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by Miral Sattar

After a fantastic BEA (Book Expo America), I’ve been digesting the whole Amazon/Hachette battle. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that it’s an incredible time to be a self-published author. The first thing that surprised me is that so much has been misreported about the Amazon/Hachette battle. Amazon and Hachette are negotiating their contract terms, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lower prices for unlimited e-books (Neil Parmar / CNN Money) 2. Library consortium tests interlibrary loans of e-books (Jennifer Howard / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. The book industry isn’t dying, it’s thriving with an e-book assist (Aaron Pressman / Yahoo Finance) 4. Self-published e-books: the surprising data from Amazon (Cory Doctorow / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Barnes and Noble’s annual meeting: “Look, no one is happy with Nook” (GigaOm) 2. Smashwords launches series manager (Good E-Reader) 3. New all-time low average price for best-selling e-books (Digital Book World) 4. A hybrid author on self-publishing vs. traditional publishing (Publishing Perspectives) 5. Booktrack adds customized playlists to e-books (Mashable)   Get our […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Maybe you’ve always had an idea for a book but were too daunted by the traditional gatekeepers of agents and publishers. Well now you can dust off the manuscript and get read to publish, because the growth of self-publishing services and social media makes it easier than ever to self-publish your book. But whether you […] more »

by Miral Sattar

In addition to the writing and the marketing and promotion of a book, self-published authors even have to get as nitty gritty as pricing the book. A lot of authors come to me asking how they should price their self-published titles to optimize sales. Some self-publishing critics say that the books that do sell well […] more »