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Everything aspiring e-book authors need to know to master digital publishing.
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Ingram to Distribute Amazon Ebooks via Competing Retailers - The Mac Observer

Ingram to Distribute Amazon Ebooks via Competing Retailers - The Mac Observer | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
The Mac ObserverIngram to Distribute Amazon Ebooks via Competing RetailersThe Mac ObserverIngram has struck a deal with Amazon.com to distribute ebooks from the online retailer's own New York-based book publishing imprint through other retailers...
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Bought Agency Priced E-Books? $69 Million Settlement Pay-Out Is ...

Bought Agency Priced E-Books? $69 Million Settlement Pay-Out Is ... | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Assuming the court approves, the publishers will pay out the money into a fund and e-book stores will start notifying their customers within 30 days. The payout per agency-priced e-book bought will be valued at $1.32 if the ...
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How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book? | ePublish a Book

How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book? | ePublish a Book | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Other than actually writing a book, which is done at the authors’ expense, some crucial steps are needed before putting any book, whether self-published or not, on the shelves.

 

Here's a breakout of costs that you, an aspiring author, will have to absorb...

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Book Reviewers for Hire Meet a Demand for Online Raves

Book Reviewers for Hire Meet a Demand for Online Raves | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

"The growing business of self-published books has spawned an industry in which hired reviewers produce favorable online reviews..."

 

Viqi French: What a compelling story at New York Times about an online book review service for ebook self-publishers.

 

If you're writing an ebook or marketing an ebook, you'll derive great value from this article.

 

Interestingly, this also teaches quite a lesson re: reputation management -- and the damage that one disgruntled customer can potentially do a Web business.

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Apple Seeks Trial in Antitrust Ebook Case

Apple Seeks Trial in Antitrust Ebook Case | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Apple refuses to quit pursuing its ebook business model, and that's a good thing for authors. Amazon may have won the low-price ebooks battle, but it'll be interesting to see if, ultimately, Apple wins the war.

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Sell Any Type of Digital Product Immediately with Sellfy

Sell Any Type of Digital Product Immediately with Sellfy | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Says Robin Good: Sellfy is a new web service which allows you to upload e-books, music, video, software and to sell these items directly on Twitter, Facebook or on your own website with just a simple link.

 

How it works:

 

1) Upload your product

 

2) Set the price

 

3) Share "buy now" URL on Facebook or Twitter or

"buy now" buttons that can be embedded in any website.

 

Features: http://sellfy.com/features

 

Other key features:

No upfront costs. No subscription fee. Unlimited products can be uploaded. Unlimited storage space. Product files up to 2GB.

 

Pricing: http://sellfy.com/pricing

 

Try it out now: http://sellfy.com/


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600+ Places to Share Your Content and Get MORE Traffic…

600+ Places to Share Your Content and Get MORE Traffic… | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

The Ultimate List of Places to Guest Post. Over 600+ Sites where you can guest post, contribute articles, submit links, news, etc…

 

Great list of places and ways to grab more "eyeballs" and increase exposure for your brand online.


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Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #22 — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #22 — The Book Designer | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #22 including Jaye Manus, Linda Gillard, Toni of Duolit and many more...

 

Several excellent articles that'll help ebook publishers get a manuscript in shape to sell in the big digital marketplaces.

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How You Can Sell E-books to Mobile Twitter Users

How You Can Sell E-books to Mobile Twitter Users | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

If you are a self-publisher actively using social media to find readers and draw attention to your ebooks, this post is for you. Here's a great way to marry your book in the Amazon Kindle Store with Twitter's mobile users.

 

"There are great services like Ether Books, which are designed to reach mobile readers and populate their minds with high quality reads tailored to mobile c..."

 

 

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Get eBook Leads in 10mins/day: #8 Design Your eBook | Hy.ly

Get eBook Leads in 10mins/day: #8 Design Your eBook | Hy.ly | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
We're walking through a step-by-step tutorial on how to write, publish and market an eBook campaign to generate leads. We're currently in Phase #2: Writing your eBook. Today we are on Step #8 Design your eBook.
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3 – Social Media Marketing Tips and Secrets, Developing an eBook

3 – Social Media Marketing Tips and Secrets, Developing an eBook | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
MindProtein.com – “Social Media Marketing Tips and Secrets, Developing an eBook” Ralph Plumb and Konrad Sopielnikow discuss cutting edge secrets to SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, how to setup an online business, and ...
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7 Tips for Writing & Publishing Your First Ebook | Business 2 Community

7 Tips for Writing & Publishing Your First Ebook | Business 2 Community | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Writing and publishing an ebook is proven success strategy for branding yourself as an expert in your field. Good, basic ebook publishing tips here...

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Lulu Blog » The Best Web Resources for Authors (Part 2)

In an earlier blog post we went over some of the Internet's best sites for the latest on publishing, finding a critique buddy or group, and even writing prompts. But that's of course not all the Web has to offer.

 

http://copyclique.com/ebook-writing-service

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Planning to Self-Publish an Ebook? Beware of Smashwords!

Planning to Self-Publish an Ebook? Beware of Smashwords! | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

There are plenty of great reasons to self-publish, the most important of which is control. Did you know companies like Smashwords take your control away? (I'm and Indie Author because I want control over my books and distribution..."

 

Viqi French: This blog post rightfully warns ebook publishers to read the fine print VERY carefully re: book distribution deals. Smashwords is cited as the example of where you could be locked into an exclusive selling rights situation.

 

However, Smashwords isn't the lone wolf in this kind of scenario. Read Apple's terms very carefully as well, as with all other ebook selling systems...

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speeds Up Your Writing, Is Free This Week (Down From $100)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speeds Up Your Writing, Is Free This Week (Down From $100) | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is one of the most popular dictation programs on the market.

 

If you need to speed-up your book typing or blogging, Dragon is available for FREE all week.

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10 essentials to keep Web readers engaged | Articles | Main

10 essentials to keep Web readers engaged | Articles | Main | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Stop fighting for your audience's attention online. Follow these tips, and they'll find your content irresistible.
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The Online Books Page

The Online Books Page | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.


Major parts of the site include:

 

* An index of over one million online books freely readable on the Internet

 

* Pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts

 

* Special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books

* Information on how readers can help support the growth of online books


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Magic Pen

Magic Pen | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

Recorder is this magic pen that converts your written notes into electronic files and then transfers it to your phone and computer via Bluetooth. I think it’s a great idea and can actually encourage us writers to take to the book and pen more often. I bet authors and illustrators will love it too! My only wish – it auto spellchecks the files.

 

Designers: Xia Xiaoqian, Renming Jun, Han Ricoeur, Liu Peng, Meng Bao, Weicheng Jie & Yang Xiao

 


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Sell Digital Products Straight From Your Folders: Sellbox Turns Dropbox Into an Ecommerce Platform

Sell Digital Products Straight From Your Folders: Sellbox Turns Dropbox Into an Ecommerce Platform | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it

"Sellbox gives people a way to monetize the digital content in their Dropbox folder.

 

The company lets users set a price for their Dropbox files, share a link to those files with their social networks, and process payments through PayPal.

 

Founded in February 2012 and launched earlier this month, Sellbox is looking to become the go-to place for people looking to sell their online content.

 

The idea is simple – Sellbox turns Dropbox into an ecommerce platform. After connecting their Dropbox account, users select the files they want to sell, then set a file name and price.

 

Sellers can share their files on Twitter or Facebook or via a shortened link, and buyers can pay for the files via PayPal. When a file is sold, the seller gets 91 percent of the sale and Sellbox keeps the remaining nine percent."
(Source: Betakit.com)

More info: http://sellboxhq.com/


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The Only QR Code Article You Need To Read This Year

The Only QR Code Article You Need To Read This Year | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
With so much information out there on QR codes, I thought it was only best to create one article that tells you exactly what you need to know.

 

Viqi French notes: This is a good article on QR codes. It basically addresses everything you need to know about easily getting a free QR code, why you should, and what to do with one.

 

Most any Web / mobile publisher today could use one of these jigsaw-puzzle-piece looking promotion codes. And if you're marketing a book or ebook, plastering whatever public surface you can with your QR code might really boost your sales across mobile devices...

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If e-books are so big, why are they marketed so badly?

If e-books are so big, why are they marketed so badly? | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Selling such an ephemeral product without traditional infrastructure, not to mention budgets or precedents, is an inevitable problem...

 

A couple of interesting insights presented here, particularly re: using social media promote an ebook. This "word of mouth" form of advertising and other approaches are touched on here.

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Self-publishing? Here's How to Sell an Ebook in 6 Mega Stores | CopyClique

Self-publishing? Here's How to Sell an Ebook in 6 Mega Stores | CopyClique | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Want to sell an ebook, but how do you get in a mega ebook store like Amazon or iBookstore? This guide makes self-publishing in the top 6 ebook stores easier...
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Working On An Ebook Using iBooks Author? These Template Packages Can ... - Cult of Mac

Working On An Ebook Using iBooks Author? These Template Packages Can ... - Cult of Mac | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
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The Secrets of eBook Promotion and Sales 08/21 by Publishing ...

The Secrets of eBook Promotion and Sales 08/21 by Publishing ... | eBook Writing, Publishing & Marketing | Scoop.it
Join us as our special guest, Amy Collins of The Cadence Group, discusses the ins and outs of eBook marketing and sales. About our guest: Amy Collins is the owner of The Cadence Group, a sales and marketing service ...
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