E-books or digital books are the future of publishing. Amazon reported last year that its e-book sales on the Kindle outnumbered hardcover books. As more and more readers today are buying Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers, as authors it is important for you to tap into this new potential market. Is your book current available on e-readers? If not, you are losing out on a growing audience.
Ebook sales are growing exponentially. The NY Times reports that childrens books recently grew from 5 to 25%. It is interesting to note that the royalties from an eBook and a hardback can be the same. However, it costs only your time to create and upload an eBook. But, it can be very expensive to create and/or sell a hardback book. In today’s economy, If you want to reach the greatest audience possible you need your book to become eBook ready.
Hope you joined our panel of experts in March as we discussed various aspects of e-publishing, from formatting your book to selecting a publishing model and e-publisher. Webinars we had are listed below.
We also had a lot of blog posts from experts. Here’s a list -
Kindle Publishing Made Easier by Laurel Marshfield
Bad Formatting = Bad Book Reviews by Claudia Jackson
Kindle Singles, New “Short” Publishing by Aggie Villanueva
Ta Da! E-books are great tools for promotion by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
The Great Benefits of E-Reader Publishing by Bethany Ramos
Formatting Your Documents for the Kindle in 8 Steps by Nicole Rodgers
Does Your Ebook Need Its Own ISBN? by Sue Collier
5 Tips On Setting E-Books Prices by Tony Eldridge
The Anatomy of a Free (Read that Promotional!) E-Book by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
5 ways technology is making self-publishers more powerful by Piotr Kowalczyk
The Art of Suggestion by P. I. Barrington
How to Become a Top-Ranked Book in the Kindle Store? with Michael Hicks
We hope these informative articles from industry experts would help you with publishing your books for e-readers.
****Important Note – (Access to the webinar recordings is only available to BookBuzzr Author Pro subscribers. To check out the BookBuzzr Author Pro program please click here)
The Next Generation of Readers are Electronic – An Online Round Table
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 8:00 PM EST
In this session, we will review some basic formatting techniques to help you make the reader’s experience as enjoyable as if they were holding a hardback book! We will briefly discuss formatting for Kindle, talk about Smashwords and present an overview of the EPUB format, which is needed for the Nook and the iPad and more. Join Claudia Jackson (from Telemachus Press who have launched NovelHelp University) and April Hamilton (founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat) as they discuss e-publishing and answer your live questions about publishing an e-book.
Publishing your book digitally – An Online Round Table
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 9:00 AM GMT or 5:00 AM EST
Wondering how to publish your book digitally? Which formats and methods to chose for your book? Join Joanna Penn (Author and creator of the Author 2.0 Blueprint) and Gary Smailes(with over 10 years experience of the publishing industry) as they discuss formatting your book, tips for publishing, price points for ebooks, different platforms to sell your book – Kindle vs PubIt vs Smashwords and more. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions live to our panel.