Fonts available on Fontsquirrel.com via theBookDesigner.com: great free fonts for your eBook. He clued me in to facts about fonts I wasn’t even aware of. For example, some free fonts won’t embed in a PDF, which means they won’t work on sites like Createspace.
Optimizing Your Amazon Book Listing To Increase Visibility
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
Ay Caramba – The 5 Best-Selling Kindle Books of All Time
I bet you can guess at least two out of three: Fifty Shades of Grey The Hunger Games Catching Fire Mockingjay Fifty Shades Darker
Are Free eBooks No Longer Effective as a Marketing Tool?
Derek Haines says he finds they no longer move paid copies: I read this week of an author who was extremely pleased to have had over 25,000 downloads during a few ‘free’ days. The net result in sales two weeks after this? None, zero, zip, nil, none. When I did the same thing late last year, I gained over 100 sales … Read More
Borrowing e-Books Appears to Accelerate, Rather than Reduce, Book Purchases
Would you have thought that people who borrow e-Books also buy a lot of books? In fact, that may be the case, per a new study: An online poll of 75,000 library patrons conducted by Cleveland-based library lending platform OverDrive and the American Library Association found that those who borrow ebooks also buy about 3.2 print books and ebooks per … Read More
WordPress Themes of Bestselling Authors
The WordPress Bestseller List.
Which Publishers Do Best at Ebook Sales?
Plus this: …we all know that self-publishing is growing by leaps and bounds, but just how well do you think those scrappy upstart authors are doing against the big publishers in sales?
Is 20K Self-Published eBooks the Magic Number for Getting an Agent?
Author snapped up by agency – Local – Crawley Observer. A self-published author has been snapped up by an agency after her books sold more than 20,000 copies. Mum-of-three Casey Kelleher, 33, from Three Bridges, penned crime thrillers ‘Rotten to the Core’ and ‘Rise and Fall.’
David Gaughran: Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing The Industry, They’re Saving It
David Gaughran bring amazing historical perspective: We aren’t the first to be accused of killing the industry. In 1939, Robert de Graff threatened to kill publishing, too. At the tail end of the Great Depression, when hardcovers regularly sold for between $2.50-$3.00, he started selling paperback Pocket Books for $0.25. To put that in 2012 dollars, hardcovers cost roughly $40-50. The … Read More
From @RachelintheOC: “Top 5 Learnings From This Year’s Self-Pub Book Expo!”
Great stuff. If you’re a writer, don’t miss it.