If you can’t hire an editor, use your resources (friends, mentors, coworkers, blogger/writer friends, etc). A lot of my editing in my last book was a lot of teamwork and open brainstorming/openly editing. I was also fortunate to have a friend with great editorial skills, but mainly it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes read over your work (and usually being right next to them to hear what they read).
I am familiar with BuckBooks but i’m not sure how it relates to That’s My eBook. They are both ebook related websites but totally different in operation. BuckBooks requires you to reduce your ebook to $0.99 to make a sale or promote your ebook. Users are forced to join a mailing list and the site is very difficult to navigate through… not to mention the message “SORRY, BUCKS BOOKS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER.” on their submission page.
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.
Hey Paul, I gather from what I read that you are charging 99 cents for your ebook. The most likely reason that people are not borrowing the book is the price. Customers who are involved in the lending program get to choose the book they borrow each month. They usually choose a higher priced book to get for free. If you were going to get 2 books in one month and one was 99 cents and one was $9.99 you would likely choose to get the $9.99 book for free and buy the 99 cent book. This is what KDP members are doing – choosing the books they borrow by looking at the books they want and choosing the more expensive book as their borrowed book and buying the less expensive books.
Many of you are not willing to pay for the e-books until and unless you decided to give your financial support to your favorite authors. Also, this is one of the reasons why people loving e-books than printed books- it is available for free. Yes, almost each and every e-book is available for free to download. All you need is some patience to checkouts multiple websites. There is a way that you can easily get your favorite e-books for free. Let us look at this technology in this article.
Give away the first chapter of your book as an immediately accessible PDF on your web page or on Amazon. Include a re-tweet button in several strategic locations in the chapter. This allows people who love what they read, to easily share with friends on Twitter. When someone clicks on this re-tweet button, it shows a pre-crafted tweet that says: “I’m reading @……. new book: … Get the first chapter free here too: http://………” You get the idea?
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Ebook Converter is the simplest way to help you convert a large number of e-book file format in a very short time. It supports the current main e-book formats such as adobe epub, adobe pdf, kindle azw,mobi, prc and other types. A lot of e-books that readers bought from all kinds of sites may belong to a variety kinds of file formats. In fact not all electronic readers or computer software can identify all the e-book formats. The reason is that they are invented by all sorts of different manufacturers. In order to solve the problem that various electronic readers can support different formats, Ebook converter comes with a couple new features can easily help you convert the main e-book format to others. The common e-book formats contain: EPUB,PDF, AZW and MOBI. Adobe Digital Editions supports EPUB and PDF format. Amazon Kindle supports PDF, AZW and MOBI, B&N Nook supports EPUB format. And other e-Readers also support the EPUB format like Sony Reader, Kobo, iPhone, iPad.
Here are the three big questions to bear in mind with e-book creation: first, what is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to produce an e-book? Second, where will it be distributed? And third, how much of a cut do you get? With those in mind, let's take a look at some of the more high-profile options available currently. I'm limiting it to these options because I want to keep this as simple as possible.
Jane: Thanks so much for this awesome compendium! I have benefited greatly from other postings of yours as well. I do have one question, however. I absolutely MUST get an editor for my historical fiction novel but am also unemployed. I have heard from others about Movable Type Management/Rogue Pricing, which offers editing for a small take of the profits (which seems wholly fair to me) though I would be open to other similar entities. I don’t find much here in this list addressing editors and outfits such as MTM, unless I am overlooking something. My novel is around 260,000… Read more »
Ebookee is yet another e-book-centric torrent site with a myriad category such as Tech, Novel, Non-Fiction, Tutorials, Magazines, Business, Entertainment, Economics, Newspapers, and other educational genres such as Health, Programming, C++, Mathematics, Medicine, Windows, and Security/Hacking. One feature that really stood out was the sub-category system classified into groups such as “Recently Viewed eBooks”, “Top 10 eBooks”, “Top 10 Users”, “Active users”, and “Latest Added Books”. These sub-categories make it a lot easier to pick a book.
But I would add, there’s more to finding a target market than just “finding” it. Once you find it, you then have to figure out what angle you need to come from to make them interested in what you are writing and in some instances that can be tricky. You have to understand what is selling in the marketplace and then what about that HASN’T been tapped into yet.
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