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Books to be written

A dyslexic author's guide to writing and publishing books with digital tools

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What I have learned about writing books, working with publishers and self-publishing, using LeanPub.com and getting sales through Amazon

About the Author

Allan Kelly
Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly calls himself an Agile Guide. He helps software professionals enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying work by improving the way work is organised and requests are made. Happier people and better ways of working make for more effective companies, greater value and competitive advantage.

His wide experience of the challenges faced in software development underpins his advice, coaching, training and writing. He is the author of seven books including "Xanpan - team centric Agile Software Development", "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and "Continuous Digital". He has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/

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Table of Contents

  •  
    • Work in Progress - November 2022
    • What people are saying about Books to be Written
    • Preface
  • I A brave new world
    • 1. What is a book?
    • 2. Why write a book?
    • 3. Its digital now
    • 4. Publishers
    • 5. Reasons to work with a publishers
    • 6. Publisher checklist
    • 7. Digital publishing: selling before you have finished
    • 8. Copyright
    • 9. Money from writing
    • 10. The Little Book story
  • II Writing
    • 11. When you know what you want to say
    • 12. Learning to write
    • 13. Writers conferences
    • 14. Some writing techniques
    • 15. Incremental and iterative writing and publishing
    • 16. The process
    • 17. Beginning: introductions & forwards
    • 18. Using quotes
    • 19. The #NoProjects story
  • III Production
    • 20. After the writing
    • 21. Copy edit
    • 22. Third party copyright
    • 23. Illustrations
    • 24. Layout and page size
    • 25. Book cover
    • 26. File sizes and download costs
    • 27. ISBN
    • 28. Audio book
  • IV Publication
    • 29. Amazon
    • 30. Printing
    • 31. Pricing
    • 32. Print pricing
    • 33. Playing with price
    • 34. KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited
    • 35. Categories and keywords
    • 36. Digital rights management
    • 37. Tax
    • 38. Legal deposit
    • 39. Academic publishing
  • V Marketing
    • 40. Amazon
    • 41. Reviews
    • 42. Speaking
    • 43. Promotions, sales, discounts and free books
    • 44. More Amazon and money
  • VI Tools
    • 45. Word processors
    • 46. Formatting Tools: Pandoc and LaTeX
    • 47. Citations, references and bibliography
    • 48. Quick guide to Markdown
    • Postscript: no hardback?
    • Thank you
  • Notes

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