What Number of Self-Pubbed Books Sold Impresses Big 6 Pros?

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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

Ebook Prices Have Stabilized (at Least for the Moment)

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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

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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

Apple Launches Special Section for Self-Published iBooks

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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

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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