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E-Junkie Reviews: Overview, Pricing and Features

E-Junkie Reviews: Overview, Pricing and Features | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Looking for honest E-Junkie reviews? Need credible pricing info? Our experts prepared for you an unbiased review of all its features.
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Are you trying to figure out how to sell your ebooks from your own website? There are many companies or platforms, but do check out the pricing for such services. Many take the payment for the ebook sale with Paypal, so there is the Paypal cut, then the company delivering the ebook file takes a cut. What is it? A monthly fee? A fee for the file size stored on their servers? A fee per download? Get the facts.
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Expert Start-Up Basics for Publishers

Expert Start-Up Basics for Publishers | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Just getting started in the industry? IBPA's "Ask the Experts" is here to help! Submit your questions and get advice from the pros.
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IngramSpark Webinar: Questions and Answers | The Independent Publishing Magazine

IngramSpark Webinar: Questions and Answers | The Independent Publishing Magazine | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
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Editio Self-Publishing - Self-Publishing questions: CreateSpace's Kindle publishing vs direct KDP publishing (showing 1-14 of 14)

Editio Self-Publishing - Self-Publishing questions: CreateSpace's Kindle publishing vs direct KDP publishing (showing 1-14 of 14) | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
14 discussion posts. Karen said: I've always published my Kindle editions directly through KDP, but as I get ready to publish the kindle edition of Reach...
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I advocate uploading your ebooks for publication through Kindle KDP for Amazon, and your print files to Createspace for the print version. Read more...

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Significant changes to Kindle image requirements | mademers.com/globalindieauthor

Significant changes to Kindle image requirements | mademers.com/globalindieauthor | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
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Kindle is unbelievable with changing image size requirements...What a pain.

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Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader

Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
With no fanfare or official announcement, earlier today Amazon quietly gave indie authors a sales feature some had been requesting for the past several years. According to a new page in the KDP help section, authors and publishers who distribute their works through Amazon’s publishing portal can now elect to put their next work up …

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
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Penelope's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:05 PM

 

Thank you, Hachette Book Group. It seems the ongoing feud between the two goliath booksellers is giving us little guys a boost up.

 

Little guys meaning indie publishers who never before had access to the exclusive golden goose. The pre-order button. The button just out of our grasp.

 

If you have a novel in draft mode, set a publish date (up to 90 days out), and get it uploaded for approval. This may be the impetus I need to set a date for my upcoming romance novel and get the coveted button. Go forth indies!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article: http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/08/14/amazon-expands-pre-order-buttons-kdp-authors/#.U-1PRMvQN1u

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Good news for #indies
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What is an LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number)?

Information on how to get a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN).
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The DNA of a Successful Book: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The DNA of a Successful Book: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
The DNA of a Successful Book: INFOGRAPHIC
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Interesting information for writers about what sells...if you can decipher the graphic...

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▶ Self-Published Books: The Ugly Truth - YouTube

Get my Free "Self-Publishing Confidential" report at http://FullTimeAuthor.com/ In this video Bob Baker reveals a shocking truth about self-published books a...
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Who really cares who the publisher is? Most people look for titles, authors, topics or genre... you can Self Publish. Contact me to prepare your manuscript to become That Book. MyBookDesigner.com

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Self-Publishing Your Own Book is the New Business Card

Self-Publishing Your Own Book is the New Business Card | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
If you've just given someone your business card then you failed. If you have a business card you might be about to fail. Nobody cares…
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Your own book is the New Business Card... interesting and so true!

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SPAWN: Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network

Understanding Book Discounts... many book publishers find discounts confusing. For me, it took ages to "get it"... - Susan C. Daffron

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I get this question all the time... "Who should I get my book printed with so that I can make the most profit on my book?" I design and format the book for the printers so I'm not "up" on profit margins, but found this article helpful!

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Lightning Source vs. CreateSpace vs. Lulu

Lightning Source vs. CreateSpace vs. Lulu | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting comparison of the three by Michael N. Marcus.
Today, blogger/book designer Joel Friedlander said he recommends that his clients use eithe…
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"Createspace and DiggyPOD seem to be the best, as far as rates go. Lulu and Lightning Source cost more, but offer more..."

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BookFunnel

BookFunnel | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
delivers your books to your readers without the hassle. No matter what device your readers have, we'll make sure they get their book.
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You thought you could only distribute your ebook on Amazon, well here's a way to distribute from your own website...
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How to Use Social Media to Market Your Book - NY Book Editors

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Book - NY Book Editors | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
After you’ve written a book, it’s time to market it. People won’t read it unless they know about it first! Here are easy ways to market your book on social.
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Some of us aren't crazy about social media... but then again...
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Pre-ordering Now Available on Ingram Spark

Pre-ordering Now Available on Ingram Spark | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Ingram Spark now allows publishers to set an "on sale date" that is different from the print date, to allow for pre-ordering by their channel partners.
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Many of my author clients ask for information on when and how to upload their book files to Ingram Spark to make their books available for pre-order by retailers... I thought I'd share this great explanation...

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Why I Won't Be Publishing Books Through IngramSpark (Maybe) | Bill Peschel

Why I Won't Be Publishing Books Through IngramSpark (Maybe) | Bill Peschel | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
My first attempt at publishing my books through IngramSpark ran into some obstacles that have to be overcome.
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** This is a personal opinion blog about Ingram Spark. I suggest you do your homework and find out their requirements for book files before signing up.

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Digital Publishing: 5 Reasons Your eBook May Need an ISBN - The Future of Ink

Digital Publishing: 5 Reasons Your eBook May Need an ISBN - The Future of Ink | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
for now, the best rule of thumb is for eBooks with authors who wish for maximum exposure with their eBooks, applying unique ISBNs are a good investment!
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Thank you, Kristen for the answer to "Do I need an ISBN for my ebook?"... In a nutshell -

For now, the best rule of thumb is for eBooks with authors who wish for maximum exposure with their eBooks, applying unique ISBNs are a good investment!

Read the rest of this article on The Future of Ink: http://thefutureofink.com/ebook-publishing-does-your-ebook-need-an-isbn/
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Amazon Kindle Keywords: 5 Best Practices for KDP eBook Publishers

Amazon Kindle Keywords: 5 Best Practices for KDP eBook Publishers | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Keywords are one of the most effective ways publishers can promote Kindle eBooks on Amazon. And like any effective tool it attracts its fair share of misuse and abuse. As a consequence, Amazon enfo...
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I get a lot of people asking me how many keywords can they use with their self-publishing book... Great info here>

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Book Publishing Options for Independent Authors | eBookIssues.com

Book Publishing Options for Independent Authors | eBookIssues.com | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
Why eBooks are a great option for indiet authors looking to get their writing in front of a paying public. But it still has to be a good book and well written
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These articles promoted ebook publishing, but with the instruction to "format it properly". This is so true. The last thing you want is a review on your book about the formatting instead of the content.

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And don't forget proofreading is essential before self publishing
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76+ Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion for Your Kindle eBook - Training Authors for Success

76+ Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion for Your Kindle eBook - Training Authors for Success | Self Publishing a Book | Scoop.it
If you are looking for places to submit your free KDP select promotion for your Kindle eBook, you are in the right place! I also share my 11 step checklist with you!
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My clients (self-publishers) want to know how to market their ebooks... take a look at and try these great suggestions...

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▶ Uploading book from computer to Amazon Kindle - YouTube

How to upload a book from your computer that's already in .azw format.
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You're an author wanting very much to preview the mobi file I created of your book, that you'll sell on Amazon. It's easy. Watch the video...

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Self Publishing a Book explained in one minute

Who really cares who published your book? Readers are looking for authors and topic and really don't care much about who published it, so go for it... Self Publish!

 

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I agree with Bob here. I'm not looking to see what Simon and Schuster just published. If I'm looking for a book on How to Open a Restaurant or a new book by an author I discovered... like Robert Buuck or Abby Matisse or Ann Carlisle or Suzanne Bates or Rick Zarkos or Jenny Glikin, I don't care who published it. ...So you want to see your book in print? Check out the blogs or better yet call me or another professional to set up your book. http://MyBookDesigner.com

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I agree with Bob here. I'm not looking to see what Simon and Schuster just published. I'm looking for a book on How to Open a Restaurant or a new book by an author I discovered... like Robert Buuck or Abby Matisse or Ann Carlisle or Suzanne Bates or Rick Zarkos or Jenny Glikin ... Don't know where to start? Check out the blogs or better yet call someone who has the expertise and save time.

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SPAWN: Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network

Understanding Book Discounts... Many book publishers find discounts confusing. For me, it took ages to "get it"... - Susan C. Daffron, Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, President

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I get questions from my book design clients frequently regarding who to go with for their printing and distributing of their book for the most profit. This is something they usually need to determine before they send me their manuscript for formatting, so that I can set it up per the printer's specifications. Hope this article helps!

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FAQ: The Business of Publishing

Learning the Business of Self-Publishing: What you need to know to get your book sold?"

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It's a sea of information... find some clarity here...

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