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What if you could get all your Kindle notes and highlights into Evernote where they were instantly available? Now you can by following these nine simple steps.
I love reading books on my KINDLE and being able to save my notes and highlights. I also love EVERNOTE (a digital brain), which gives you the ability to clip and save articles from all over the web. Now, I find that all my Kindle notes and highlights can be saved to Evernote!
I had no idea that I had a "unique" Amazon Kindle page that shows me a list of all my books, with links to the notes and highlights, progress on each of the books, and ratings. The easy-to-follow steps in this article make it a no-brainer to transfer this info into Evernote. If you do reviews on Amazon, this makes it a snap to save the notes and then pull them up before you leave your reviews.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***
Link to the full article: http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-get-your-kindle-highlights-into-evernote.html
"The days of being teased are over. Do we really want to play the warehouse food sample game?"
Quite a few authors are giving away a free chapter to their work on their blog or other writing sites. These sites are hoping to be the place where the author first shelved parts of their mega best-seller.
The problem? If your book is on Amazon they already provide a free sample download, so are you providing any extra value? I don't believe so.
If you are using a free chapter givewaway to get an e-mail address, so be it. You are creating a relationship with your reader, and that is a good thing. Maybe instead you should give away an audio sample instead of the written sample. Get creative with this, and use the giveaway before the launch of your book to send people to your written work.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***
Link to the original article: http://www.takepermission.com/writing/free-chapter-give-away-publishing-mistake/
The Guardian (blog)The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear"Digital book distribution is available to anyone who wants it."
I was interested to read insights by Barry Eisler, best-selling traditional and now-self-published author. He asked the question, "The choices are good for writers, so why are legacy publishers so angry?"
Book distribution via paper publishing has been in existence forever, until the introduction of Amazon Kindle in 2007. Has it only been 6 years? The writer could hire out everything EXCEPT distribution. Now the tables have clearly turned. The writer has the world at his or her fingertips.
85% of a writer's revenues were turned over to the book distributor for an entire publishing package. A writer can now take 70% of the profits their self-published book between $2.99-$9.99 on Amazon.
Traditional publishers are scrambling. Who's in the driver's seat now?
Link to the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2013/apr/29/digital-truths-traditional-publishers