It can be tough to choose how to distribute your print books and, to make it even more complicated, you can use combinations of services to maximize your marketing and profits. Lots of authors sell their print book directly to readers who shop in the Amazon store using Amazon KDP Print. They distribute everywhere else […]
If you’re like most authors, you’re confused about how to distribute your print book. I’ll get straight to the point. I like a combination of Amazon Kindle Print (used to be CreateSpace) and IngramSpark to get your book into the online retailers. This post explains why.Is your book ready to print?Your book is ready to […]
Authors have learned that preorders create excitement and greater sales for their books. But Amazon KDP Print (formerly CreateSpace) does not offer a preorder function for selling print books on Amazon. What!? It doesn’t make sense, but that’s the way it is. There are two solutions. One of them is a ridiculous workaround, so this […]
With all the 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. Ebook distributorAn ebook distribution service distributes your ebook to a wide range of online retailers. Aggregators collect a percentage of sales (about […]
It used to be very difficult for self-publishers to get their books into libraries. But today, the library system is increasingly accepting of self-published titles. Here’s how you can get your book onto the bookshelves and into their ebook catalogs. Be Big on Smashwords Way back in 2014 Smashwords founder Mark Coker made a deal with OverDrive to distribute […]
My book formatting guide is free on IngramSpark. Whether you are publishing in print, digital, or both, everything you need to know to put out a book that retailers can sell–on shelves and online–can be found here. Just sign up for their email news and get it for free.
My new book formatting guide is available now on IngramSpark. You can download it for free, and find out how to get your book into PDF for print and ebook formats EPUB and Kindle. Go to the IngramSpark website and you’ll see it in the header banners. Get it here.
Microsoft Word “Styles” is the single most powerful tool in an author’s toolbox, yet most writers haven’t even heard of it. How about you? Do you make manual changes to paragraphs and fonts? Do you select each chapter title in your book to change the font size or to style it in bold or italics, […]
IngramSpark can now print color pages on both sides of your book cover with duplex printing. Imagine the kind of information you can provide on the inside cover: art, images, testimonials, book description, contact information! I like IngramSpark for distributing trade paperbacks, hardbacks, and ebooks via the wide Ingram distribution network. (More info on book aggregation […]
PressBooks’ Hugh McGuire just sent out a handy guide to preparing and selling a book with this cloud publishing system. I’ve used the tool three times now and love it. Have distributed using my own site, BookBaby and CreateSpace. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Here’s what he had to say in his newsletter. PressBooks was invented to help writers and […]