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To Print or Not to Print - No Question

To Print or Not to Print - No Question | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Converting an e-book to a conventional printed version is a no-brainer. Well, that's what I thought when I decided to take Little River from the e-book only world to print.  With an old-fashioned b...
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The Indie Revoluution Has Been Won, So Why Are Publishers Not Adapting? | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

The Indie Revoluution Has Been Won, So Why Are Publishers Not Adapting? | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"It’s literally been years since publishing industry experts first scoffed at the current self-publishing methods, as the book world as a whole looked down their noses at authors’ feeble attempts to get published. From the beginning, self-publishing was the kiss of death for a book, if not for the author; as big-name authors began to get big-number contracts off their self-published efforts, that attitude began to change, in the eyes of the publishers and the readers.

But if self-publishing has adapted to the market to the point that authors can find a level of satisfaction in the process, why aren’t traditional publishers changing their business practices to recreate that process for their own titles?"

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Told by an idiot, No. 6

Told by an idiot, No. 6 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The self-publishing industry has allowed anyone with a computer and a small amount of money to call themselves authors. Not long ago, I read a fascinating article in the New York Times (unfortunate...
Marianela Camacho Alfaro's insight:

It is manifestly obvious that a self-published author is no author at all, and that a self-published book is not published. And since a book must have an author, it is surely evident that a self-published book is not even a book. What it is, I cannot say: a new variety of spam, likely.

Now, it is trivially true that self-publishers ‘lack the processes that we can count on to ensure a minimum level of quality’. This is why, for instance, Fifty Shades of Greywas worthless drivel when E. L. James self-published it, but the very same book was a work of high-quality literature when it was released by Vintage Books. All the products of the publishing industry are high-quality literature, of course, and anything not published by the industry is obvious drek. This logically means that every book published goes from the one category to the other on the date of publication.

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How Authors Can Sell Through Indie Bookstores Online - GalleyCat

How Authors Can Sell Through Indie Bookstores Online - GalleyCat | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How Authors Can Sell Through Indie Bookstores Online
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5 Ways Authors Can Sell Through Indie Bookstores Online

1. Add a simple link on your site: Use the IndieBound search, find your book and copy the link.

2. Sign up as an IndieBound Affiliate: Sign up here to use IndieBound as a way to sell books on your site.

3. Add a Book Widget to your site: If you are an affiliate, you can build one at the IndieBound Widget Workshop.

4. Share the Indie Bookstore Finder with your readers: Use this handy online map to help readers discover a local indie bookstore.

5. Remind your readers How To Buy eBooks at Your Favorite Indie Bookstore.

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