Take advantage of Amazon's little known short URL (amzn.com) capability

January 31, 2012

Do you post links directly to your own book or kindle book on Amazon? If not, you should! But if you are, do your readers a favor and use the Amazon short URL to it. Amazon has the highest consumer trust of any company on the web. URL shortening services like Bit.ly are becoming more […]

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How to link directly to your ebook in the iBookstore

January 27, 2012

Would you like to add a link directly to your ebook in the iBookstore? Chances are, if you’ve hired us to do your ebook conversion, you’ve now got your ebook on iTunes in the iBookstore.  So now you want to link directly to it.  The good news is you don’t need a mac accomplish this. […]

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Best Selling Kindle Books in 2011 that were Self-Published

January 5, 2012

Another example of how much Amazon an Kindle are transforming the traditional publishing industry, and how accessible publishing is now; 20% of the top 10 best selling Kindle books of 2011 were self-published! Back in May of 2011, Darcie Chan (a former Coloradoan) self-published her only novel she had written 5 years ago that was rejected […]

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Gmail on your Kindle

December 11, 2011

Don’t have a data plan on your cell phone? Want to know a cool work-around of how you can check your email on your Kindle? It works whether you have a wifi or 3G connection.  Check your gmail! This is from the perspective of using the 3rd Gen (graphite/grey screen) Kindle device (with the built […]

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An ebook conversion primer

September 29, 2011

Wondering what work is involved to properly do an ebook conversion? For the purposes of this article, consider the following: epub refers to any format of epublishing – whether it be mobi for Kindle,  epub for iPad, or epub for any other device.  Incidentally: a mobi file is built on the same foundation of epub […]

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Want to earn an extra 5-8% for every ebook you sell on Amazon, BN, Apple, or Google?

September 18, 2011

Are leaving money on the table with your ebooks? Sign up for the affiliate programs offered by the major ebook marketplaces and earn a extra % of every sale you refer (especially if you are linking to the marketplaces from your own site or Facebook page which I recommend). All the major marketplaces now offer […]

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Want to run ePub checker on your own PC?

September 9, 2011

Do you need the ability to check if your ePub file passes the ‘epub checker’ validation tool?  Rather than upload your file to one of the various epub checkers on the web, you should install and run it on your own computer.  Why?  Because if you are having any errors after you try to upload […]

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Three indispensable tools for getting your writing done

August 18, 2011

Now that publishing is no longer a barrier for many of us, it’s worth looking at ways to remove a common barrier that still exists: writing.  Here are some techniques and tools I personally use to help me get words out of my head and closer to being published.  If you have any others you’ve […]

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Amazon is on the verge of breaking 1 million titles on Kindle!

July 18, 2011

You probably don’t watch these #’s as closely as I do, but I wanted to draw your attention to the fact that Amazon is about to break 1 million titles (ebooks) in the Kindle store.  Are you one the early adopters who’ve managed to get your own book on the Kindle platform? If so, I […]

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Need help finding better keywords to sell more ebooks?

June 23, 2011

If you have worked with me, you already know how important keywords are when setting up your book on any of the marketplaces.  Keywords determine how often your book shows up in each marketplace, so it’s vital that you take time and choose wisely!  This is one of the major reasons I advise my clients […]

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