Archive for the ‘ebooks’ Tag

Fridays are now my eBook Education Days

I did my normal daily routine of reading the daily blogs I follow with a passion, sucking up the information to increase my knowledge on all things to do with ebook publishing.

First, I visited Dean Wesley Smith’s blog.

I studied the layout of his cover for his latest short story. Then I headed over to Dreamstime.com to search for the graphic he used. I found it and studied why he picked this graphic instead of many others in the same search results. Continue reading

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Welcome to 2011!

If, like me, you have been following the eBook growth over the past few years, you should read Mark Coker’s predictions for 2011.

Then check out Dean Wesley Smith’s take on Mark’s predictions. Also read all the comments. There are some gems of information scattered throughout the comments. In case you missed it, one commenter has clear instructions to get your ebook on Kindle. You will find it here.

Still with me? Good. Continue reading

Introduction to Smashwords

Smashwords is leading the way to publish ebooks, and it is the way I chose to get my stories onto the internet so others can enjoy them as much as I do.

Mark Coker has created a presentation on Introducing Smashwords and even if you are not ready to put your own novels up on Smashwords yet it is well worth taking the time to watch. You can click the links inside the presentation for further information on getting published the Indie way.

For all you NaNoWriMo authors who succeeded in typing The End on 30th November, there is an area on Smashwords to record your word count, and if you didn’t participate this year, there is always next year.

Keep writing.

Interesting Articles

I read a couple of interesting blogs this weekend that helped me understand more about the business of writing. Continue reading

Working on my Marketing Plan

Do you have a marketing plan for your novels? Is it similar to mine? Continue reading

Building Readers or Followers

I am now studying internet marketing. One ebook I purchased was Small Reports Fortune by Jimmy D. Brown. It was a recommendation from Holly Lisle. It includes a step by step guide to marketing small reports (non fiction), but the same processes can be used to market fiction. Continue reading

I am testing Smashwords

I have been following J A Konrath and Dean Wesley Smith’s blogs for some time and have taken the plunge. I uploaded a Sifi short story to Smashwords. Continue reading