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As one of the largest online sources for eBooks, Amazon has a large self-publishing arm with Kindle Direct Publishing. The platform allows you to publish your business eBook on the Amazon Kindle Store, which makes them available on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iOS, Android and more. Self-publishing is free and you can earn up to 70 percent royalties on sales.
FreeBookSpot is another torrent site that caters specifically to e-book consumers. It has over 90 categories belonging to a horde of genres including engineering, fiction, architecture, astronomy, audio books, computers, DIY, hardware, graphics, psychology, etc. Though it does have a decent catalogue of fiction titles, it is more popular for non-fiction and educational books. You can browse by genres or other sub-categories such as “Wanted”, “Expired”, “Most Popular”, and “Selections”. They do have an option for registering yourself as a user but that’s not mandatory to get access to the content. Aside from downloading e-books, you could even share your e-books and receive feedback from fellow users.
Das Tier riss den Mann mit sich mit und für eine Sekunde hob es, als Ausdruck urwüchsigen Triumphes, den Kopf in den Nacken, wirbelte den hilflos zappelnden Mann hin und her und schleuderte ihn in den Dreck wie eine Puppe. Der Jäger war noch am Leben, versuchte, sich mit verrenkten Gliedern in Sicherheit zu bringen, doch es gab keine. Wieder beschrieb der Büffel einen weiten Kreis, zog eine Staubwolke hinter sich her, ließ den Dahinkriechenden sehen, was er tat. Dann war er ein weiteres Mal bei ihm, trampelte über ihn hinweg und diesmal rührte der Jäger sich nicht mehr. Leech konnte das Blut des Mannes an dem Horn herunterlaufen sehen, als das Tier endlich von dem Toten abließ und sich, seinem Urtrieb gehorchend, daran machte seiner Herde zu folgen. Dieses eBook beinhaltet die Monsterfresser-Story "Die Bestien von Fort Hunter" und eine XL-Leseprobe. [more][Less]
If you write children’s books, then consider the Kindle Kids Book Creator, which is a specific tool for image-heavy children’s books. Check out this interview on the tool and also this interview with Karen Inglis on all aspects of children’s publishing. You can also check out iBooks Author, which can be used for children’s books on the iPad as well as textbooks with enhanced video and images.
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Coming from the music industry (and I know you know a little about that topic), they were quite certain the CD would live forever and they could just continue to reap their profits off the backs of the artists. But the same recording and distribution technology that became available and affordable to the lay person, which created the DIY music artist and forshadowed the death of the music biz is we knew it, is about to do the same to the conventional book publishing biz.
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