File formats – what are they really?

File formats - what are they really?

So, you’re ready to write your novel; or you’ve already written it and are about to upload to a website (like Free-eBooks.net) for publication. We state on our submission page that we accept DOC, RTF (rich text format), and PDF (portable document format) formats but that we suggest DOC as the best format possible for conversion to the other reading formats (TXT, HTML, ePub, and Mobipocket). And you see all that and wonder what in hell we’re trying to say.

It’s confusing, if you haven’t worked within the computer technology field, to understand what all those acronyms

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Uploading to your eReader via USB

Uploading to your eReader via USB

I have been spending some time with our helpdesk issues and noticed that one of the most often asked for advice is how to upload our eBooks to eReaders – from Kindle to [insert no-name reader here] – and today I thought I’d connect up a Nook SimpleTouch and write some step-by-step instructions.

The first thing I did was to plug the Nook into the computer. Our generic steps say that the eReader should be recognized as a separate removable drive; that didn’t happen for me. I got a device driver failure notification. A quick web search determined

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Nurture your Creative Thinking To Improve Your Creative Writing

Nurture your Creative Thinking To Improve Your Creative Writing

Creativity is all around us. Everything you see was created and designed by someone. I collect ideas. I collect designs. I have a file on my computer and I have a physical file on my desk. I collect flyers, headlines, ads and mailings. On my computer I collect newsletters, e-blasts and screenshots. When I feel writer’s block I go to my files, find an idea, plant a seed and watch it grow.

One way I have found to write effectively, is to write it all out and then edit what you’ve written. When I write, I don’t stop

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