Scribd has long been the go-to spot for sharing text-based documents, but it’s been in the news recently for its new, subscription-based premium reader service (unlimited books for $8.99 a month). Now that the service has been monetized, e-books are available either to purchase separately (outside the subscription model) or via its subscription service and are available in both the Scribd store and Scribd apps with royalties at “80% of revenue.” Unlike with other publishers that require an e-pub file, authors can upload any file type (pdf, word doc, rtf) for free and make changes easily by uploading a new file —while still retaining the document’s statistics, comments, and URL. Scribd emphasizes its facilitation of discoverability with over 80 million monthly readers and a curated homepage of selected titles based on the subscriber’s interests. It also bills itself as a social publisher that supports comments on author’s work and allows embedding of documents in blogs and other websites. Authors must register for a free Scribd account. Authors control pricing and preview options and have access to “instant analytics.”
You can publish on Amazon KDP as well as all the other platforms, but Amazon also offers KDP Select, which is a specific service that you can opt into for 90 day periods. It means that your books will be included in Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service for Amazon Prime members, where the books are more likely to be borrowed by readers. There are other advantages around free promotion days or countdown deals. You are paid based on pages read from a pot of money shared between authors at the end of each month.
The Utah Bar Journal is an important resource for Utah attorneys to keep up to date with changes in Utah law and stay informed of activities and happenings in the local Bar. Students looking to practice in Utah should take a look at the Utah Bar Journal and see what it has to offer. Most months we have a stack of print copies of the bar journal that are available on a first-come first-served basis at the circulation desk. Now the Utah Bar Journal is being offered in eBook format for easier access on your tablet or eReader. Interested readers can download the Utah Bar Journal in .epub or .mobi formats. It is also available as a .pdf.
I can't tell you how long Amazon will continue offering this deal -- and what future payout rates will be -- but I do know plenty of indie authors who are choosing the KDP Select option and not publishing on other platforms because they think it makes the most sense both in terms of number of sales (or downloads) and earnings. Kindle still has the largest market share with about 60 percent of the e-book pie (Nook is at around 25 percent, Apple 15 percent, and others are left to pick up the crumbs).
With the advent of technology there is now a growing number of resources where you can download your favorite e-book from such as Textbook Nova. Moreover, you can also get a digital copy of your book through different torrent clients online. However, exploring the world of torrent can always be tricky and risky. Always have the keen eyes for reliable sources of torrent files and never miss to install an antivirus software to protect your device from getting infected.
I’ve done a lot of eBooks that started out as nice print books with “sexy fonts” and my eBook programmer has been able to make those eBooks look just as nice as their print counterparts. Pretty fonts stay intact by embedding them as images within the code and complex graphics, bullets, bolds, italics and other formatting issues that come up with anything besides straight plain text look fabulous when a proper eBook programmer converts it.
Any EBook Converter Free program is the definition of the best eBook converter software. This program is a multithreaded converter that can convert up to 16 eBooks at the same time. This program has a huge list of both input and output eBook formats supported: FB2, CBZ, CHM, LIT, ODT, EPUB, MOBI, DOCX, SNB, AZW3 PDF, TXT, HTML, PML, RTF and other eBook formats more. You can freely convert between each of them.
My first eBook did okay (as a Kindle product), but I won’t go that route next time – I’ll sell it as a PDF on website. I know, I’m missing out on tons of customers – but Amazon just irritates me. Plus, if you get some troll who badmouths your book (I had dozens of 5-star reviews and one 2-star by a psycho who never actually read the book), Amazon won’t do anything about the bogus review. Disappointing service from Amazon all round, I’m afraid.
Blurb places an emphasis on its print book options, but also offers fixed format e-books, which are sold through the Blurb Bookstore and Apple’s iBookstore. Blurb charges a one-time $9.99 e-book publishing fee. While more limited in discoverability than other platforms, Blurb is ideal for authors who have a design-heavy project like a cookbook or children’s book, and authors can also create enhanced e-books with audio and video. Authors are able to choose from existing design templates using the company’s Bookify tool or opt for more options with the downloadable application BookSmart. Royalties are 80% of list price minus Apple’s 30% fee from books sold via the iBookstore—payments are either made via PayPal (subject to a $1 processing fee) or check ($5 processing fee). For authors who are looking for a supportive online community, Blurb also offers an inspiration hub with creative writing exercises, a tips and tutorials page with numerous webinar tutorials, and the Blurb Indie café, which gathers together indie publishing resources and tips.
That’s tough because a book that is priced at $10 has to deliver 10 times the value than a book that is $0.99. Honestly, when it comes to pricing, I say go with your gut feeling. To me, it wasn’t about the money but more about getting my writing and ideas out there. It was my first eBook so I wanted to be fair and I wanted to test the waters. I could have put this as a newsletter subscription to my blog, but I wanted to experiment with different avenues.
But despite his reputation as a skilled and reliable--although very eccentric--fleet commander, he does his work to finance his real mission: To locate and return to his unmapped homeworld, long believed a myth by the galaxy at large. So when his intelligence network discovers a woman he knew from home, he must take one of his fleets into action and risk everything he's ever accomplished to free her from a slave ship. Along the way, he must face a number of unpleasant truths about both the galaxy and himself...