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Good Reads Joins Amazon: Where to Find Readers, Reviewers and Book Lovers Now?

There’s been a lot of buzz this week regarding the news that Amazon has bought Good Reads. Book lovers are threatening to burn their bookish bridges, so what’s next for the book loving community?

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Lightning Source

Self-Publishing: Selling and Converting eBooks with Lightning Source

There are so many eBook distributor options available that author’s are always asking us, which one should we use? This week we are taking a look at Lightning Source.

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Self-Publishing: Publishing Your eBook with Amazon

Ready to sell your eBook on Amazon? Well, as we all know, Amazon is a locked shop. Meaning, they don’t use ePUB files like the rest of the industry, but rather their own formats, which include .mobi and the new KF8 for fixed layout eBooks. That means you are better of using an eBook conversion service who knows what they are doing. Here you will find an Amazon approved list of such suppliers. Enjoy!

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How to get Amazon Book Reviews

Book Promotion: How to Get Book Reviews After Publication

In the past, book reviews were only available to the exclusive world of traditional publishers, and, in order to secure them you had to follow the A-typical trajectory of book production, creating galleys or ARC’s seven months prior to the publishing date, in order to mail these out to prospective reviewers, then wine and dine them and generally do whatever necessary to secure your WSJ, NYT or LA Times book review. Well, not anymore.The best part of the tech-transition is that the window of opportunity to get books reviewed is no longer a tiny crack of 6 months, it has become endless.

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NY Times Book Review: How to Get Book Reviews

Book Promotion: How to Get Pre-Publication Book Reviews

Traditional publishing houses excel in securing pre-publication book reviews in the media. They have the contacts, reputation and the clout to ensure that journalists and reviewers take note of their titles. However, small presses and even self-published authors can secure pre-pub book reviews too.

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Amazed at Amazon's Support for Authors

Amazed by Amazon’s Author Focus

Amazon, the book retailing behemoth feared by publisher’s and author’s alike appears to have chosen sides in the modern publishing war and it seems that David (a.k.a the powerless author’s) it the beneficiary. As we shift to a digital distribution and acquisition model for books, meaning that the majority of books will be discovered and purchased online, even if the actual book bought is a physical rather than en electronic book, the need to make your titles ‘discoverable’ increases exponentially.

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Sign of The Times: Barnes and Noble in the Bargain Bucket!

We’ve all seen it coming. Slowly at first. But recently the Digitization of Publishing has taken off like a rocket! First it was the online book stores, Amazon and Co, who crippled the indie bookstores, now it’s iPads and Apple who are rapidly contributing to the transformation of the book-to-consumer distribution model. Eventually, we will […]

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