The day people traditionally set aside for a longer reads (cf the Sunday newspapers) seems the perfect time to round-up the miscellany of what’s been happening in the world of self-publishing, particularly on the Kindle. How to deal with bad reviews on Amazon Self-published Kindle ebook author Stephen Leather proved that Amazon’s rules can work [...]
It was a week you’ll remember for Amazon’s announcement that Kindle books now outsell print books and how one plucky author found a way to put more of herself into her books.
This site was called Kindle Self-Publishing but Amazon felt that might confuse people into thinking this was an Amazon.com site so they asked me to change it. And they did it so nicely.
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 [...]
Could you create a supplementary product to sell to readers who buy your ebook on Amazon?
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, [...]
A look at the latest news for self-publishers as well as what’s been happening here.
There’s a big difference between wanting, say, a sociology text about serial killers and a crime thriller on the theme. Nonetheless, the top three books in the social sciences bestsellers of Amazon.co.uk are novels about serial killers. These authors are doing incredibly well. Do they really need to be in misleading categories? When you [...]
It was a week you’ll remember for being called a “bloodless nerd” and being inspired by another author who self-published herself into a book deal.
Authors of short books suffer because there’s no clear signal of quantity to readers so self-publishers risk being criticised for not providing “enough” for the money.
Could the dictionaries in digital devices change the way we write? My editor and I used to debate my word choices. She’d say readers wouldn’t know what a particular word meant. I would argue that we were an English language newspaper and the word was in the English language so the reader had no cause [...]
Amazon’s new Kindles and tablet, the Kindle Fire, are about to expanding the world for self-publishers again.
So your self-published book is now on the Kindle thanks to Smashwords… or is it? Have you checked? A Twitter friend of mine recently became a self-published author. He published his first novel for multiple devices, including the Kindle, using Smashwords. Because of this blog’s focus on the Kindle in particular, I asked him if [...]
Amazon has announced it’s new ebook format, Kindle Format 8 (KF8), which includes a number of new features for ebooks when read on certain flavours of Kindle.