The New York Times will be compiling an ebook bestsellers list from early 2011. The list will include Kindle titles.
The debate carries on across the internet into Amazon’s removal of some erotica titles without notice or meaningful explanation. There is a range of views on this but almost unanimous agreement that Amazon has a “right” to choose what it sells because of the “free market”. It doesn’t matter what you say to these happy [...]
Yesterday I had an email from a reader of Kindle for Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs, which I excerpt here with his permission: Hi Steve, Just wanted to let you know that I picked your ebook on Amazon and wanted to say “thank you”. I think I spent .99 on the book and had read the [...]
My friend John* is an amazing father to three children in their twenties. His oldest is a national radio presenter with a TV career ahead of him; his daughter is working on her second post-graduate degree after travelling the world both under her own steam and in the employ of an Oscar-winner; and his youngest [...]
A big part of my seminar on How to Sell Your Ebook on Amazon is getting the audience to see themselves as publishers, not authors. Of course they’re still writers but, when it comes time to self-publish your book, the writing is done and it’s time to swap your artist’s hat for your business hat. [...]
The “LA Times” suggests you can make at least three times more money selling your book for $9.99 than 99 cents.
Ace guest blogger Catherine Ryan Howard is back with a practical guide to self-publishing manners, a follow-up to her earlier and riotously popular post on the topic.
It’s easy to remember to practice the craft of writing but whom do you read for insights into the business of self-publishing?
Like the Inspirations Series of self-publishing success stories, the Social Media Check-Up is a free series of practical advice sent to you by email over a period of four weeks.
“Not a Gold Rush”, the report of the Taleist Self-Publishing Survey reveals for the first time real data about how self-publishers are doing, how they’re doing it, and what’s working.
A stranger’s approach tells me the Kindle is unstoppable.
When a newspaper illustrates its year-end review of books with a picture of e-readers, you know you’re mainstream.
A long, long time ago I sometimes wrote the questions for a monthly pub quiz. The idea was that people would come in on an otherwise quiet night, relax and buy a few drinks. This particular pub had, however, attracted a serious and competitive crowd. One team kept a big notebook and wrote down every [...]