Marnie Pehrson explains how to find out how many books you have to sell on Amazon to obtain Amazon best-seller status in the category of your choice. …and, incidentally, how to figure out how many books everybody else is selling in any category you want. Brilliant!
What Number of Self-Pubbed Books Sold Impresses Big 6 Pros?
What standard of achievement in terms of self-published book sales is the threshold for impressing pros in the traditional publishing world? Major book agent Mollie Glick. provides the answer: The Book Doctors: What is the threshold for sales of a self-published book that make you go, “Wow!”? And in what time frame are you looking for with these numbers? Mollie … Read More
Free Copies of Guy Kawasaki’s APE
Writer.ly is giving away free copies of Guy Kawasaki’s new book, “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book”, to people who register. A nice deal!
Ebook Prices Have Stabilized (at Least for the Moment)
via Digital Book World – After a Roller-Coaster Ride, Ebook Prices Have Stabilized Somewhat in 2013: Prices have since stabilized at a low level as retailers and publishers jockey for position among consumers who generally like and want lower ebook prices. We are now seeing some of the largest publishers experiment with discounting even newer titles. This past week, the average … Read More
Joel Friedlander Launches New MS Word Templates for Self-Publishers
Pro designer Joel Friedlander has just launched new templates for formatting self-published books using MS Word: Well, the day is finally here. After two years planning and five months of development, I’m please to announce the grand opening of BookDesignTemplates.com. As I’ve been saying all week, this is the result of accepting the reality that many authors choose to create … Read More
Inkling Habitat Enables Teams to Collaborate on Rich-Media Non-fiction eBooks
If you are involved in non-fiction books, Inkling Habitat is a major innovation that can change the way you work. It enables teams to collaborate to produce eBooks that contain text, video, images, etc. When the book is complete, it can be output to epub and epub3 for use on all major e-reading platforms (Kindle, iPad, etc.) Pages resize the … Read More
Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari, Chooses to Self-Publish His New Book on Steve Jobs
via Nolan Bushnell could easily have gone with a Big 6 publisher, but he preferred to self-publish. Here’s why: But when he tried to find an outlet for the book, How to Find the Next Steve Jobs, Bushnell got frustrated with the traditional publishing houses. It would take up to four years to edit it and publish it, they said. … Read More
Apple Launches Special Section for Self-Published iBooks
Via The Verge. One major benefit of ebooks doesn’t necessarily apply directly to readers — digital reading has made it a good deal simpler for aspiring authors to self-publish books and sell them through huge storefronts like Amazon’s Kindle Store or Apple’s iBookstore. Now, Apple is making an effort to do more promotion for those indie authors by means of … Read More
Like AudioBooks? They’re on the Rise, Big Time
via ePublish a Book. According to a survey conducted by the Audio Publisher Association APA published last December, the size of the market for audio-books has grown to $1.2 billion for 2013. This is up from $800 million in 2011 and $1 billion in 2012, a steady and consistent growth. Interested in creating an Audiobook? Jeff Bennington talks about a way … Read More
Multi-Billion $ eBooks Market is Growing at 70% a Year
via VentureBeat: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos largely credited the strong earnings increase to ebooks, which he said is now a multi-billion dollar category for Amazon — and growing at 70 percent annually. Physical books, in contrast, are slowing. While still growing, Bezos said the growth rate is down to 5 percent, which Bezos said is the lowest growth rate in … Read More