Self Publishing Is More Than Kindle

Self Publishing Is More Than Kindle

There’s more to self-publishing than Kindle While the Kindle publishing platform is undoubtedly the largest at present, this doesn’t mean that it’s the only viable publishing platform for self-publishing authors. Judging by the number of comments and visits to my recent post, Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped, there is a genuine concern amongst writers that having all your eggs in one basket can have some drawbacks. For those who are already self-published and are now considering the alternatives, or for those who may be thinking about self-publishing for the first time, it is worth looking at the various platforms that are available. Kindle Direct Publishing. Without a doubt,

Friends By Numbers

Friends by Numbers

I embarked on a project recently to understand what algorithms do. It all started because I was trying to figure out what Amazon had been up to with regard to deleting book reviews by people who could actually write in coherent sentences, and by this it logically banned authors. So by adding a few minus factors to their review algorithm, such as minus author, minus mother, minus sister, minus friend, minus Twitter connection, minus Facebook connection, book reviews were tidied up in an instant. Of course, by applying this formula, the only people left who can post book reviews now are those who are completely disconnected, such as Fiverr reviewers

How To Buy An Ebook – And Keep It

DRM Free ebook

What do you get when you buy an ebook? When you buy an ebook, do you buy it, or do you really only rent it? Then after this consideration, what restriction come with either choice? In recent months, the issue of ebook ownership has been discussed at length in both the news and on publishing blogs. The most popular ebook platforms, although very convenient, often impose limitations on ebook purchases. Limits such as the inability to back up, copy, lend or update are just a few of the restrictions that can be placed on a file. While proprietary file types lock your purchase into a ‘walled garden’, the use of

Authors – How To Promote Yourself

Authors – How To Promote Yourself

How To Promote Yourself As An Author Selling books is hard work and also a very good way to alienate yourself as an author. Social media is full of self-published authors trying to ‘flog’ their ebooks and all most of them achieve is to be ignored or unfollowed. In recent weeks I have had quite a few comments and messages asking about the difference between promoting and selling and how to build a social network and following, so I thought I might share some of my ideas and approaches to author and book promotion here. I have to say from the outset though that these are methods that work for