All Blog Posts Tagged 'eBook' (11)

Bestselling Author’s Tips On eBook Self-Publishing

By Mark Young
Bestselling novelist James Scott Bell likes to take chances. This year—after successfully writing novels for traditional publishers for…

Added by Mark Young on June 25, 2011 at 3:18am — No Comments

Self-Publishing: Final Thoughts

As this month comes to an end, I wanted to add some final thoughts about self-publishing, promoting yourself and the entire process.

Wouldn't it be nice if writers could just write their books and someone else could take care of the rest? It doesn't matter if you are a writer with a publishing company or an indie writer - either way, in today's world we all have to do something to get our books out there.

But how much do you have to do, and how much time should you spend… Continue

Added by Cheryl Bradshaw on March 31, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Self-Publishing: Book Samples and Formatting - Does It Really Matter?

This topic is a little off the beaten path of self-publishing, but it does tie in, and I'll tell you why.

As indie writers, we're in the business of selling books (among other things). So, I took a poll, and these were my questions:

1. Do you sample before you buy a book?

2. If yes, what are you looking for and what turns you off or makes you decide not to purchase?

3. Does formatting matter, mistakes, errors, etc. and if so, how much?

4. How much of a…

Added by Cheryl Bradshaw on March 22, 2011 at 3:59am — No Comments

eBook Sales Increase 115% in January 2011


The market just doubled. Did your sales? Mine didn't.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 20, 2011 at 1:53am — 1 Comment

Self-Publishing: Promoting Yourself - Part 3

A big part of self-publishing is getting out there and becoming involved, and there are so many ways to do that, but I wanted to list several sites that allow you to interact and get to know your readers. I've already covered some of the sites you should sign up with, but I wanted to focus on writer forums.

If you have an eBook on Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook, and chances are you do - you really should pop into their boards and take part. I will say that I see the same… Continue

Added by Cheryl Bradshaw on March 17, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

International Read an eBook Week Ends Today (March 12)

It's all over when the sun goes down and the ghouls eat the people who didn't read an eBook this week.


If you're interested, this is the last day Smashwords will offer my eBook for free. Get it here:


There are also a ton of other deals right now on eBooks at Smashwords. Check 'em out!

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 13, 2011 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

How's International Read an eBook Week Going for You?

The hallowed holiday ends March 12. So how are things going? Sold any eBooks? Discovered any new authors? Decided yet if you'll write it "e-book," "ebook" or "eBook?"


I found a pile of new authors I want to read, many of them exclusively publishing electronically.


Which brings to light the other conundrum of this week. I don't own an e-reader. I'm still addicted to print.


Isn't there a cheap gateway drug to e-readers out there? I just can't see…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 11, 2011 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

March 6-12 is International Read an eBook Week

Break out the Shameless Self-Promotion Hat and Blatant Tooting Horns, International Read an eBook Week is blessedly upon us.


I'm celebrating in style. Smashwords is once again hosting a site-wide promotion. Authors opt in their works for special discounts. My eBook of flash fiction happens to be free during this time (get it here).


What are you doing? Any special deals?

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Was the Experiment a Success?

I recently conducted a little experiment in book marketing, placing an ad on FaceBook promoting the release of my three mystery/medical thriller novels as eBooks. The materials utilized for the experiment were no more than my laptop, a little electricity, a high speed cable Internet connection, and a credit card --- as well as some spare time that I did not have. (Perhaps I should have spent the minutes moving past page 100 of my work–in–progress, a fourth novel…


Added by Darden North, MD on October 5, 2010 at 10:29pm — 5 Comments

Step Right Up and Get Your Free Mini eBook

Ronco couldn't come up with a better offer.

For only three easy payments (please no checks or money orders) of $0.00 a month, we'll send you the first three chapters of "Cleansing Eden."

But wait! There's more.…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 2, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments


Pundits have for the past year danced around those shoveling dirt onto the grave of traditional publishers. Not that publishers will vanish into the hole any time soon. But the emergence of ebooks seems ready to drive the mass of readers to electronic readers.…


Added by ChristopherGMoore on June 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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