EditMob.com ~ a crowd-sourced typo correction project


Typos. The mere mention of the word is a writers nightmare. We pour over our work, hire editors, send to every family and friend we know and yet these horrible beasts seem to randomly crop up out of thin air becoming an embarrassingly glowing emblem on an otherwise pristine page. So what is an author […]

Easily Send/Receive Files on Kindle Devices: Amazon Send to Kindle

Manage Kindle Devices

Did you  know that you can send and receive files directly to a person’s Kindle device or app? “You and your approved contacts can send documents to your registered Kindle devices, free Kindle reading applications, and your Amazon Cloud Drive by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address ([name]@kindle.com). Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a […]

Do you Have an Unruly Story? Picture Prompt #unrulystories

writing prompts

Unruly Guides loves authors. And we thought what better way to show our appreciation and YOUR talent than to have a Picture Prompt. As many writers know there are times, when you sit down to write your best-selling novel, and nothing happens… your mind is a blank. Writing prompts are a great way to keep […]

Q: How are third-party bookstores selling my book on Amazon?


Q: I have a question.  I looked at my book on Amazon this morning.  There are other companies selling my book at lower/higher prices than Amazon.  How do they get to sell it and how do I get paid for their sales of my book? A: This is a common question and it helps to […]

The Fiverr Project – from concept to sale in 48 hours

Fiverr Project

Several months ago a client sent a link to a video regarding writing and illustrating children’s books. It contained (in over 80 minutes) a massive amount of information, much of which I already knew and some I didn’t agree with. But what caught my attention was the claim that in 48 hours you could not […]

Creating a Fixed Layout Childrens Book – Standard vs Fixed Layout

Sample 2-page fixed layout

So you’ve written a children’s book and want to format it for the digital market. First, you’ll need to understand the difference between a fixed layout and a “regular” or standard ebook layout. Standard Layout A standard ebook (EPUB) uses real-time flowable text that can be read on any eReader. Kindle ebooks (MOBI) can be […]

How to Obtain and Register your ISBN Number


Since 1970, the ISBN number has been an “internationally recognized book identification system.” Since some books have similar titles, the ISBN number helps keep track of every edition of every book that has been published. Yet the ISBN also tracks inventory control, sales and order processing. If you plan to only sell e-books, you may […]