Amazon’s Digital Publishing Platform accepts several file formats but what is the best format for your Kindle ebook? [Update: the DTP is now the KDP]
Amazon’s withdrawal of erotica titles dealing with incest is a threat to free speech and the livelihood of authors.
With its Kindle Singles program, Amazon has put its seal of approval on a set of ebook titles. Is this just the beginning of Amazon to curating ebooks as a way of signalling quality with an Amazon imprimatur?
As part of my ebook marketing efforts I spent part of the weekend revising The Rocks, Sydney — A Self-Guided Walking Tour, one of my self-published Kindle ebooks. My main goal in this part of my ebook marketing plan was to get more Amazon reviews, the lifeblood of sales to new readers. I also wanted [...]
These are four iPhone apps I use as a writer in connection with my writing. None of them is specifically for authors or writing but these apps make real improvements to the way I work. What follows isn’t what you’d call a review: at these prices, I’m recommending you try them and see for yourself. [...]
Everything that caught my eye this week that was of interest to authors self-publishing on the Kindle.
Self-publishing authors are in the business of online marketing so it’s important to understand one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal.
If your book promotion relies heavily on Facebook or other sites you don’t own, it might be time to rethink your approach.
If you’re confident that you’re providing value in an online conversation, a little self-promotion is fine. Jumping into an online forum for no reason other than to promote yourself is all tax and no value.
Three authors give their advice on how to treat writing and publishing as a business.
Authors are having real success appealing for crowdfunding. Readers give sums of money towards publication in return for special rewards.
I have more than one blog and sometimes I suggest the readers of one look at another. This way I don’t duplicate content and risk Google spitting the dummy. Also it’s fun to look elsewhere from time to time, isn’t it? This week’s post on the Taleist Centre, my blog about online marketing and social [...]
Amazon has sold out of international Kindles until after Christmas 2010.
Amazon has turned on the Kindle book lending program, which allows book owner to “lend” books to anyone with an email address and a Kindle (or a Kindle app for another device).
Good reviews on Amazon are critical to a Kindle book’s sales but they aren’t easy to come by. Most readers don’t leave reviews so asking for them has to be part of your ebook marketing. In my pursuit of data about ebook marketing, especially for indie (self-published) Kindle authors, I decided to do some number [...]
I’m giving a two-hour seminar at the Sydney Writers Centre on how to publish your ebook on the Kindle. There are many steps to publishing your ebook on the Kindle so I can’t in a couple of hours teach people how to do everything. What I can do is tell authors what the steps are, [...]
Lendle is a website that connects readers who have bought Kindle ebooks with those who would like to read them without paying for the pleasure. Lendle does this through the lending feature of Kindle books — each book can be lent once in a lifetime and for a maximum of a fortnight. Lendle makes money [...]