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Ebooks Leading the Way in the Publishing Industry

Numerous studies related to self publishing, ebooks and the publishing industry in general continue to point to the fact that more authors are going the do it yourself route to publishing. They are also creating more electronic books in the process. Check out this article by Randy Susan Myers to get a sense of the depth of the trend.

Audiobooks Are More Popular in Germany than eBooks

Digital book adoption rate is growing in Germany with many people now own a dedicated e-reader or at least are considering buying one. In a recent annual survey conducted by the Allensbach Institute, one very interesting factor is evident: Germans consume more audiobooks than ebooks. In the last twelve months, close to five million customers have purchased an audiobook, which …

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New Resources for Authors and Self-Publishers

I learned a lot and got many ideas for book publishing, writing, and marketing self-published books at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) conference. It was great getting to network with hundreds of other authors and self publishers and vendors who offer some useful services to help in the publishing process. Two useful resources for authors and self-publishers that I found …

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Technology Trends for Self Publishing

Authors desiring to self publish or create electronic books (ebooks) now have more options than ever for getting their ideas into written form and to generate money with minimal effort and cost. Electronic technology and companies/services, such as, Lightning Source, Amazon Kindle, Smshwords, IngramSpark, Bookbaby, Lulu and others continue to simplify the self publishing process. As with other technologies, industry competition is …

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Sale on Kindle Version of Make Money Writing Books by Robert W. Lucas

From December 28th, 2013 until January 5th, 2014 you can get a discounted electronic copy of Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors by Robert W. Lucas at The key to successfully making money as an author and/or self publisher is to brand yourself and your company and to make yourself and your book(s) a household name. Part of this …

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Bowker Statistics Research Show Continued Increase in Self Publishing

Recent information released by Bowker indicates that the number of self published titles in the United States jumped to more than 391,000 in 2012. This is an increase of 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007. Additionally, eBooks continue to gain on print, comprising 40 percent of the ISBNs that were self-published in 2012, moving up from just 11 percent in …

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E-Book Sales on the Rise Worldwide

There is no doubt that e-books have taken a sound market share away from print publications. The number of books being offered in electronic format has grown around the globe each year in recent years. With the continuing development and marketing of electronic reader and software this trend is not likely to subside. As a result of the significant changes …

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