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This fill-in-the-blank formula could be the start of a great book blurb
August 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

Are you stumped by the challenge of summarizing your several-hundred-page novel into a few paragraphs? Writing the description on the back of your book is no easy task. Try this fill-in-the-blank format to get you in the book-blurb-writing frame of mind. The post This fill-in-the-blank formula could be the start of a great book blurb…

Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services
August 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

Book box subscription services satisfy boutique-minded audiences. Author Jesikah Sundin explains how to reach readers in search of independently created, physical items. It may be the Digital Age, but brown paper packages tied up in string are still many people’s favorite thing. The post Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services appeared first on…

8 Myths about Book Sales That Authors Need To Ditch Now
August 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

Publishing is an industry in transition. Are you making assumptions based on old truths? Many tenets about book marketing that seemed solid a few years ago no longer hold. Beth Bacon busts eight myths about selling your book. The post 8 Myths about Book Sales That Authors Need To Ditch Now appeared first on Digital…

The Indie Author’s Zen Guide To Tracking Book Sales
August 4, 2017 at 7:00 am

What happens in an indie author's mind when book sales suddenly, inexplicably evaporate? Here's how one writer copes with the crazy fluctuations of online sales. The post The Indie Author’s Zen Guide To Tracking Book Sales appeared first on Digital Book World.

8-Stage Ebook Project Workflow Checklist For Self Published Authors
July 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

How much work really goes into publishing your own book? Many authors plunge into self-publishing without really knowing what they're getting into. This 8-stage workflow covers the main steps in creating a digital book. The post 8-Stage Ebook Project Workflow Checklist For Self Published Authors appeared first on Digital Book World.

The Secret Language of Books: What Authors Need to Know about Metadata
July 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

Your finished book contains hundreds of data elements that are hidden from view of the final customer—it's the metadata that computers use to identify your book. All authors should make informed choices about their metadata before and after publication. Phuong Mai explains metadata best practices. The post The Secret Language of Books: What Authors Need…

Do Bookstore Events Even Matter? How To Benefit From In-Person Author Visits
July 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

Have you been disappointed by a bookstore event? You're not alone. Still, don't dismiss bookstore visits. Publicist Dana Kaye offers three big reasons to get out there and meet your fans in person. The post Do Bookstore Events Even Matter? How To Benefit From In-Person Author Visits appeared first on Digital Book World.

How to Write A Creative Brief So Your Graphic Designer Creates An Amazing Book Cover
July 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

Great book covers sell books. Professional cover designers are trained in the craft of typography, photo editing, and design—but they’re not expected to know anything about your book or your visual preferences. Luckily, a document called a Creative Brief exists to help you convey your intentions to your graphic designer. Here’s all you need to…

The Gritty Side – Editors and How to Find Them by Sharon Anderson
July 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

I’ve put words on the page since I can remember. Not great words at first, mind you, but words, nevertheless. You could say I’ve been in the relentless pursuit of telling story in a meaningful, engaging, awesome way before I knew how to spell. I am, as it turns out, a writer. Is that different…

Libraries Gone Digital: 4 Ways Libraries Expand Your Reach As An Author
July 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The public library might not be top of mind when broadening your digital publishing reach, but it should be, according to literary agent Gordon Warnock. His report from the ALA Annual Conference shatters stereotypes about libraries and shows you how this public resource can help your writing career. The post Libraries Gone Digital: 4 Ways…

Rejected by BookBub? Two Ways To Turn That Negative into a Positive
July 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

If you’re one of the many authors whose books are rejected by BookBub, don’t wallow in despair. You can turn that negative into a positive, by bucking up and trying again to get accepted by the book marketing giant by beefing up your reviews and generating more activity on your online book sales pages. Only…

Recorded Books Unveils Revolutionary New RBdigital App
July 12, 2017 at 2:23 pm

For the first time in the industry, library patrons can access audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks all in one easy-to-use mobile app. The post Recorded Books Unveils Revolutionary New RBdigital App appeared first on Digital Book World.

Which Country Reads the Most? A Guide to Global Reading Habits
July 12, 2017 at 8:00 am

Where are ebook sales headed? Which countries spend most hours reading? Which populations are considered the most “literate”? Our infographic tells all. The post Which Country Reads the Most? A Guide to Global Reading Habits appeared first on Digital Book World.

8 Top Publishing Lessons Authors Need To Know
July 5, 2017 at 8:00 am

You're done with your manuscript, but you’re not finished yet! Writing is not the same as publishing. Author Sharon Anderson shares her insights on how to shift from writer to publisher. The post 8 Top Publishing Lessons Authors Need To Know appeared first on Digital Book World.

15 Free Resources For Every Stage In An Indie Author’s Journey
July 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

From sites that inspire to tools for creating your final ebook design, Sophie Knowles offers a list of the tools and resources every author needs. The post 15 Free Resources For Every Stage In An Indie Author’s Journey appeared first on Digital Book World.

Grow A Loyal Fan Base The LOFABA Way
June 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

Before you plan a range of individual marketing activities, spend some time building your loyal fan base (LOFABA). Maria Salomão-Schmidt is an author with an MBA. She explains why you should focus on your fan base first—and how to develop a fan base at every stage of the sales cycle. The post Grow A Loyal…

Machine-Learning: One Of Skills Publishers Need To Keep Moving Forward
June 28, 2017 at 7:00 am

Machine-learning provides curation tools that shape-cut online marketing content to make it work specifically for different platforms. Here's a philosophical look at how this new technology will shape the publishing industry. The post Machine-Learning: One Of Skills Publishers Need To Keep Moving Forward appeared first on Digital Book World.

New Digital Book Accessibility Certification Program Announced
June 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

A new Accessibility Certification Program offers a straightforward mandate for the international publishing industry: Make accessible books available to everyone who wants them at the time and place of their choosing. The post New Digital Book Accessibility Certification Program Announced appeared first on Digital Book World.

Press Release: Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers
June 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced that its newsletter business has reached the 1,000,000-subscriber mark. Lead by Early Bird Books, for fans of discount deals, The Lineup for fans of true-crime and horror fans and The Portalist for fans of science fiction and fantasy,…