I’ve created audio version of some sections of my books and articles that I think are of particular interest. I hope these audio files help you learn on the go!
This was a great interview so I thought I’d repost it up front so you all could see it. Jason and Marla direct our conversation so that authors get the most out of our hour talk, extracting the essentials from my too-full brain on the topic! I look forward to joining Marla Miller at the […]
Blurb has long been known for its focus on high-quality, full-color, print-on-demand books, and it also has arguably the easiest-to-use DIY tools for building color books. These two features have long attracted authors despite the prohibitively high cost of color POD. But before the release of new features and services in April, I could only […]
David Wogahn of Sellbox visited the Self-Publishing San Diego Meetup Group to educate us about how to optimize our books for Amazon.com. Founded in 2002, Sellbox specializes in helping publishers, businesses and organizations develop and market their content in eBook and print-on-demand formats. They provide eBook strategy consulting, conversion services, CreateSpace POD publishing support and […]
This week’s indie pub love goes out to Smashwords’ Mark Coker, self-publishing author-enabler with his wildly successful publishing engine. If you’re self-publishing a text heavy ebook this is the place to be. Smashwords only makes money when authors make money. They have no author services to sell you, not even a how-to guide because Mark […]
A bonanza for readers! For Read an Ebook Week over 40,000 ebooks are free at Smashwords, Apple, B&N, Diesel, and many other vendors, including my American Borders Motorcycle Diaries. Grab it now along with all the sexy vampire stories you’ll ever want to read. Check out the official RAEW Facebook page, and read an interview […]
Thanks Jason Matthews and co-host Marla Miller for having me on the Indie Authors Podcast, #67. We talk about 20 minutes on self-publishing tools and services, including CreateSpace vs Ingram Spark, Amazon Kindle Select versus publishing everywhere, Aerbook Maker, PressBooks, DraftIn, marketing and promotion, creating community, and more. Video below.
Smashwords just announced its new Smashwords Interviews feature. The new feature is the latest marketing tool for Smashwords authors and helps readers learn the stories behind their favorite authors. Smashwords authors can choose their interview questions from a pre-populated template, or they can let their creativity shine by compiling and answering their own questions. The […]
Can’t get it quite perfect? eBook Architects rightly points out that: With the increasing number of eBook creation tools and services available to authors and publishers, you no longer have to be a coding guru or even very technically adept to make a basic eBook file. However, just being able to use a tool does […]
Read Mark Coker’s free Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success – identifying 28 best practices of the most commercially successful Smashwords authors. Many of the authors are poster children for the best practices he recommends. The Secrets book is all about what you as an author can do to publish professionally. He underscores in the book […]