Tag: bowker

by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E Ink records a quarterly profit as e-reader sales increase (Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. The photobook format is up for grabs (Pete Brooks / Wired) 3. E-books continue surge at Hatchette, driving revenues increase (Digital Book World) 4. Bowker: Smashwords in the top producer of e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-book best-seller prices jump to highest level in months (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 2. Companies emerge to connect authors with readers on works in progress (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 3. E-books are changing reading habits (Bob Minzesheimer / USA Today) 4. Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle e-books (Jared […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to trial (Reuters) 2. TOC kicks off, explores the future of the book and the power of publishers (GoodEReader) 3. Serial fiction startup Plympton acquires company that delivers e-book installments by email and RSS (PaidContent.org) 4. Bowker and Vook partner to expand self-publishing services (AppNewser) 5. […] more »

by Carla King

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In the coming weeks, I’ll be looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses. […] more »

by Carla King

You are excited to self-publish, but sorting through the sheer quantity of offerings, claims, and technologies is overwhelming. I spend a good part of each week researching the topic and, for authors of trade paperback books with no or few illustrations, my answer is to use these two services for creating your e-book and print […] more »

by Carla King

Metadata used to be a wallflower, hiding out at the library with the Dewey Decimal system. Now it’s at every party, flitting about gathering and sorting books on mobile devices, e-readers, and websites. Metadata is a core component of digital information and news; so good book metadata is good book marketing. It’s an essential tool […] more »

by Carla King

The rise of online book retailers means that self-publishers have better access to customers than ever. But many authors still want to be on bookstore shelves. The good news is that you don’t really need traditional distribution to get into bookstores. The Databases With your ISBN and bar code from Bowker in hand (read my […] more »