Calibre provides a robust suite of services to help manage your ebook library, subscribe to news feeds, and perform conversion and syncing to mobile devices. And it’s open source software, with expanding support from a large user community around the world.
Archives for May 2010
BookExpo America, a look at special sales, an “Author-services Index,” CreateSpace, hiring an editor, Amazon’s John Fine speaking out, and Apple opening the iBookstore to self-publishers. We’re on a roll. Enjoy.
For new visitors: Saturday is the day I take to write about pretty much whatever strikes me, frequently off-topic. A recipe might appear once in a while, or a memory. It’s Saturday—take a minute. Enjoy. May 28, 2010 / By the side of the road rounding Back Ranch / 8:07 a.m. Friday, Sunny I’m not […]
Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary computer accessory ideal for consuming content, consuming digital products and, eventually, for targeted direct marketing. It’s seductive interface and the simplicity of its operation may lead it to wide adoption and use in mass marketing.
Zoe Winters, indie author and self-publisher describes how her two novellas reached #1 and #2 in the Amazon Kindle store for Gothic romance. She explains her use of social media and her passion for the indie publishing model.
Self-publishing means you will need to learn numerous aspects of the book publishing business. Learning from professionals shortens your learning curve considerably. These podcasts of three sessions of panels held at the Commonwealth Club of California, give a good introduction.
There are now many ways for self-publishers to get into the Apple iBookstore for the iPad. Unfortunately, the ebooks haven’t gotten any better. A look at different iBooks and a comparison to Kindle’s ebooks and a printed book are shown.
36 blogs that self-publishers can learn from. Book construction, editing, marketing, design and all phases of the publishing process. A great way to keep up with changes in the fast-moving publishing business.
As the storm clouds gather, and we wait to find out whether the iPad has come to liberate mankind, or enslave him to a new world order, the faithful gather in New York where the 2010 BookExpo America will be taking place this week. I hope to have reports coming back from intrepid reporters. And […]
Inserting the Apple iPad, the agency model, the iBookstore and Apple’s market-changing magin into the middle of the crumbling structure of book publishing and distribution may have a huge impact. Stay tuned.