ADDITIONAL WRITING RESOURCES


General Procedure Resources:
  • Saving and Storing Your Manuscript
  • Formatting Your Manuscript
  • Converting Your PDF Book Page Files
  • Getting Your Own ISBN and Barcode
  • Writing Rear Cover Blurb or Synopsis
Articles of Interest:
  • Self Publishing Tips for New Writers
  • Tips on Setting Out Your Book
  • Never Judge a Book By its Dust Cover

Saving and Storing Your Manuscript

To save and store your manuscript there are a range of word processors available. Some are free, others can be purchased by monthly or quarterly subscription. Alternatively you can buy the full desk top version via download or disc.

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MICROSOFT OFFICE (any version)
Download – Current Version available (Buy or Subscribe to Office 365)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/

Open Office is available for free download but has limited editing features.

If you are setting up your book in Word you will need a full version to be able to convert to PDF format for printing.


Formatting Your Manuscript

Typesetting and Formatting advice:

Some sound tips on how to format your manuscript for publication prior to embarking on your book page set up. Look for the tips on font type and size, margins and spacing as they are particularly useful.

Formatting Tips for Print Publishing

10 Great Tips for Preparing your Manuscript for Publication


 Converting Your PDF Book Page Files

To make your files print ready you need access to editing tools in the full version. Free versions do not allow access to these tools. Therefore you will need to subscribe to the program or a similar one for a minimum one month subscription to convert files.

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ADOBE Acrobat DC Pro Download
Download (Buy or Subscribe) Free 7 Day Trial available

https://acrobat.adobe.com/au/en/acrobat/pricing.html


Getting Your Own ISBN and Barcode

Where you’ll need to go:

TO PURCHASE ISBNs and Barcodes direct –  go to Bowker (USA):

http://www.bowker.com

TO PURCHASE ISBNs direct – go to Thorpe-Bowker (AUS):

https://www.myidentifiers.com.au


Write a Rear Cover Blurb or Synopsis

For some great tips on how to write the back cover synopsis for your book click on the following links:

How To Write A Back Cover Blurb For Your Book

Writing Your Book’s Rear Cover Copy

7 Tips for Writing a Great Back Cover Sales Pitch


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Tips for New Writers

Sound thoughtful advice from someone who’s been there and done that

Self Publishing Tips for New Writers

Tips on Setting Out Your Book

Never Judge a Book By its Dust Cover


OTHER WRITING LINKS:


Writing Sites and Forums

List of 100 Best Writing Sites for 2018


Writing Contests

Contests for Poets and Writers

List of Contests for Poets and Writers 2018


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