Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Bonus Materials

Here are a few items that I put together when I still thought about publishing this resource as a stand-alone book:

Military History Chapter – This 100+ page pamphlet pulls together all of the resources put under Military History as a PDF file with some additional commentary along with my resource on finding broken web resources. It probably as some broken links because it has not been revised since I first wrote it.

E-Book Creation Resources

Created in January 2012 when I figured I’d be self-publishing an e-book. If you are thinking of self-publishing your fiction manuscripts, these resources might help you:

Overview of ebook formats (what can be read where)

Comparison of ebook formats http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats

In my view, the most important formats are epub, Kindle (azw), and PDF.

Overviews of ebook creation process

Online articles

Books and Videos

  • Deuchler, Rufus. 2011. Adobe in design cs5.5 for creating ebooks workshop. Berkeley: Peachpit press.
  • Boxwell, Michael. 2011. Make an eBook: the complete handbook for creating, marketing and selling eBooks successfully. Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire, U.K.: Greenstream Pub.
  • Castro, Elizabeth. 2010. EPUB straight to the point: creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders. Berkeley, Calif: (If you feel like handcoding your books.)
  • Crawford, Walt. 2012. The librarian’s guide to micropublishing: helping patrons and communities use free and low-cost publishing tools to tell their stories. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc. (Focus on paper publishing, but good explanation of the book production process)

Software to create ebooks

Ebook self publishing options

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