This is the self-publishing step-by-step guide you’ve been looking for.
Write and Publish Your First Book is writing and publishing tips for beginners and experienced writers alike.
If you stay awake late at night dreaming of a story idea that you’re just itching to write but don’t know the steps to take, this book will help you.
If you have a book already written, but have no idea of your next steps to publish it or get it in front of your readers, this book is for you.
If you can solve a problem or in some way benefit others, this book will help you learn how to prepare, write and publish your non-fiction book.
In this book you will learn how to…
WRITE with honesty, to uncover your authentic writing voice
EDIT with courage, so your story flows well
FORMAT with confidence, so you can repeat the steps over and over again for each book
PUBLISH with know-how to get your book up for sale on many different platforms
MARKET with awareness of how to attract your unique readers so they keep coming back for more of your books
This book doesn’t include secret formulas or magic potions. Write and Publish Your First Book is simply the nuts and bolts you need to create your best book, get it into the world, and connect with your readers in a way that makes them want to buy more of what you’re writing.
Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this is the step-by-step guide you need to begin building a breakthrough indie publishing career.
The book has three main endings: The Best End, The Good End, and The Normal End (Meh!). There are also a couple of bad endings which means you either failed to progress with the story, or ultimately failed at the end.
Can you complete the story and know the three main endings, or will you give up once you got the bad end?
The pages on the preview are randomized. It will not make sense unless you proceed with the story accordingly.
If you’re a superhero fan who loves video games, you’ve experienced firsthand how pretty much every title out there – good or bad, remembered or forgotten – does something that’s absolutely, unapologetically WRONG! with its source material. This ebook documents the most egregious – and most hilarious – offenders from the moment Superman flew onto the Atari 2600 in 1978 all the way through 1992, when Konami’s classic X-Men sucked in quarter after quarter in arcades.
NEARLY 80 SUPERHERO GAMES
Some you’ve played. Some you haven’t. And quite a few you never even knew existed in the first place. Some high-/lowlights:
Purple Dark Knight vs. Green Joker in Batman: The Video Game (NES)
Proven instances of “slapping a license” on an already-developed game
Games that stripped Wolverine and He-Man of their most iconic weaponry
A questionable transportation method for the Man of Steel in Superman (NES)
A Transformers game from the creator of Pitfall!
The strangest comic book license ever to hit the Sega Genesis
The most unnecessary tie-in to a superhero animated series of all time
The Danger Mouse Trilogy
That one lonely Thundercats game
ANSWERS TO BURNING QUESTIONS YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW TO ASK
Who is “the Princess Peach of superhero games”?
Who was the first Marvel character to be featured in three games? And what’s the single gaming appearance he’s had since 1985?
Which super-character is most consistently misrepresented in games?
What common superhero gaming feature was pioneered by LJN’s otherwise absolutely horrible X-Men NES game?
Which hero’s primary gaming nemesis is someone he still has yet to even meet in the comics?
What do an NES game and a major restaurant chain agree is Wolverine’s favorite food?
Why is Carnage getting naked on my SNES?!
GAMING PLATFORMS YOU LOVED…OR DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED
Atari 2600 | Intellivision | Commodore 64 | Nintendo Entertainment System | Game Boy | Super NES | Sega Master System | Genesis | Game Gear | Lynx | ZX Spectrum | MSX | PC-DOS | MORE!
YOUR FAVORITE HEROES (AND SOME YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF)
From Marvel! Spider-Man | Wolverine and the X-Men | Hulk | Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Vision, and a bunch of other Avengers | Punisher | Human Torch and the Thing from the Fantastic Four | Silver Surfer | Howard the Duck
From DC! Superman | Batman | Flash | Swamp Thing
From Other Comic Publishers! Conan | Flash Gordon | Judge Dredd | Ex-Mutants
From Toy Lines and Cartoons! Transformers | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | He-Man and the Masters of the Universe | Bartman and Radioactive Man from The Simpsons | G.I. Joe | Danger Mouse | Gobots | Thundercats
From Commercials! Domino’s Pizza’s Noid | Kool-Aid Man
From Copyright Infringement! The Amazing Spider-Bat
ABOUT THE DUDE WHO WROTE THIS STUFF
With years-long stints at Marvel and LucasArts (you know…home to Star Wars games), Chris Baker has played a role in the release of more than 40 game releases since 2005. To name a few: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel Pinball, Star Wars Battlefront II, LEGO Star Wars II…plus quite a few he’d rather not mention while trying to make himself sound awesome. He also worked in the games press from 1998-2005, most notably as an editor at Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, where he wrote about hundreds of games.
Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business.
Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing cousin ahead. He wants his love and his new wife’s money, too. Betrayal and murder drive Mary, soon a young mother, to the depths of despair. But she hates the man who loves her enough to cover her sins and deliver her out of the horrible pit she’s dug for herself in. Or does she?
Mary Rachel travels from frontier Texas to the raw bone boomtown of 1850’s San Francisco gold rush days, then all the way to genteel New York to find redemption for the sins of her mothers.
But how well do you really know the phenomenon known as Tom Hiddleston?
Whether you’ve been a fan for years or you’re just discovering this versatile actor who was propelled to stardom playing Loki, the Norse god of mischief, you’ll find plenty of interesting facts in Tom Hiddleston Trivia.
Answer a group of questions at a time and check your responses. Tally your score and discover what kind of fan you are! Why not have a Tom Hiddleston Trivia Night with friends?
Take a look at some of the questions you’ll find here:
Question 6: How many languages can Tom speak?
Question 13: What is Tom’s favorite tea?
a. Earl Grey with a splash of milk
b. Moroccan Mint with a spoonful of honey
c. Jasmine tea, iced
d. Argentine Mate, sweetened with stevia
Question 31: Has Tom ever acted in a production with any of his family members?
Question 68: On his birthday, Marvel Studios gave Tom a souvenir from Thor, the first movie where he played Loki. What was it?
Complete with quotes, facts and bonus material, Tom Hiddleston Trivia includes all of this:
A Special Kind Of Guy
Level 1: Basic Facts About Tom
Level 2: A Star Is Born
Level 3: Pre-Loki, Before He Became Crazy Famous
Level 4: Flung To Fame Playing The Bad Guy
Level 5: A Few Of His Favorite Things
Level 6: Tom’s Ideas, Thoughts And Musings
Level 7: What He’s Been Up To Beyond Loki
Level 8: He’s Just A Super Awesome Human Being
Level 9: Did You Know?
Add Up Your Score: What’s Your Fan Level?
About The Authors
Tom Hiddleston Trivia informs while it entertains. Have fun testing and boosting your knowledge about this proper English gentleman.
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I was the stereotypical nerd: I was smart, wore glasses, was terrible at sports, and had my nose stuck in a book most of the time. I was different, and that meant I was made fun of. To cope with all the teasing, I would lose myself in other worlds, those with spaceships and lasers, or longswords and dragons. I devoured TV, movies, and comic books with a fervent passion. None of these obsessions made me any more popular.
Inside this book are my most vivid memories of being a weird, nerdy kid. Some of these stories detail the different crazes I threw myself into, ranging from comic book heroes and form-shifting robots to Dungeons & Dragons and pop music. Some of these tales are about trying hard to fit in and be “normal”. A healthy dollop of nostalgia flavors all these anecdotes of what it was like growing up geeky in the 80s.
”…had me laughing from beginning to end…”
“…loved the book – funny and engaging…”
“…read it, love it, recommend it…”
George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer.
He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.
Follow George on his hilarious, life changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts and ridiculous situations. It’s a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.