Tag Archives: ebooks

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 »

eBook Formatting: 4 Publishing Tools

eBook formatting isn’t just for newbies to publishing; sometimes even we old-timers can learn a new way of doing things. Take software, for example. There are many great software tools for writers, editors, and publishers to use for ebook formatting. Today I want to focus on three, not because they are the three best or the three… 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 »

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 »

Publishing EPUB eBooks

If you’re relatively new to self-publishing, perhaps you’ve only used Amazon to sell your ebooks. After all, it’s relatively simple. You create a Word doc, format it, and upload it to Amazon’s publishing platform, KDP. But if you want to publish your ebooks elsewhere, you need an EPUB. In case you’re not familiar with an… 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 »

iTunes Producer Easy Tutorial for iBooks

iTunes Producer is Apple’s online tool for publishing books to Apple’s iBooks store. The iBooks app comes loaded on all new iPhones and is available as an e-reader for all IOS devices. With more than 243 million iOS devices worldwide, why wouldn’t you publish your next book to the iBooks Store? For more reasons why YOU… 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 »