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MediaShift . Can E-Books Succeed Without Amazon? | PBS

MediaShift . Can E-Books Succeed Without Amazon? | PBS | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

A look at KDP Select and alternatives to Amazon

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Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: "Dammit, Jim, I’m a Writer, Not a Book Marketer!"

Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: "Dammit, Jim, I’m a Writer, Not a Book Marketer!" | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
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You can write the best book in the world, but no one will buy it if you don't know how to market it. So how is a shy, introverted writer supposed to sell a book? Here are 16 options.

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Mark Z. Danielewski Shares Enhanced eBook Creation Advice - mediabistro.com

Mark Z. Danielewski Shares Enhanced eBook Creation Advice - mediabistro.com | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
mediabistro.comMark Z. Danielewski Shares Enhanced eBook Creation Advicemediabistro.com[eBook producer Lillian Sullam], thankfully, created a detailed chart outlining where all the animations appeared and how they were paired with music.
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Three Strategies for Content Monetization: Part 2 of 3 - Tools of ...

Three Strategies for Content Monetization: Part 2 of 3 - Tools of ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
In my last post about content monetization for book publishers, I introduced the strategy of “chunking” in which a publisher takes its licensed content and breaks it up into resellable, reusable pieces.
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E-book pricing: How much should I sell my book for? | WritelyDone

An independent author considering selling their e-books on-line is faced with a difficult question, “How much do I charge for this book?” What will people pay for an e-book anyway?
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Book Cover Basics, Part II Author Advice | Indies Unlimited

Book Cover Basics, Part II Author Advice | Indies Unlimited | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
A blog for independent authors and independent readers. Content includes interviews, articles, links, excerpts, quips, quotes, caption contests, reviews and recommendations.
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: I Take Everything Back

But my secret shame is that my agent has been consistently submitting my novels to them, which I only self-publish after they get rejected for being poorly written crap. Then, to mask my pain, I self-publish that garbage and ...
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Some interesting cases of digitally enhanced publishing to address ...

Some interesting cases of digitally enhanced publishing to address ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
It's also fittingly an instance of Bloomsbury Academic's particular approach to digitally enhanced publishing. The digitally enhanced book is accessible through a webpage with four tabs, each with distinct functionality: ...
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Kobo to start its own publishing venture | TeleRead: News and views ...

Kobo to start its own publishing venture | TeleRead: News and views ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

That's what the CBC is reporting. Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly...

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Apple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be ... - PCWorld

Apple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be ... - PCWorld | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Independent OnlineApple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be ...PCWorld"Because the ebooks market is growing very fast, we are worried about the development of practices that do not exist for physical books, such as...
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EU ready to settle with publishers over ebook price-fixing, but no talks yet - BetaNews

BetaNewsEU ready to settle with publishers over ebook price-fixing, but no talks yetBetaNewsBy Ed Oswald European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia says that the Competition Commission is open to a settlement with publishers in the increasingly...
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The changing role of publishing | Boagworld

The changing role of publishing | Boagworld | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
How do you see your website? Is it a broadcast tool or a way of engaging with your community?
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Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: 7 STEPS TO BECOMING AN AMAZON BESTSELLER (AND 3 REASONS WHY I WON’T TAKE THEM)

Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: 7 STEPS TO BECOMING AN AMAZON BESTSELLER (AND 3 REASONS WHY I WON’T TAKE THEM) | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

Anyone can be an Amazon Kindle bestseller by playing the numbers, and I'll tell you how in a moment.

 

First I want to explain why I would never do it.

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Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: The Why and How of Indie Publishing Hardcover Editions

Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: The Why and How of Indie Publishing Hardcover Editions | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

Having a hardcover means your book will be shelved on a shelf and not jammed into a carousel. (We learned this the hard way with our Dan Quixote paperback. After seeing how mangled it got, we...

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Latest Numbers: E-Books up, Paperbacks Down - Digital Book World

Latest Numbers: E-Books up, Paperbacks Down - Digital Book World | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Latest Numbers: E-Books up, Paperbacks DownDigital Book WorldChildren's e-book sales are up 252% in the first half of 2012 versus the same period last year – a surge thought to be fueled by the stupendous success of The Hunger Games – according to...
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eBook Settlement Could Mean Money for You - NBC Connecticut

eBook Settlement Could Mean Money for You - NBC Connecticut | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Legal News LineeBook Settlement Could Mean Money for YouNBC ConnecticutConnecticut residents who were overcharged for certain eBooks might be able to collect money because of a national settlement with three publishing companies.
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Author Advice | Indies Unlimited

Author Advice | Indies Unlimited | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
A blog for independent authors and independent readers. Content includes interviews, articles, links, excerpts, quips, quotes, caption contests, reviews and recommendations.
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Young Adult eBook Sales on the Rise - Good E-Reader (blog)

Young Adult eBook Sales on the Rise - Good E-Reader (blog) | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Young Adult eBook Sales on the RiseGood E-Reader (blog)By Mercy Pilkington Laura Hazard Owen of paidContent.org posted an article this morning that shows a strong surge in ebook sales in what has previously been an under-represented market: teen...
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How Adobe DRM Requires People to Pirate Library Books - TorrentFreak

How Adobe DRM Requires People to Pirate Library Books - TorrentFreak | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
TorrentFreakHow Adobe DRM Requires People to Pirate Library BooksTorrentFreakCurrently, ebooks are often protected with DRM, which has become famous for causing problems for the customers who pay for those ebooks.
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Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: What You Need to Know About Cover Design Before You Indie Publish Your Novel

Shevi the Storyteller's Storyteller: What You Need to Know About Cover Design Before You Indie Publish Your Novel | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

There are a lot of mistaken assumptions about how book covers are supposed to look, and that has led to thousands of badly designed indie published books.

It’s time to break down the assumptions so that you can have a better understanding of what will or won’t help you sell your book.

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Publishing trend opens access | Daily Trojan

Self-publishing allows college students like us to chase our dreams much sooner than members of older generations could. It is slowly tearing down traditional walls that have long been a part of many professional worlds ...
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Newspapers Are The Fastest Shrinking Industry In The U.S.

Newspapers Are The Fastest Shrinking Industry In The U.S. | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

As a journalist for over 12 years, I can attest to this:

If you want a job in journalism, look online.
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Letter from Scott Turow: Grim News | The Authors Guild Blog

Read @ScottTurow, president of @AuthorsGuild, post defending Big Publishing here: http://t.co/d8edO4Cv #litchat...
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INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World

INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
He is arguably one of the most successful bloggers and thought-leaders of our time.
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Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s Sights and They’re Going to Kill Us”

Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s Sights and They’re Going to Kill Us” | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
When you see Snooki's book on the New York Times Best Seller List, you know publishing is in trouble.

You can blame readers and say publishing is just giving the public what they want. But that'...
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