Publishing

By Jerry Holliday | Self publishing

How To Write and Market Your Book Series - Your First 10,000 Readers

<b>How to Write and Market Your Book Series</b><p>It’s no secret that writing your books in a series is an effective way to grow a reader base. That’s not to …

Writing

PublishDrive Announces Partnership with Chinese Retailer Dangdang

The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China's online retailer Dangdang.The post …

Self-Publishing

Book Stuffing Scams: Is Amazon Finally Cleaning House?

—by Guest Contributor, Nate Hoffelder—<p>After years of playing a game of whack-a-mole with book stuffing cheaters in Kindle Unlimited (KU), Amazon has …

Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of garbage designed to make scammers hundreds of dollars a day. One user, who called his or herself …

Why Your Publishing Path Matters, and How to Choose the Right One

The options for publishing your book can be overwhelming. Here's how to think critically about them.<p>Whether you're considering writing a book to boost your brand and business or simply to get it off your bucket list, understanding and choosing the right publishing path to match your goals can be …

New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary

Even the most revered authors held down day jobs, from TS Eliot’s time at Lloyd’s to Walt Whitman’s stint as a government clerk. Now a “successful hedge fund with a passion for literature” is offering wannabe novelists the chance to turn literature itself into the nine to five, by offering a salary …

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018

What does 2018 have in store for authors? Last year we predicted which publishing trends would impact indie authors and how. Many of them …

Writing

Finding a rhythm in the fast moving world of indie publishing

As 2018 steams ahead and 2017 evaporates in the rearview like dust off a truck it seems like a good point to assess where I’m at, as a writer and us …

How Our eBook Launches Have Evolved (after 235,000 eBook Sales)

This week on my main blog – Digital Photography School – we launched our 24th photographic eBook (a guide to post production of portrait images) and …

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author

I never imagined myself as a fiction author. In fact, I never imagined myself as a writer at all.<p>The world’s Stephen Kings are few and far between, …

IngramSpark Interview: Answers to your Self-Publishing Questions | OMM

IngramSpark Interview: Answers to your Self-Publishing Questions<p>There is one debate you’re bound to find raging in every self-publishing community: …

The Best Serial Fiction You Should Be Reading

Serial fiction has come a long way since Dickens was writing—and publishing—it in the 1800s. But some trends come full circle, and while Dickens …

'Eight books in, and we're still learning': Editions At Play on their responsive ghost story, Breathe

<b>What were the most challenging tech/design aspects of Breathe to get right?</b><p>We believe that for tech to truly find its place in something like a book …

Frenzied notes on the 20 Books to 50k London Event

I spent most of January back in my home city of Bristol, partly to connect with the vibrant writing meetups that take place and re-connect with some …

How to Boost Your Chances of Getting a BookBub Featured Deal

In the past, we’ve posted tips and busted myths about getting accepted for a BookBub Featured Deal, and we’ve even listed the top reasons a book is …

Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e-books and audiobooks in U.S.

Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten, which will see the companies collaborating on the launch of a new online grocery service in Japan, and the sale of e-readers, audiobooks …

"This shift should inject pure fear into the veins of publishers": lessons from Netflix and co

<i>A couple of weeks ago Jeff Norton spoke at FutureBook 2017, as part of a panel exploring what publishers can learn from video on demand platforms.</i> …

How The New Facebook Algorithms Affect Authors

By<p>Think twice about what you post on your author page<p>December 19, 2017 | <b>Update 11 January 2018</b> — The next time you think about posting “Which version …

Social Media

How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World

Three independent publishers discuss their missionFrom left: Rosalie Morales Kearns, Leland Cheuk, Laura StanfillIndependent presses are a lifeline …

Writing

11 Fantastic Ways to Sell More Books for the Holidays

Believe it or not, ‘tis almost the holiday season, so consumers are starting to look for the perfect gifts for friends and family — or for …

Writing

How I Became a Bestseller Using BookBub's Marketing Tools

While I was on summer vacation with my family, my box set <i>The War Planners Series</i> was selected for a BookBub Featured Deal. Seeing the preview of the …

Writing

Business Musings: Expand Your Target Audience 3: Aggressive Growth (Branding/Discoverability)

Here’s the surprising post. Many of you who read this blog regularly probably think that I’m opposed to major marketing campaigns. I’m not. I’m …

Writing

Shonda Rhimes Is Launching a Digital Publishing Platform With Hearst

For fans who’ve wanted more from award-winning producer, writer and director Shonda Rhimes, here’s your chance.<p>Launching today, in partnership with …

9 Ways to Improve AMS – Amazon Ads For Authors

More product searches start on Amazon than anywhere else, even Google. It"s the world’s biggest bookstore and by far the largest ebook retailer.<p>But …

How to Confidently Plan and Execute a Successful Book Launch [Infographic]

If done well, a book launch can create urgency, excitement, and unstoppable momentum for your book. It can also help you establish your brand, your …

5 Ways a Book Cover Could Hurt Sales — And How to Fix It

Before launching Sterling & Stone in 2011, we were a trio of indie authors, and our early years were filled with missteps. We wrote furiously, …

For Indie Authors, Positioning Is Key

We already know that more books than ever are being published these days. Figures for 2014 report more than 300,000 books traditionally published and …

Build An Epic Visual Strategy for Your Author Brand

The visual trend in marketing is inescapable.Short attention spans combined with an unparalleled surge of information (and distraction) requires a …

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