ebooks

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…

Can Our Own eBooks Become More Interactive?

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva We all know the slick, high tech interactive eBooks from places like the Apple Ipad, iPhone and other Vook-like major publishing houses footing the bill for these apps/books. There are also traditional publishers with money to throw at this technology, such as those that Penguin demonstrated…

Q & A: Publishing Your Book Digitally

On 23rd March our webinar on Publishing Your Book Digitally was interesting and packed with great info. Our panel consisted of Joanna Penn (Author and creator of the Author 2.0 Blueprint) and Gary Smailes(with over 10 years experience of the publishing industry). They answered a lot of questions but we…

5 Tips On Setting E-Books Prices

Guest Expert: Tony Eldridge The self-publishing industry is certainly changing and this can certainly be seen in the e-book segment. It’s safe to say that e-books are now fully embraced by the traditional publishing industry as well. Even so, the e-publishing industry is still maturing and things will look radically different…

Q & A: E-Book Formatting: The Next Generation of Readers are Electronic

On 16th March our webinar on E-Book Formatting: The Next Generation of Readers are Electronic was interesting and packed with great info. Our panel consisted of Claudia Jackson (from Telemachus Press who have launched NovelHelp University) and April Hamilton (founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat). They answered a lot…

Ta Da! E-books are great tools for promotion

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson There may be as many different kinds of electronic books as you’re likely to find of the more substantial kind in bookstores. There you see hardcover books, trade paperbacks, mass market paperbacks, books bound with twirly wires, pop-up books, large-print books, tactile books and more. E-books are…