According to American Publishers Association’s (APA) latest numbers e-book sales are declining, down by 24.9 per cent. The same report shows a declined in hardback sales, but an increase in paperback sales. For most writers, a combination of print and e-publishing is still the best strategy. I’ll be honest; I Read More ….
You may not expect a supernatural novelist, game developer, composer, and self-described jack-of-all-trades to be able to teach anything about marketing, more specifically e-book marketing. Guido Henkel does just that in his recent book Zen of eBook Marketing. Henkel gives practical, easy to do marketing task that any author can Read More ….
It’s exciting with the completion of each step on the way to publication. I’ve finished a very important hurdle: formatting. The file has been converted. A final look for any details that need to be fixed, then off to the publishing step. You can see the preview file in this Read More ….
Four years ago I began teaching “Introduction to e-Publishing” and “Creating and Formatting e-Books” through the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. The next year I taught them at online conferences and later in-person conferences. This year, in addition to the classes, I will be offering a book based on the Read More ….
March 1 kicked off Read an E-book Week. The Week was officially recognized by Chase Calendar of Events in 2004. Of course, the purpose is make readers aware of the potential of e-reading. I was one of the purest. I just couldn’t imagine reading electrons rather than pages. I was Read More ….
On her blog, The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing, D. D. Scott offers this advice in her Beginner’s To-do List: “Decide for yourself, based on your own skill levels, whether or not you’ll be doing your Format and Cover Design.” (sic) (emphasis added) I absolutely agree that each writer must make Read More ….
A question about 3D objects in EPUB3 books came up on a list I follow. Since the discussion was interesting, I decided to take a look at the possibilities. From my research, I see this as a huge possibility in technical manuals and textbooks. Three-D objects that can be rotated Read More ….
A notice came over Google+ from an author that his book was now ready and he wanted feedback. The first problem for me as a book reviewer was no offer to give the book to reviewers.I don’t limit my reviews to free books, but it always helps push me to Read More ….
Unlike print books, e-books aren’t based on pages. It is one long flowing document. The reading device and user preferences determine the “pages” as the book is viewed. For this reason, page numbers and headers/footers aren’t used in an e-book. There’s no way for the e-reader to know where to Read More ….
Last year “Read an E-book Month” was declared in Canada with special focus on “Read an E-book Week.” While researching the special month, I found that Read an E-book Week was first registered in 2004. I can see why it was started. In 2004 I was still adamant that I wouldn’t read e-books Read More ….