This Week in the Blogs, September 11 – 17, 2011

by | Sep 18, 2011

Mornings seem to be cooling off, and the path to fall looks quite short from here. This week we’ve got e-book cover design considerations, the opening of the gates, marketing, creating e-books, and more new technology to help sell those e-books. Have fun.

Piotr Kowalczyk on Password Incorrect
Ebook Specific Cover Design: #2 – Size and Resolution
“People judge books by their covers. It’s still true, but while designing for the web we have to switch the perspective. In my opinion: totally.”

Bob Mayer on Write It Forward
The real gatekeepers in publishing now? Authors.
“Here’s the deal: writers create the product. The quality of the product is going to determine how readers react to it. The ability to promote/market the product is going to determine if readers even get a chance to react to it.”

Dan McGirt on Marketing Tips for Authors
5 Tips For Marketing Your Novel The Second Time Around By Dan McGirt
“We all love a good comeback story. A growing number of authors are reclaiming the rights to their out-of-print backlist titles–books that may have been first published years or even decades ago–and bringing those books back as ebooks or print-on-demand titles.”

Carla King on Mediashift
How to Self-Publish Your E-Book
“In this piece, I’ll explore what I call Path 1: E-book only or e-book first. By using either Smashwords and Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, or a service like BookBaby, get your e-book aggregated to the online retailers.”

Dean Wesley Smith on Dean Wesley Smith
Book Cards Work
“A book card is a way to turn an electronic book into a physical product to sell in regular stores. In fact, a number of bookstore owners at the World Science Fiction convention in Reno mentioned to me that this idea might just be what saves them in a number of years as electronic book sales dwarf print book sales.”

Photo by JimCrotty.com

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