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 […]
Make money selling books and . . . stuffAs an author, you can easily increase you income stream with affiliate marketing programs because writing comes naturally for you. Affiliate programs and curation tools help you make a few more pennies on each sale of your book as well as on other books and products that […]
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 […]
If you’re self-publishing a text-heavy book and you don’t have the money to hire an interior designer you have a couple of good choices: Book Design Templates and Pressbooks.Book Design templatesYou can get beautiful, customizable, and professional-looking Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign templates for as little as $57 for both print and ebook formats. They’ve got […]
Import your WordPress blog into Pressbooks and you have the basis for a book. Create an account, name your book, upload a cover, insert front matter and add chapters, all in the cloud, via your web browser. Just navigate to your WordPress blog and export your posts in XML format to your desktop. Then import […]
Blasty is an online tool that monitors Google for illegal copies of your content and allows you to remove them with one click. The product is in beta and you can get free access now. I signed for the early beta of the service in 2015 and then promptly forgot about it. Then, a […]
Why is it important to make your WordPress website and blog “self-hosted” and “managed?” Let me tell you a story. My friend was on Good Morning America. He was charming and the hosts loved him, and gazillions of people saw him and clicked to his site to buy his book. But, horror of all horrors, his […]
When Reedsy released their online book creation tool earlier this year I was naturally eager to geek out and give it a try. I’ve been creating books with the Pressbooks online book creation and publishing tool for years, which is based on WordPress and offers a lot of features. How does Reedsy compare, I wondered? […]
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.
I found this Pew report on e-book reader ownership for older adults – who are voracious readers and worthy of cultivating. This is a 2014 report gathering data from 2013, so the numbers are surely higher by now.