Rick Karlsruher reports on how he is setting up an ebook club to help to provide a platform for new writers
A series of German books in translation about a Bavarian hangman has given Amazon Publishing its first million-selling author.
Best-selling self-publisher Hugh Howey has a revealing article in Salon where he writes about under-the-radar writers who are making substantial sums from their ebooks.
Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 have been tapping into the NSA snooping revelations to shoot up the book charts.
Crowdfunding helps authors to pre-test their book before publication and can give you an instant readership and social media circle all your own as your supporters will be getting your book and telling their friends about it.
If you have ever provided a link to your book on Amazon from your website or tweet or Facebook or wherever you may have faced the problem of which Amazon site to link to.
Since around the start of this year, Amazon has been testing out a spell checker for ebooks published on its Kindle Direct Publishing service and now it seems to have the checker in full operation across KDP.
The Ricoh GR V crams a great APS-C sensor and a sharp, fast(ish) f2.8 lens into a slim and stylish camera body that can be easily pocketed.
What current best-selling novel features the blurb: “It is a magical, living book, blended of irony, romance, and mysticism”?
H M Ward is one of the most prolific and successful authors self-publishing on Amazon and this week sees her with two books on the New York Times Bestseller List with Damaged at No 6 and The Arrangement 6 in 18th place. It might soon be a hat-trick for Holly Ward as the seventh instalment of The Arrangement has just been published and already has over 50 five-star reviews on Amazon within the first two days of publication.
Reading the paperback of Michael Chabon’s latest brilliant novel Telegraph Avenue, I spotted at the back of the book under Acknowledgements: “This novel was written using Scrivener on Macintosh computers.”
Viral Catalysts are the vital difference that can make a book a best seller and Smashwords founder Mark Coker has tried to pick out these catalysts in a major analysis of indie book sales data.
Sales figures are the big secret of self-publishing with plenty of estimates but no solid basis for working out how many ebooks are being sold by Amazon and the rest.
The future of book publishing lies with the independents, according to journalist and ebook writer and publisher Robert Niles.