E-Books and Interactive Publishing

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…