Bookshops need to sell more than books to survive. Could they improve their chances by selling a reading experience?
Authors often think that self-publishing is going to affect negatively their chances of finding a “real” publisher. In fact self-publishing improves your chances of finding a publisher because publishers are businesspeople. Your novel might be your labour of love but it’s your publisher’s bottom line. If you were a publisher with a boss and shareholders [...]
Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box, says your ebook cover design doesn’t need words. Whether you agree or not, the layout of online bookshops is something to think about in your ebook cover design. Are you unthinkingly including elements that were essential for physical bookstores but that aren’t needed in the ebook cover design [...]
Self-published author Prue Batten made a terrible and costly mistake that could have kept her off the Kindle… A lesson for all authors.
AA Gill spoke amusingly and interestingly to Caroline Baum at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
It was a week you’ll remember from finding out JK Rowling was joining us as a self-publisher, bringing Harry Potter to an e-reader near you.
You’re working in the dark if you’re not using analytics to understand who is coming to your site, why and what for.
An unexpected influx of visitors destined to be unfulfilled (by me at least) leads to a name change for my Indian Pacific travel book.
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61 questions; 1,007 respondents; 12,000 words of analysis… It’s all coming together in the report of the Taleist Self-Publishing Survey.
The best Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013 sessions for self-publishing authors to attend.
It doesn’t matter whether the ebook market is growing or not; it’s big enough that any author without a traditional publisher should be jumping in with both feet.
Only this morning I was working in Amazon’s DTP (Digital Text Platform) and this afternoon I noticed dtp.amazon.com had become kdp.amazon.com. As the veteran of a few renamings myself (so many names seem like a good idea at the time), I completely understand. As the Digital Text Platform was solely concerned with Kindle publishing, Kindle [...]
Self-publishing or publishing, an author’s work is never done Kim Petersen took to the high seas with her family on their boat, Chrysalis. Her book about the experience, Charting the Unknown, is not self-published but her post on how she promotes her book is instructional and shows that an author’s work is never done whether [...]