Category: Books

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The Most Popular Book Formats for Indie Publishers

Between books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats. You may click here to open it full size in a new window or click here to see it in my Google Album. Printed Books A book’s format refers to the shape and dimensions of the...

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What is Important for Indie Authors in 2015?

It’s that season when people love to post resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Along with others in the publishing industry I have been reviewing “where we’re at” and “where we’re heading” as an industry in 2015. When considering where we’re at it’s helpful to remember just how far self-publishing has come in the past decade. It’s just over 7 years since Amazon launched the first Kindle eReader (in...

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Amazon Unveils 8th Generation Fulfilment Center

Watching this video of Amazon’s 8th generation fulfillment center is a bit like watching something out of the “Jetsons”. Check out the robots running around moving shelves, robotic arms unpacking trucks, and organization systems that inventory entire shipments in just thirty minutes instead of hours!

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The World’s Greatest Storytellers

Publishing house Raconteur Media has surveyed around 500 authors, journalists, editors, students, and media and marketing professionals, asking them who is the world’s greatest storyteller? The Infographic below shows some of the results. As Raconteur explains on their blog, “…we wanted to take a moment to celebrate storytelling as we know and love it – storytelling that comes from people, whether they are...

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The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition, is Now Available

I am very pleased to announce the release of “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition“. It also reveals my new strategy, or recommended path, for creating ePub and Mobi formats as easily and painlessly as possible!The first edition was released in December 2011 and has helped many writers to self-publish their own ebooks. The second edition brings...

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A Glossary Of Ebook Publishing Terms

A while ago I compiled a short reference tool, “A Glossary of Ebook Publishing Terms” for readers of my book “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks“ . This glossary is now available as a free download for all subscribers to my newsletter at the  Publish Your Own Ebooks blog.

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The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks

My new guide for self-publishing ebook authors is now available. Only a few years ago people were saying that ebooks would come and go. Many people believed they were a short-term fad that would never replace books. Now with ebook sales overtaking print booksit is becoming clear that ebooks are not only here to stay but they are the main...

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Ebook Self-Publishing Guide

My current project – which I have been working on for two years, in between other books – is a guide to self-publishing your own ebooks. I have been publishing and selling my own ebooks for more than 8 years now, initially as PDF ebooks from my own web sites, but now in multiple formats through the major ebook stores. The ebook...

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New Release: Kindle Superuser

My latest ebook “Kindle Superuser – 101 Ways To Get More From Your Kindle” is now available in Amazon’s Kindle Store. Amazon’s Kindle 3 is a beautiful ebook reader and it is not surprising that readers love it so much. But did you ever notice that doing some things through the menu can involve a lot of steps? Most Kindle owners are astonished...

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Amazon Discounts The Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks

Update: This promotion has now ended. Good news! I’ve been waiting for Amazon to make my new book free in the Kindle Store and it has finally happened. “The Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks” is now priced at $0.00 for most customers at Amazon. Please note the price may depend upon your country and region. If you see a price greater...