Seth Godin, Rupert Murdoch and Apple Make News of the Day about new self-published books, a new e-newspaper for the iPad, and the platform wars
Apple’s iPad is a versatile computer accessory for consuming content. We try to find productivity apps that self-publishers can use, including Pages, Evernote, Dropbox, Atomic Web Browser and Goodreader, each of which fills a specific need.
When self-publishers plan their book, their publication and their marketing, they rarely get stuck. But when they do, here are some suggestions to get unstuck, and get back on track, whether you’re still working on your manuscript or already in print.
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.
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.
Audiobooks are mostly the province of large traditional publishers with the resources to produce them for their top-selling authors. But the tools of production are now within the reach of self-publishers as well.
Back when I started this blog I really didn’t know what information would prove to be most useful to today’s self-publishers, or what would be the most popular. A couple of months in, once I had paused long enough to figure out Google’s Analytics program and dig into the numbers a bit, I was pretty […]
This is a continuation of the What Does Self-Publishing Cost series: What Does Self-Publishing Cost: A Preview What Does Self-Publishing Cost: DIY Today let’s look at the next level of ambition, the author who decides to publish and seriously attempt to sell books in an economical way. Let’s call this publisher the Online Self-Publisher. 9 […]
I talk to writers every week who are thinking about self-publishing. It’s a major step, and each person takes that step in their own way. People seem to be most influenced by their own professional background, and sometimes by knowing someone who published a book. A big part of my job in these talks is […]