- The tablet is killing the ebook reader: Study says shipments to fall 36% this year (geekwire.com)
- Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions by Jeremy Greenfield (bluesyemre.com)
- More numbers: Ebook sales projection for 2012 (comicsbeat.com)
- Google eBook Resellers Encouraged to Switch to Kobo (goodereader.com)
- PressBooks – Create and Publish eBooks (pbltech.wordpress.com)
For all you writers considering self-publishing, today’s Industry Friday post comes via a seminar originally given by best-selling author James Scott Bell, www.jamesscottbell.com. I’ve embellished it a little by adding links to the companies and sites that James mentioned, as well as some related articles. Feel free to add to the discussion in the comment section, especially if you have experience with any of the services listed below.
Step One – Write the best book you can
It goes without saying but never hurts to repeat – quality drives sales more than anything else. Write because you’re compelled. It’s also good to do both fiction and non-fiction.
Step Two – Prepare the book for publication
First is editing, which compromises developmental feedback (content), copy writing (consistency), line by line proofreading (accuracy). This is possibly the largest investment of your time, money and energy, other than writing the book itself.
Next is cover design…
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