Peter Barns

Author – poet – versifier, welcomes you to his site

Peter Barns - Author – poet – versifier, welcomes you to his site

The Best eBook Sites #2 – Bookrix

Last time we explored Smashwords, this time around I’d like to take a look at BookRix.

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Free ebook publisher

BookRix

BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent writers. As is usual with most eBook publishing sites, BookRix allows you to upload your manuscript for publication. After you have done so it will be available on-site, as well as Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Urgent Microsoft Update

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Microsoft today deviated from its regular pattern of releasing security updates on the second Tuesday of each month, pushing out an emergency patch to plug a security hole in all supported versions of Windows. The company urged Windows users to install the update as quickly as possible, noting that miscreants already are exploiting the weaknesses to launch targeted attacks.

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The Best eBook Sites #1 – Smashwords

You’ve written your book. Now what?

Well that depends on whether you want your book published as a hard copy or an eBook. If the former, go find yourself a good publisher, and good luck. If the latter read on.

I publish my free ebooks on a number of sites, some of which only accept free manuscripts. I do this because I’ve never fancied trying to make a living by writing. I just like telling stories as a hobby and want as many people as possible to read them.

During the coming weeks I will tell you about the websites I use to publish my ebooks, a few of which also publish hard copies at a reasonable price. This is not a definitive list, just the sites that took my fancy. There are many more out there, so if you come across some good ones please let me know.

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My Favourite Free Software #2 – yWriter5

Novel Writing Software

This time I’m going to tell you about the novel-writing software that I use.

There are lots of programs to choose from. Some paid for – like Microsoft Word, Scrivener, and StoryWeaver – and some free – like StoryBook and yWriter 5. You pays your money and takes your choice. For a review of what’s out there visit Novel Writing Help, which as the name implies, has helpful tips and articles to help you write that block-buster.

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