Tag: ebook

Mar 31

The Case of the Complaining Author

There are many reason that authors fail.  The most glaringly obvious one is that they don’t treat their writing as a business. Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a post that seemed to indicate that an eBook listed on Amazon was showing the wrong content when a potential buyer clicked on the “look …

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Jan 01

AuthorsReading.com Will Offer Expedited Book Reviews Starting on January 1st 2014

AuthorReading.com will start offering expedited reviews to better serve the literary community. This year, small press and self-publishing has blossomed as never before, with self-publishing now very much a legitimate publishing option for authors. Today much of the literary community has shed its bias against those who have chosen to self-publish. Authors Reading welcomes this change and …

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Dec 06

How To Design The Best Book Cover for Online Sales

ALLi Partner member Simon Avery, book designer at idobookcovers.com, explains the most important principles of cover design for books to be sold online. From ALLi Self Publishing Advice: The rise of online book retailers such as Amazon have changed the rules of book cover design. And authors who realise this stand to do much better …

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Nov 07

Oakland Public Library Launches eAudiobook, eBook Service and Digital Magazine Service

Oakland Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, launches OneClickdigital, an online service that allows customers to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, and Zinio, a digital magazine service offering multi-user access to popular publications. Oakland Public Library (Oakland, CA) has partnered with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD) to deliver two new electronic resources: …

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Nov 06

From zero to published author in 3 weeks

Mediabistro is offering Self-Publishing Intensive, an online step-by-step webcast course starting December 5th, that will help aspiring authors urn their manuscript into a PUBLISHED eBook in three weeks.  The course runs from December 5th through the 19th. From the website: Learn the steps to take your book from manuscript to published eBook – without a …

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Jul 22

Three Top Strategies to Guarantee Book Sales

The Savvy Book Marketer has put up a blog post by Kathleen Gage about book promotion strategies.  This is an area where many writers fail, as … well, they’re writers, not marketers. I’ve heard writers refer to the excellent promotion tools provided by Amazon – like the Select program that allows authors to give their books …

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Jun 28

DBW: Ebook Revenues Rising Abroad For American Publishers

Yep, even as ebook prices take a weekly tumble – or momentary rise – on the rollercoaster of retail sales, American publishers are reporting that the revenues coming in from ebook sales continues to rise. Digital Book World is reporting that there are double-digit percentage increases in revenues for ebooks, while physical book revenue rose …

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