Tag: e-book

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ has gotten more than 800 comments on the proposed e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. TED sells its e-books through a new app, offers subscriptions (PaidContent) 3. LA-based startup Livrada teams up with Target to sell e-book gift cards (PaidContent) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Apple settles $60 million dispute with Chinese company over ownership of iPad name  (AP) 2. ‘This American Life’ takes listeners inside outsourced journalism  (Poynter) 3. The Facebook e-mail debacle. Did it affect you? (via CNET) 4. Euro 2012 final generated [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Authors Guild objects to proposed e-books settlement (Mashable) 2. Will Google’s new tablet rival other e-readers? (USA Today) 3. Op-Ed: Europe needs a digital single market for its e-book industry (Guardian) 4. How to unlock your iTunes book so you [...] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

E-book author Victoria Hudson doesn’t like Amazon or the power it seems to wield with independent writers. She didn’t want to sell her book and short stories on its Kindle Direct Publishing Select program, something she calls “too restrictive to authors.” Instead she chose an alternative book distributor based in the San Francisco Bay Area [...] 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

In a previous article I described how self-publishers can easily create, market and sell e-books. In this article we’ll discuss the differences and steps required to create more complex enhanced e-books and apps based on books. In a nutshell, an e-book is a digital snapshot of a book, an enhanced e-book adds multimedia and interactive [...] more »

by Carla King

Self-published authors are in a unique position to benefit from the increasing consumer acceptance of digital books. The challenge, however, is that so many companies are popping up to offer conversion, distribution and sales. It’s tough for authors to know which vendor to choose for which services when it comes to their e-book. The truth [...] more »