All posts tagged "Tips"

  • Why do so many websites promote free Kindle ebooks?

    I just came across yet another list of 100 top websites for free Kindle ebooks. Of course, the obvious question is why wouldn’t a reader looking for a free Kindle ebook just go to Amazon and look...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Launch your Kindle book as pre-order

    You always see these high-dollar, major publisher books set up in the Kindle Store as a pre-order.  I didn’t know that just anyone could do this until I stumbled across it on Amazon. With a pre-order set...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Paul Jarvis: Marketing tools for any self-published book

    One more author telling you how to market your books, and a lot of this you’ve read before. But Paul knows that book marketing is a grind, with no magic spells that will make your book a...

    • Posted September 21, 2014
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  • Hachette Authors United Write To Amazon Board – Business Insider

    I’m kinda on the fence on this one. Amazon certainly has a point that mainstream publishers charge too much for their books. But when those books are put into Kindle, who is making the 35% commission? Not...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • $6000 to Self Publish? No way!

    There are so many things wrong with this blog post on the guardian: You can try to be the next Hemingway — for $6,000. This is how the cost is broken down. ISBN: $125 —  If you’re...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • Are iBooks Bestsellers Different From Kindle Bestsellers?

    The concept of the bestseller is ubiquitous not only for traditional books, but for digital media like e-books, apps, games, and music. A book or a game appears on the App Store’s “Top Charts,” or on a bookseller’s “bestseller”...

    • Posted August 25, 2014
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  • Amazon: bully or hero?

    By Nina Laden and Frank Schaeffer The Seattle Times recently invited children’s book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues...

    • Posted August 23, 2014
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  • ISBN Requirements for ebooks

    Check out this lynda.com training video on “ISBN Requirements for Ebooks”, an excerpt from the lynda.com training course Distributing and Marketing Ebooks. Click here to watch video

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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  • IDPF, AZW, and other formats

    Check out this lynda.com training video on “IDPF, AZW, and other formats”, an excerpt from the lynda.com training course Creating Ebooks for the Kindle. Click here to watch video

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • What you need to know about ebook copyright!

    Check out this lynda.com training video on “Securing copyright and why it’s important”, an excerpt from the lynda.com training course Distributing and Marketing Ebooks. Click here for video

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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