Huge Ebook Growth Continues

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Via digitalbookworld.com: As ebooks become a bigger piece of the publishing pie, growth as a percentage of the previous year’s total will continue to slow. But a 25% increase on $2 billion (basically where ebooks across the trade are headed this year) is about the same in actual dollars as a roughly 100% increase on $450 million (2011 vs. 2010).

Latest Thing: Selling Books via Bittorrent

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Innovated by the 4-Hour dude,  Tim Ferris. Last week, BitTorrent released an exclusive first look at Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Chef to help the author fight the Barnes & Noble boycott. This helping hand came in the form of a BitTorrent Bundle, featuring Part 1 of the book, interviews, photos, and so on. By the end of the day, the … Read More

From Forbes – Hi-Tech Ways to Promote Your eBook

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9 Ways Your Business Savvy Helps You Market Your Self-Published Book. Including: 5. Practice customer development with free content. Apply lean startup principles to your book through free excerpts. For example, why not use an A/B email campaign with two different opening scenes, or email bloggers with different excerpts and see which bloggers ask for interviews? Why not build a quick … Read More

New Self-Publishing Service from Simon & Schuster

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Via Digital Book World: Simon & Schuster is joining Penguin and other full-service publishers in entering into the self-publishing business. In partnership with Author Solutions (now owned by Penguin), the company is launching Archway Publishing, “a new self-publishing service with a focus on fiction, nonfiction, business and children’s categories,” … I hope they accept books in epub format, so that … Read More

Optimizing Your Amazon Book Listing To Increase Visibility

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From bookcovercafe: 2. Amazon’s Author Central This is an absolute must for every author. Amazon’s Author Central is where buyers and readers can discover more about you without leaving Amazon. Your author information can be found further down the page after the product details and reviews section. …3. Amazon book page ‘tags’ This is often forgotten by independent authors and publishers. … Read More