Negotiating the ins and outs of Smashwords, deciding on distribution options, the tremors set off by the success of the iPad, and a day in the life of a modern writer. It’s all good, enjoy!
James Byrd on Logical Expressions Blog
Adventures with Smashwords – Publishing an E-Book
“The Smashwords Style Guide and the information I’ve presented here should help you produce a nice looking e-book. But it won’t look like your print book, and it won’t look perfect in every e-reader.”
Carla King on PBS MediaShift
Want Your Self-Published Book in Stores? Weigh the Options
“The rise of online book retailers means that self-publishers have better access to customers than ever. But many authors still want to be on bookstore shelves. The good news is that you don’t really need traditional distribution to get into bookstores.”
Samir Kakar on Digital Book World
iPad Revisited: 5 Topics for Publishers to Consider
“The bottom line is that the iPad’s app capability presents an incredibly large and clean slate for exploring how static content can be brought to life as new and powerful learning aids, though apps are significantly more expensive and less portable than converting textbooks to e/iBooks.”
T.H. Mafi on Call Me Tahereh
A Day in the Life of a Writer
“38. Comfort yourself with the thought that once Gmail is fixed, all those Agent Offers will pour in.”
And for Something a Little Different . . .
Michael N. Marcus on Bookmaking
It’s time to build your publishing vocabulary. Here are some words that may not be very useful, but may make you smile