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The Google eBookstore provides an innovative way for readers to discover, buy, and read ebooks. Google eBooks are stored in what is known as a “digital cloud,” which allows you to shop for your favorite books and then read them virtually wherever you go on a number of different devices. For example, you can begin reading a book on your computer, pick it up where you left off, later, on your tablet, then read on your smartphone or on your dedicated eReading device. All of this without losing your place!
Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:03 pm
Authors who are choosing to self-publish their ebook now find themselves faced with a number of questions regarding not only how to get their book into the correct formats but also what to do with those files once they have them. Most frequently, they want to know how they can get their ebook to Amazon (for the Kindle), Barnes & Noble (for the Nook), and Apple (for the iPad). In addition, there’s the Google eBookstore and Sony, among others.
Posted: March 11, 2012, 3:10 pm
We’ve done all the work for you! Use this chart to compare the setup fees, royalty rates, payment terms, minimum sales accrual, time to publication, and sales tracking information for Amazon’s KDP, Barnes & Noble’s Pubit!, the Apple iBookstore, and the Google eBookstore.
Posted: March 10, 2012, 10:34 pm
Booktango is the ebook service offering of Author Solutions, parent company to iUniverse, xlibris, and AuthorHouse (among others). They note that their service provides authors with DIY ingenuity along with other publishing tools to produce a professional ebook.
Posted: February 19, 2012, 11:33 pm
iBooks Author is an app that allows authors to create multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. While they note that you can actually publish any type of book, its extreme interactivity options make it an especially useful tool for academic content.
Posted: February 19, 2012, 2:33 am
As the functionality and popularity of eReading devices grows, so too does the market for this new publishing platform. When eReaders first came out, many of what I call the “die-hard” readers of print believed it was, perhaps, much-ado about nothing. It seemed that a cold, unyielding, tablet-type device could never take the place of the warmth and comfort of a “good, old-fashioned print-and-bound book.” Well, in some cases, this remains true. But, and I say this again, BUT—these new devices bring with them something entirely new.
Posted: January 21, 2012, 1:59 am
Picture this: two lemonade stands side by side. Our lemonade is 25 cents and yours is 50 cents. If you want to compete, you might consider lowering your price, making superior lemonade, maybe offer a free Captain America collectible cup and decoder ring with each qualifying purchase…. But, we suppose another way to go would be to buy the land our stand sits on, charge us an annual fee to use the land, tell us we can only make our lemonade with water we purchase from you, and then take 30% of our profit.
Posted: July 27, 2011, 5:01 pm
It’s everywhere: this notion that your manuscript can be automatically converted into an EPUB- or Kindle-ready file just by using a single piece of software. Can this really be true? Can one of these programs, many of which are downloadable for free, convert your Word or PDF file into something that you can sell on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple’s iBookstore?
Author: Dave Bow
Posted: July 7, 2011, 5:18 pm
The rumor mill suggests that the Amazon tablet will launch sometime in September, but it’s probably more realistic to say, “some time this year, with the expectation that you will be able to buy it in time for Christmas.”
Posted: June 23, 2011, 9:07 pm
The price of your ebook does make a difference. When selling on Amazon, many authors know there’s a $9.99 ceiling if they want to keep a larger share of the profits from sales; however, is there ever cause to go above this? And what about all the authors selling titles for $0.99?
Posted: June 6, 2011, 4:18 pm