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.
If you’ve been using old versions of HTML tags on your Amazon book descriptions you need to change them now for the simple versions as Amazon are no longer recognising the old type of tag.
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.