How Thick Is An Ebook?

Ebook Word Count

When you buy an ebook, do you check to see what value you are getting for your money? With books, the value is in pages and words, so how many words are there in an ebook? If you shop for ebooks on Kindle, you’ll only have a reference to the file size, not a word count. The file size can vary greatly depending on many factors other than just words, so this really tells you nothing at all about the value of your purchase. At least Smashwords are more open and honest and give an estimate of the word count in each listed book. I find Kindle’s reluctance to give

Buy My Book – Or Else?

Pussy Cat

The last few days has seen some very funny and very sad attempts by a number of authors who have tried to convince me to buy their books. From the lazy and repetitive to the imaginative and then to some who really need a course in basic human reactions to people making a complete idiot of themselves. Here’s a classic example of the slothically lazy book marketer on Twitter who either can’t read the instructions or just can’t be bothered at all as surely everyone will just be racing to buy my book.. ‘Check out my book – ‘XXXX’ – on #BookBuzzr -http://tc/uYr5DG’ Now this is really going to attract my interest

Selling A Book

Selling your book

How to sell books becomes a writer’s first question after slaving away for months on that now perfect manuscript, that has recently become a self-published book and ebook. As most writers will agree I’m sure, writing is the easy part in today’s publishing market. Getting the book under potential reader’s noses is the difficult task. Of course, you still have the choice of trying to find a literary agent and go down the traditional publishing path but even then, you may well find that you are still expected to do your bit when it comes to promoting your book. So in today’s market you really have to know how to