, writing and publishing e-books is an even greater opportunity.

Everyone Has Useful Information

Everyone has something in his or her life to share that can help another person. In fact, some of the most useless, boring information (in their own minds) has actually attracted many readers once it was put into print. If you have never written anything, consider trying it soon.

If you are not a member of HubPages yet, then join today for free. There is never any cost to write and publish your stories, recipes, and other items on HubPages. Affiliate programs are optional and make some Hubbers a sizable income.

Also consider how you can publish your own material in e-books and increase your income. If you have been hit by the Recession, lost your job, and struggled to find another, these are stories that interest people. Be encouraged and be surprised.

© 2010 Patty Inglish MS

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I am glad you enjoy the eBook and find it useful! eBooks are a good way to income.

    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Patty! I just purchased this eBook after reading your review and it is a great resource with great info and links! Was worth the $3! Thanks for the review!

      JSMatthew~

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      funky23 

      7 years ago from Deutschland

      thank you this is helpful

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      Str8up Hookups 

      7 years ago

      Good info,awesome hub.

      Thanx for sharing!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Where did you publish, Ben? We, the public, want to see.

    • Ben Zoltak profile image

      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Well Patty I finally published my first, thank you very much! Just working on writing a press release to help promote it. Thanks again for this quality cheer leading info!

      Ben

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      This information is really great as I've been wondering how one goes about publishing an e-book. Thanks for pointing us to Bishop CD Miller's U-Pub book with insider information and resources.

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      websclubs 

      7 years ago

      Hi Patty Inglish,

      Fascinating Use of E-Books.freelance writing for Community proficient Wireless Reading Works Globally. stories that interest people they can be encouraged and surprised... Affiliate programs make some Hubbers a sizable income-- Everyone has something in his or her life to share that can help others with sharing of information publishing e-books is a great opportunity!

      it's simplified processes that eliminates confusion...

      Nice hub Thanks.

      relevant resource list are very useful, it's Your choice!

      https://hubpages.com/@websclubs

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      I am dying to do a ebook for months and keep reading articles. I will come back to this one because there is so much information to take in. Thank you for sharing.

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      quuenieproac 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for the information. So kind of you to share this with us. Great stuff.

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      Alan Niemies 

      7 years ago from Paraná - Brazil

      Great advice, Patty. It looks like Bishop's book is really good. I will start to write some books and eBooks in a matter of weeks and really will appreciate the useful information here.

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      C D Holmes Miller 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Dear Patty's followers, I couldn't be more sincere about my information. This opportunity may never be around again to claim publishing real estate! As soon as trade publishing figures it out, the clamps may lock out many again. Old wisdom is lost in old file cabinets, dated computer files. Your voice will be lost if you don't move it forward into 21st Century communications vehicles. The point of my e-Book is NOT WRITING THE E-BOOK but HOW TO e-PUB it IMMEDIATELY INTO KINDLE, iPad, Nook, etc. I give you the bottom line back end links to do it quickly--to really publish without aggregators like Smashwords etc. U-PUB! You can do this P{EEPS! Just some patience and reading my notes! Blessings, Bishop and thanks so much for following my writing and stories! More to come!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Ben Zoltak! - That sounds like a good idea to me!

      Shirley and Earth Angel - Thanks very much for reading and posting. Your own writing is always top notch!

      LL and chark... try an e-book publishing once and see if you like doing it. Thanks very much for writing.

    • Ben Zoltak profile image

      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Nice, I want to publish an ebook! What's taking me so long! Interesting work from CD Holmes-Miller.

      I especially like:

      "She has found that the information that individuals may not feel worthy of publication are bringing larger numbers of orders than expected, in a pleasant and lucarative surprise. "

      Maybe I should dig that old hard copy comedic romance and retype it for kindle afterall...

      Ben

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      Shirley Anderson 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent review and info, Patty. Thanks for bringing my attention to this topic, the publishing possibilities and of course, the Bishop's book.

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      Earth Angel 

      7 years ago

      Blessings to both Patty and Bishop!!

      How very wonderful of you both to share this invaluable information! You are truly angels for helping get the word out there! Thank you so much!!

      Blessings always, EarthAngel!!

      aka Earth Angel Publishing!

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      charkamman 

      7 years ago from portugal

      Wow, this is great info. I have just started to write my first autobiographic novel, so this information comes very timely.

      thank you!

      Charlotte

    • L.L. Woodard profile image

      L.L. Woodard 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Great information and at a perfect time for me. I want to spread my freelance wings a bit and a novel just feels out of reach right now. I think an e-book is the vehicle I was searching for.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for visiting, Bishop Miller! I am going to try this myself this month, so thanks for writing U-PUB!

    • BishopCDMiller profile image

      C D Holmes Miller 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      @ Jeff the point and value of my resource is I share EXACTLY HOW TO e-Publish WITHOUT aggregators as Smashwords. I share my "insider trader tips" for HOW AND WHERE to upload and directly publish yourself into Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple etc.

      My qualitative difference is I am a publication designer since 1974 and making books had been what I do and lots of them!

      So my e-Book is my very own resource links I use to publish directly for myself and clients. It's really easy when you know EXACTLY WHERE TO GO and WHAT TO DO yourself without the aggregators.

      It also means you receive the top royalty payouts.

      That's my point!

      Patty thanks so much for the article;

      take a blessing! Many thank yous!

      Our Amazon Reviews are great also!

      Blessings,

      C.D. Holmes-Miller

      AKA Bishop CD Miller

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      MonaVieAileen 

      7 years ago from New York

      Very useful information, thank you for sharing.

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      Jeffrey Penn May 

      7 years ago from St. Louis

      You might also want to check out smashwords.com. While my novel "Where the River Splits" was published in paper, you can get it and lots of other ebook at Smashwords.

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