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Category Archives for "Ebooks"

PublishDrive announces Amazon Advertising tool updates

Self-Publishing Industry News, Carla King, Self-Pub Boot Camp

PublishDrive is an ebook distribution company that competes with other services like Smashwords, Draft2Digital, StreetLib, and IngramSpark. They’re differentiating themselves with deep reach into the Chinese English-speaking market via their partnership with Dangdang (the Amazon of China), ebook marketing options, and an Amazon Advertising tool you can access within your PublishDrive account. Carla King and Kinga […]

Walmart eBooks takes on Amazon Kindle: What does it mean for authors?

Introducing Walmart Ebooks

Walmart and Rakuten Kobo have joined forces to create Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo, a brand that aims to give Amazon Kindle and Audible competition in the ebook and audiobook markets.What does Walmart eBooks mean for ebook authors?If you’re a self-publisher who sells your ebook in the Kobo store, either directly using Kobo Writing Life or an ebook aggregator that […]

Distribution: How your book gets to your readers

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Amazon IngramSpark Smashwords Draft2Digital Carla King

With all the aggregation and distribution services available to you, it can be difficult to choose a path. This post aims to clarify those terms and the tools and services I most recommend to independent authors.  Let’s start with this statement and unwind from there. Indie authors can upload ebooks to distribute to eeach online ebook retailer […]

3 Most Common Book Formats for Self-Publishers

The first thing to know when entering the book world is the differences among your formatting options. There are three main formats used to create and design your book, each offering a different set of pros and cons. There are other options, but they have fallen to the wayside in a progressive, competitive digital publishing […]

How to Create Standard, Text-Heavy E-books

If you’re on track to creating a text-heavy e-book, you’ll need to know the basic programs, options, and helpful tools available to you. Basic styles and formats The two major formats for simple, text-heavy e-books are EPUB and Amazon’s MOBI (for Kindle). In your book-creation tool of choice, (Microsoft Word, InDesign, PressBooks…) make sure to […]

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