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Why the Amazon KDP Select DOES NOT Affect BookBuzzr Authors

UPDATE – FEB 5, 2012 We’ve received an email from an author who received an email directly from Amazon mentioning that it is okay to put up an excerpt of your book. Specifically, the email says, “You may offer a sample, excerpt or teaser of your KDP Select-enrolled book on…

When Will the eBook Expressway  Explode Sales for Nonfiction  – as It Has for Fiction?

When Will the eBook Expressway Explode Sales for Nonfiction – as It Has for Fiction?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield eBook Writer In the mid-1960s, the Beatles recorded “Paperback Writer,” a song that could be said to mirror the controlled frenzy currently surrounding eBooks. Why so? With its good-natured satire, the song lends a soundtrack to the hopes that many authors have for this new publishing…

Q&A: How to Launch an eBook

On 7th of December, we had an interesting and informative webinar about ‘How to Launch an eBook’. Our panel consisted of D’vorah Lansky (M.Ed. and Author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online), Phyllis Zimbler Miller (co-founder of Miller Mosaic Power Marketing) and Penny…

What To Keep In Mind When Publishing eBooks

What To Keep In Mind When Publishing eBooks

Guest: Andrea Susan Glass According to Forrester Research, digital book sales tripled to $966 million in 2010 and are set to almost triple again by 2015. Last summer, Amazon said sales of ebooks for its Kindle reader had far eclipsed hardcover book sales. In about 2007, Amazon introduced its Kindle…

3 Steps to e-Book Cover Design Success

Guest Expert: Joel Friedlander The move to e-books has brought with it a new challenge for book cover designers, amateur and professional. The first challenge, of course, if you’ve been designing book covers for any time, is to understand exactly what an e-book cover really is. Unlike print books, which…

Is the eBook Expressway Every Author’s Back Road — to Big Bucks & a Bona Fide Writing Career?

Is the eBook Expressway Every Author’s Back Road — to Big Bucks & a Bona Fide Writing Career?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield While rarely noticed, there’s an instructive parallel between people who yearn to be famous authors and those who yearn to be famous actors. The mainstream literary scene, like Hollywood, is constellated by twenty-five or so big-name authors with literary-auction-level fame (and among actors, by twenty-five or…

EEEEEE-books!! 5 Top Questions

EEEEEE-books!! 5 Top Questions

A short intro to digital media for authors who haven’t got a clue Guest Expert: Lynn Serafinn I’m a fairly techie person. I’m on the computer so much I might has well have a microprocessor implanted into my brain so I didn’t have to sit at my desk all the…

Going Digital with eBooks

Going Digital with eBooks

Guest Expert: Paula Krapf “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” Stephen Fry What’s relatively inexpensive to produce, has a quick turnaround time, and is Evergreen? In the publishing world, we’re talking about eBooks. Once mostly unknown and obscure documents with limited distribution, eBooks in some…

Smart Strategies for Pricing Your Ebook

Guest Expert: Dana Lynn Smith There’s no doubt that ebooks sales are sizzling, and ebooks have even surpassed sales of printed books on Amazon.com. But the publishing industry continues to wrestle with the issue of how to price ebooks competitively, while still providing a reasonable profit for authors and publishers.…

Plan your (eBook) “Flight”  and “Fly Your Plan”

Plan your (eBook) “Flight” and “Fly Your Plan”

Expert: Claudia Jackson Pilots use checklists for pre-flight and pre-landing operations. A checklist helps keep a pilot focused, remember important details and most importantly help them make good decisions to prevent simple errors that might otherwise lead to disaster. In order for your book get a great take-off you need…

Book Marketing Mondays: EBooks Set Record Sales – Indie Authors Gain Power

Guest Expert: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen THE EBOOK MARKET IS EXPLODING! Even with less than 3 months left, the first 9 months into 2010 shows eBooks TRIPLING wholesale revenues. EBooks set record sales: “eBooks reached an all time record in the book industries at 9% of ALL wholesale book revenues, jumping drastically…