Tag Archives: books

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 »

e-Publishing: KISS Method for Formatting eBooks

Formatting books for e-publishing requires a very different approach. In this post, I share my method for formatting ebooks that look great on all devices. When I teach courses on e-publishing, one of the topics that creates the most discussion is the use of fonts and styles in formatting ebooks, especially among those accustomed to… 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 »

3 Reasons Why You Should Publish on iBooks

It’s a good question: Why should you publish on iBooks? After all, we often read that Amazon has the corner on the book selling market. But that’s not entirely true. I admit, when I first started publishing ebooks, I didn’t publish to iBooks. I was intimidated by the process. I had read numerous discouraging articles that… Read More »

The First 3 Steps to Self-publishing A Book

I’ve written a book. Now what? A hopeful author, like yourself, has written a manuscript, wants to publish it, but doesn’t know where to start. You are ready and determined to reach your dream of self-publishing a book–YOUR book. I’ve written this post for you, if you are completely new to self-publishing and have no… 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 »