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 […]
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.
If you have a lot of content on your WordPress blog and you want to create a book from it, this is the tool I most often recommend to organize your work. You just download your blog posts to your desktop, then upload them to your free PressBooks account, rearrange, edit, add front and back […]
Canva announced their ready-to-edit ebook cover designs this month. Take a look and you’ll find a bunch of templates pre-filled with images, fonts, and graphics. You can switch out the image with your own (or stock photo or royalty-free image), and change the font color and sizes.
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 […]
This week, Smashwords announced what they say is its most ambitious feature ever, assetless preorders. I always encourage authors to use Smashwords, the largest ebookseller in the world, to publish and distribute their ebooks to the widest network possible. If you’ve got Smashwords and Kindle, then you’ve got the ebook market covered. Not to mention app stores and libraries. […]
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 […]
Today BookBaby announced print on-demand (POD) distribution services, which means that now they offer possibly the most complete solution available for authors who are self-publishing. They have long offered short run printing services – which meant that you could get a bunch of books delivered to you (or another address) – along with print book […]
I wanted to pass this news from Pressbooks on to you. Pressbooks is an online (in the cloud) publishing system that I’ve used twice to create books. It also has a great blog-to-book capability and they allow you to import from Word. They have awesome templates that export to PDF for print and MOBI and […]