Posts Tagged ‘ebooks’

26 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Publisher or Self-Publisher


Publishers have more options for publishing than ever: e-books, print-on-demand, offset printing, downloads, audiobooks, podcasts, blogs, websites, a series of articles or videos.
Books can generate more profits than ever. People are buying content in more forms, formats, media, and countries than ever.
Publishers can coordinate publication worldwide. They can plan the timing and marketing of their [...]

How does Amazon make money by keeping prices low?

Amazon rolled out a new family of Kindle devices today at a press conference in Santa Monica, Calif., including a high-end tablet for only $499.
So, how does Amazon do it?
How does it keep prices low, while still offering some of the latest hardware? Not to mention, how does it give away an ever-expanding [...]

Writing and Selling an eBook With Kindle Direct Publishing

Writing and Selling an eBook with Kindle Direct Publishing
By Michael S. Mitchell

The traditional route to getting published was to create your book, and then find an agent to work with you, who will finally get a publisher interested enough to publish it. The problem with all this is that your chances of [...]

Shining the Book Promotion Spotlight on Alan Leverone

Allan Leverone is a three-time Derringer Award Finalist as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee for his short fiction. He has been hailed by bestselling author Vincent Zandri as “the successor to Michael Crichton,” and New York Times bestselling author Debbi Mack calls his work “suspenseful and well-written.”
Allan lives in Londonderry, NH with his [...]

Shining the Book Promotion Spotlight on Jaime McDougall

Jaime McDougall is a citizen of the world, currently loving life in beautiful country Victoria in Australia. She loves eating sushi, kidnapping her husband and naming her pets in honour of science fiction authors. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: High School: The Real Deal and Chicken Soup for the Soul: [...]

Book Marketing Buzz’s Sunday Tweet Roundup: Snooki, ebook sales and Facebook sponsored stories

We’ve gathered the most interesting tweets recently related to book publishing, marketing and everything in between that will help you learn more about what’s going on in the land of books.  This will be an ongoing feature at Book Marketing Buzz posted every Sunday:
Snooki ‘A Shore Thing’ not selling: maybe she needs a different approach?
SEO [...]

Hollywood Book Publicist Charlie Barrett Kindle Book Giveaway at Facebook Party TONIGHT

Hollywood, CA – – Award winning national book publicist Charlie Barrett ( will guest in a “Face Book Party” hosted by the leading book promo Internet firm Pump Up Your Book on Thursday, January 27th, 9-11pm EST. A free Kindle ($189 value!) will be given away during the session. Those interested [...]

Amazon says ebook sales to overtake paperbacks by next year

Amazon has told Pocket-lint that it expects Kindle ebook sales to eclipse paperback sales by the end of 2011, and to eclipse combined hardback and paperback sales shortly after that in the US.
“I think we [Amazon] will sell more Kindle books than paperback books in the next year [2011]“, Steve Kessel, the man tasked with [...]

How to Promote Your Self-Published eBook (for free!)

One of the most-asked questions I get from writers who have never written and published an eBook before is, “How would you promote a self-published eBook? Where would you go to even begin selling a product that hasn’t the backup from a traditional or otherwise publisher?”
Well, that’s two, but many writers balk at attempting [...]

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