Posts tagged: ancillary publishing

25 blogs about Kindle, Nook, Create Space, LSI, Smashwords

OnI was asked what blogs I had about “open” publishing. Here they are, below, and I’m certain there are more too so if you have a specific word or topic you are hunting for, please type it in the search box to see if it pops up! The publishers mentioned in the blogs are Kindle, [...]

How to convert your book file into ePub format—fast and free!

OnSo here you are with a dandy book that millions of hungry readers want to buy and hide on their tablets, readers, or computers—but you can’t get it from Word (.doc or .docx) or other formats into .ePub. You probably want to use .ePub to post your book with an “open” publisher like Kobo or [...]

Want to sell almost 100% of your NF writing?

OnThat’s the title of a three-hour program I’m offering at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference on Monday, Feb. 17, from 9-noon. I thought you might enjoy an overview of the program that all of the registered participants will receive on an all-program digital plug-in fairly soon. It’s a one-page summary of what I will explain [...]

Which sells best: major houses, ebook, or self-publishing?

On“What kind of book do you want to sell?” has to be the first question. I’m interested here in nonfiction. That’s because self-publishers don’t publish fiction. It’s almost impossible for them to sell, and I want to compare all three since we can now dip into all three ponds, two directly and the third by [...]

7 solutions for submission snarls for ebooks and CreateSpace

OnFor the past couple of years I’ve been trying to eliminate all the expenses one encounters when compiling and publishing an “open” book. Those are the books that CreateSpace, Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and Scribd will accept from you, prepare, and market. Their part is free ($25 or so for CreateSpace). As I’ve found free-arounds I [...]

Eight ways you can correct book errors in print!

OnWe’ve just published a book (The Art of School Boarding) that probably reached the printer (McNaughton-Gunn) yesterday. I’ll double check tomorrow to be sure the text we sent and the artwork (from Pakistan) are there. It used to be that once a book reached the paper or hard back printer (here, to Saline, Michigan, from [...]

What should the insides of your book look like?

OnSince you’ll start thinking about the inside layout and format as you are writing the book, take a quick look at my blog from a few weeks back, Don’t write dumb; read five more books very similar to yours first. You’ll see that what you want in your book is hiding inside the five or [...]

Your book’s back cover must be created early and properly

OnBack covers used to be almost the first place book buyers would look to see what was inside the book they had in hand, in a bookstore, at a convention stall, in the library, or from a colleague’s bookshelf. Was it worth flipping through the book’s pages? What could you get out of it? Would [...]

Our “best practices” for general market book publishing in mid-2013

OnIsn’t the idea to get your book out right now so the words are available for immediate purchase by others? Your PDF ebook downloads first, the Kindle-Nook kind of reader ebooks can see light in minutes once their submission is completed. And your core printed paperback, plus CreateSpace’s version, are a week or two behind. [...]

I flat out love the open publishing system…

OnI flat out love the open publishing system where you can send a book to six or seven publishers and it’ll be available in a day, or a few, to anybody who wants to know what you want to share. Not that I think, with exceptions, that the self-pub, do-it-yourselfers are going to be able [...]