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How To Build A Successful Writing Career Through Self-Publishing
Self-publishing makes it easy to get your words out there – the tricky part is ensuring that your work gets read. That requires self-promotion. Three authors share their tips on how best to accomplish this in an ever-shifting landscape.
How to self-publish your novel as an ebook
The process of publishing your own book can be both very simple and very complex. The actual mechanics of publishing an ebook, or even a print book, have become relatively easy, especially if you give yourself to the Amazon ecosystem.
A sane self-publishing eBook pricing model
Jack Preston King proposes that the first step in the reader-reconditioning process is for indie authors to agree among themselves to hold to a sane eBook pricing model for independently published work.
Do eBooks Earn More Money at Lower Prices?
If prices rise, authors with royalty deals don’t get paid more for e-books with higher prices. They make less as sales fall. Publishers, it seems from the data, are making less, as well. So, why are the big guys still raising e-book prices?
A manifesto for self-publishing authors
Orna Ross, founding director of the Alliance of Independent Authors answers The Bookseller’s call for five-minute manifestos on the future of the book business.
The Martian: Matt Damon’s new space film started as a self-published e-book
The epic tale of survival had humble beginnings in 2009 as a self-published eBook written by San Francisco computer programmer, Andy Weir. He began posting the story on his website, chapter by chapter, when it gained a cult following. In 2012, he posted the novel on the Kindle site after receiving several requests from fans. Eighteen months later, Weir was negotiating both a publishing deal with Random House and film rights with Fox.
The collapse of Bilbary illustrates how tough the ebook marketplace is
Philip Jones at The Bookseller argues that the collapse of ebook retailing and lending website Bilbary tells us as much about the developing ebook market as Simon & Schuster’s deal with Amazon (a version of agency) does.
A reader’s first look at Kindle Scout
Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader takes a look at the first set of submissions to Kindle Scout and finds the writing quality surprisingly high, especially when compared with the quality of some of the covers