Category Archives: Publishing Business

Aggregators: How to Get Your Book Into More Retail Outlets

Let’s face it; getting your book into multiple retail outlets is time-consuming. While it’s simple enough to publish your ebook to Amazon and distribute your print title through Ingram, reaching all of the possible retail outlets requires setting up an monitoring many accounts. This is where aggregators can help. In 8 Places to Self-publish Besides… Read More »

Book Sales: Strategy Change for 2016…or Not

Book sales for print rise in 2015 compared to flat ebook sales. That’s the headline that’s made the rounds in Q4 of 2015. As we near 2016, it’s time to start thinking about your publishing strategy. What do you need to do to be successful in 2016? Should you focus book sales more on print… Read More »

Is Reading Books on the Web the Next Trend?

Reading books on the Web is not new. But is online reading to become the latest trend in digital book publishing? Online books have been around since the Gutenberg Project started digitizing books and made reading books on the Web possible. Nothing new here. But the advent of e-readers and e-reading apps quickly squashed the short-lived… Read More »

Publishing A Book: 5 Tips to Safeguard Your Future

Authors are becoming creative when it comes to marketing and publishing a book. For those who forego the agent and traditional publishing house, a host of options make reaching readers more possible and affordable than ever. But going it on your own is hard work. It’s time-consuming. It can be expensive. And let’s not mention… Read More »

How To Get A Free Book Barcode

When I first started publishing, I used CreateSpace for the printed versions. It was simple. Upload a file and it gets published on Amazon. But when I wanted the printed versions of my clients’ books to be available elsewhere and for sale in bookstores, CreateSpace didn’t cut it. I had always purchased ISBNs in bulk… Read More »

ISBN: Do I Need One to Self-publish?

If you’ve already dipped your toes into the pool of publishing, you’ve come across the option of whether or not to purchase an ISBN or whether to let a distributor such as CreateSpace or Smashwords assign an ISBN to your book. An International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, is a unique identifier for every book published.… Read More »

8 Places to Self-publish Besides Amazon

Are you planning to self-publish your books on Amazon’s Kindle Distribution  KDP? If so, you have good reason. Amazon is the leading book distributor in the United States and in many countries around the world. But why would you limit yourself to a U.S. book distributor? And why only self-publish with one book distributor when there… Read More »