Rae Stonehouse

Rae Stonehouse


You’re asking two separate, but distinct questions.

I would suggest changing your identity from ‘writer’ to ‘author.’

According to Wikipedia: Author vs Writer We often use the words author and writer interchangeably. But indeed, both these words are quite different. A writer is a person who writes a book, article, or any literary piece, while an author is essentially the person who originates the idea, plot, or content of the work being written.

When you first upload your books to Amazon it allows you to choose two browse categories. After your book is published, you can request them to add it to another 8 or so categories. Some will tell you can have a maximum of 10 categories, while others say you can go higher. I have found it a challenge to find more than 10 categories for my books.

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There are several steps to the process. First off, login to your Kindle Direct Publishing account and click on the Bookshelf link.

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 17:07

Layout & Formatting

Closely related to editing and proofreading, yet a separate step of the publishing process, is that of determining your layout and formatting your book.

To some readers, errors in your formatting will jump out at them as much as the old saying of "˜what happens when you wave a red flag in front of a bull?" You don't want to give your reader any reason to dismiss the value of your creative work.

Different styles of books or publication versions i.e. pixel or print, require different formatting techniques.

LFEP uses Scrivener, a powerful word-processing program and outliner for authors, to format your manuscript and make it publication-ready.

If you have created your manuscript in Scrivener, we can easily access your file and make the required changes.

Talk to us about creating the layout and the formatting for your book.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 08:14

Top 10 Tips for New Authors

Top 10 Tips for New Authors from Live For Excellence Productions by Rae Stonehouse 1. Follow your passion. If you are passionate about your subject, bring others along with you in your writing. The old saying comes to mind 'you can't push a rope.' Your books should bring your reader on a journey of discovery with you, not pushing them where they may not want to go.

2. Find a group of like-minded individuals. Look for local writers/authors groups. They may have an on-line or community get-togethers. Meetup can be a great source of local writers/authors groups.

3. Believe in yourself and your creative work. It was only after writing and self-publishing five books that I started calling myself Author, Writer & Speaker. I have come to the realization that I am not as good as many however, I am significantly better than most at those three activities.

About Live For Excellence Productions

LFEP is a resource for authors who want to self-publish but don't want to deal with all the hassles involved in the process. We can do it for you ... or with you!

In addition, LFEP serves as a hub for creative projects and content distribution by Rae Stonehouse Author, Writer & Speaker. Check out our available publications and public presentations. 

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