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Aerbook Maker, Kwik Help E-Books Come Alive with Multimedia

The development of user-friendly tools for authors to build rich-media books has boomed. Aerbook Maker and Kwik are two easy-to-use tools for authors of graphically rich enhanced e-books and apps. Mimetic Books is developing a tool for photographers and artists. The founders demonstrated these Corona-backed tools at the last meeting of the Palo Alto, Calif., […]

Why Self-Publishers Should Care That Penguin Bought Author Solutions

Should self-publishers care that Pearson, the corporate parent of Penguin Group, has acquired Author Solutions and its subsidiaries? Maybe. Because among them are Author House, Booktango, Inkubook, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Wordclay, AuthorHive, Pallbrio, and Hollywood Pitch. Thus, the move marks something significant happening in the world of self-publishing. Here’s my take on the acquisition and […]

Byliner and Atavist want your longish short works

I stopped going to most publishing and technology events here in the Bay Area because everyone is still so focused on the woes of publishers who refuse to get with the 21st century and change their business model to fit technology-driven changes in the industry. Earlier this month I was dragged along to a literary […]

Three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In this series, I’ve been looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses. Path […]

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