Tag: ebooks

A Big eBook Day in the UK

Readers in the UK had a big day yesterday, but so did authors whose books are available in ebook form to UK readers. There were two big announcements: The first was that Amazon has launch Kindle Unlimited for the UK. UK readers can pay a monthly subscription to read as many eligible books as they […]

How Bookbub and Permafree Changed My Life Last Week

So if you follow this blog, you know a) I’m a huge proponent of Bookbub and b) I’ve been lucky enough to have them feature my books three times, the third being Friday June 27. I wrote about the first two times HERE and HERE. They were great. This third time literally is a game […]

Does the early bird get the worm with indie book pre-orders?

A nifty way to generate rankings for your books at its launch is by offering pre-orders. As an indie, you can do this for both ebooks (easy) and paperbacks on Amazon (complex).  Pre-orders allow people to place orders as soon as they decide they want your book, when you begin pre-launch promotion. Without pre-orders, people […]

What’s good for the goose is NOT good for the gander, on Amazon.

I LOVE Amazon. Please understand, as an indie author, I make the bulk of my $$$$$ on Amazon. In many ways, they single-handedly caused the leveling of the traditional publishing playing field so that indies have a chance to publish on their terms. I don’t love EVERYTHING about Amazon, however, because I’m not a robot. […]

Ain’t nothing sexier than technology strategy.

An adapted and unedited chapter from my upcoming SkipJack Publishing book (release date August 15, 2013) What kind of loser indie publishes, and how can I be one too? Ebooks, my friends, are a no-brainer. At the time I wrote Loser, ebooks sales had gobbled up more than 25% of the market for books, books […]

Pricing Advice for Indie Authors

One of the hardest choices to make as an indie author is how to price your books, at least it was (and is) for me. Why? Because it is so hard to see whether your pricing strategy is helping or hurting you amongst the many other variables that might be impacting sales. I’ve read tons […]

Ebook sales outlets: where to upload, how, and why.

For most of you embarking on indie publishing, the biggest return on investment for you in ebook sales will be to upload your book onto Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. While their market share is shrinking, they still hold over 60% of it. And be sure you do the uploading yourself, not through a “service.” It’s super easy, […]