self publishing

Book Cover Design Secrets That Help Sell More Copies

Whether your book is traditionally or self published, the book cover design is a crucial element in helping guarantee sales. Obviously good book content is critical, but the first thing that a potential reader encounters will be your cover. For that reason, the book cover design should be a priority when creating your masterpiece. If you go with a traditional publisher, …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2015 Annual Conference

Authors and independent and small publishers are again coming together to discuss pertinent issues in the areas of self-publishing and resources for authors. In doing so, they will hear from subject matter experts in the areas of publishing, marketing and promoting books, building successful author platforms, non-fiction and fiction writing, and much more. The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is conducting its …

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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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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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2014 IBPA Publishing University Announced

The Independent Book Publishers Association has just announced that its annual Publishing University will be held in San Francisco, California March 21-22, 2014. This annual event is a must attend for anyone who independently publishes books or wants to learn how. Networking with other like-minded professionals provides opportunities to learn and build resources from around the country. Additionally, educational workshops and …

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EBook Sales Still Strong in United States

Various studies indicate that the sale of eBooks continue to remain a large percentage of total book sales in the United States. While publishers continue to print books, and in many instances shift to Print on Demand (POD) their product to market, many are also switching to electronic book format. In some instances this is to help reduce costs, speed delivery of books …

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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.