Self Publishing Your Book For Everyone

Self Publishing Your Book For Everyone

Publishing in ebook and paperback If you are in any way connected to books, reading, writing on the Internet there is no escaping the range of debates about self-publishing. However, what has got lost is that self-publishing is not solely about Amazon, Kindle and ebooks. While it is super simple to ‘clack’ out a Word document and upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing, then see your ‘book’ published 24 hours later, this is not what I define as self-publishing. The book still lives. No one has killed it as far as I can ascertain, so if you are serious about publishing your book, why not do it well. The months, or in some

It’s Not Easy Being Keen

It’s Not Easy Being Keen

Sorry Kermit My apologies to Kermit the Frog for stealing his line but my new mutation is meant for those who recall the good old days of self-publishing. Can you imagine that this was well before anyone had even heard of the word ebook, let alone Kindle? It even predated Twitter and, are you ready for this? Even before Facebook. Weblogs hadn’t begun to be called blogs and websites were yet to be heard of because the Internet hadn’t been invented yet.   It was a time when you wrote a book, did all the grunt work involved in getting it printed, and then carried copies around with you at all

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,

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