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Let’s head back to the basics for new students to the ebook publishing market. There are a few tips that will at least bring you up to speed with the self-publishing lingo that you may hear tossed about. These 5 things have remained fairly constant and will give you a head start on your own “Writing for Kindle” or other platforms.
1) Ebook publishing and DISTRIBUTION SERVICES (Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble Nook, Smashwords, etc.) are NONEXCLUSIVE and do not take any rights to your work. You can take it up and down, revise/update and change your price at any time)
2) There are SINGLE/MULTIPLE distribution services, which can be used in tandem (Smashwords, Bookbaby, FastPencil will distribute to multiple e-reading devices. Amazon’s KDP (Kindle) is a single-device publishing service.
3) Successful ebooks require excellent COVER DESIGN (Prices for novels typically run from .99 to 2.99)
4) Amazon royalties favor PRICING between $2.99-$9.99 (70% royalty at the 2.99-9.99, and 30% above 9.99)
5) Calibre is a free EBOOK CONVERSION SOFTWARE widely used to output ebook files from many types of sources. I personally like software called KBG (Kindle Book Generator) that will create a PDF of your book and all files necessary to publish to all platforms) Resource #3 on http://PhilosBooks.com/Resources
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on “Writing for Kindle”***
Link to the original article:http://janefriedman.com/2011/08/09/5-things-beginners-need-to-know-about-e-book-publishing/
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See on Scoop.it – EBook Promotion and Marketing
For a full review of Pinterest’s recent changes, take a peek at this handy infographic.
There are some new things we all need to learn if we are going to use Pinterest in our ebook promotion and marketing.
Some major changes:
o PROFILE now down to 160 characters from 200
o If you link to pin only, your link will be broken. You must use their “EMBED”
o NO LINKS in the description or comments of the pin
o You can no longer TWEET your pin at the time of pin. 🙁
o No more HASHTAGS # (you can do it, but they are not searchable)
o No more “LIKING” pin boards on Facebook
Well, let’s see–what is left? You do have analytics, but you must verify your website to get this feature. I guess we can still have fun pinning, and figure out the loopholes. Stay tuned.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on “Ebook Promotion and Marketing”***
Link to the original article:
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