"Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet"
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Last week I posted my Christmas story for this year, "Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet." Introducing that story, I challenged the reader to first find the correct TV show referred to, and then to...

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How to Make an Ebook:
Using Free Software

Author R. L. Copple announces his most recent book, “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software.”

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How to Make an Ebook:
Appx. A – Creating the PDB Ebook

Author R. L. Copple tops off his How to Make an Ebook series with what will be the Appendix A of the book, Creating the PDB Ebook as an added bonus. Of course, using only free software.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 6 – Creating the MOBI Ebook and Uploading to Amazon

R. L. Copple lays out how to create the MOBI file format and how to upload to Amazon.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 5 – Creating the EPUB Ebook and Uploading to B&N

R. L. Copple gives the next steps to create the EPUB ebook and how to upload it to Barnes and Noble’s PubIt.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 4 – Creating the Smashwords Edition

R. L. Copple continues adding chapters to his “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software” by proceeding to step 4, formatting and adding your ebook to Smashwords.

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Reality’s Dawn Ebook is Available

As we land on the March 1st release date, the first phase of that landing has just happened. Ebooks for the new title, Reality’s Dawn, is now available in epub, pdb, pdf, and prc formats. To purchase, visit my store.

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Ethereal Words Paperback goes Live

I recently announced that the ebook versions of my anthology of short stories and flash fictions, Ethereal Worlds, was available for sale. After going through two proofs, I’ve now put the paperback on sale as well.

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Preparing to Smash Words

The big tip I’m wanting to give involves how to retain the formatting of your book, primarily italics, centering, and bolding. Why is this needed?

Smashwords is picky about the formatting of the text. They want a Word doc file, with the body text in the “Normal” style (Word’s default). There are two ways of doing this.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."