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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire

It's a good e-reader, but almost more interesting for self-pubbers is that the price for a basic Kindle is going down to $79.  With more people able to afford e-readers, will we see a bump in the e-book market?

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Pie

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Pie | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it

Interesting discussion of the concept of market saturation.  Can't say I'm 100% convinced there's no danger of oversaturation, though he makes a case for why there's not.

 

There's another, more specific danger for e-pubbers:  that the market will become oversaturated with "not quite ready" books, and that readers won't have confidence in self-pubbed books as a result.  That's sort of one of the things I'm trying to address with my podcast:  helping readers find the best indie books.  Hopefully other sites like Goodreads, etc., can do the same.

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LeVar Burton Reveals Reading Rainbow Follow-Up - GalleyCat

LeVar Burton Reveals Reading Rainbow Follow-Up - GalleyCat | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it

Not exactly self-pubbing news, but still awesome.  I can go anywhere...

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Social Media Book Launch Techniques

Social Media Book Launch Techniques | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it
Have you written a book but have no idea how to use Social Media as a launch platform? In today’s modern, tech world there is simply no excuse to not plan a good book launch and get Social Media on your side.
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Literary – The Old Man and the Wasteland | Indie Book Podcast

Literary – The Old Man and the Wasteland | Indie Book Podcast | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it

The fourth episode from my podcast is up, including a review of The Old Man and the Wasteland by Nick Cole, and an interview with romance author Courtney Milan. 

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Goodreads Announces Personalized Recommendations

Goodreads Announces Personalized Recommendations | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it

Will this work?  Recommending books is sort of a finicky process, and I'm unconvinced any website--Netflix, Amazon--has really gotten their hands on a good recommendation engine.  Still, has an interesting chance of helping self-pubbed titles along.

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Introducing PUBSLUSH Press - 10,000 Words

Introducing PUBSLUSH Press - 10,000 Words | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it

Crowd-sourced publishing?  Looks like it's happening.

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By the Time A Self-Published Author Hits it Big, Do They Really Need a Publisher? | Nathan Bransford, Author

By the Time A Self-Published Author Hits it Big, Do They Really Need a Publisher? | Nathan Bransford, Author | Self-Publishing | Scoop.it
Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW...
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