I was delighted to listen to Joanna Penn and Dave Chesson mention my article Words Gone Wild! as part of their discussion about Amazon and keywords.
I recently had to revise my understanding of how Amazon KDP handles keywords–those essential pieces of metadata that help readers find your book.
When I pronounced that a PDF isn’t an ebook, but an ePub is, I didn’t mean that ePubs are somehow better than PDFs. I love PDFs. I love ePubs.
You’ve finished your manuscript and gotten it into a format ready to be uploaded for sale. For most of us, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing or KDP is the first and most important retailer we submit our ebooks to.
A lot of publishers selling ebooks decide to put all of their eggs in the Amazon basket. I don’t, I sell wide — that is, at as many retail and distribution outlets as possible.
You can price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform — they just don’t make it easy. And it isn’t always a good idea.
What is the difference between different formats of ebooks? We’ve talked about the difference between mobi and ePub. But what about the other major format labels and specifically, what’s the difference between ePub2 and ePub3?
One of the great advantages of ebooks over their paper-and-ink friends is that it’s relatively easy to create a compilation or box set.
So you’ve finished your book and you’re almost ready to hit PUBLISH, but you’re down to the very last choice… What price are you going to sell your ebook at?
On November 6, ebook distributor Pronoun announced that it was shutting down its operations. So where does that leave indie publishers looking to release new ebooks?