Tag: lightning source

by Carla King

Self-publishing services are on the rise — a dramatic one. And because of this, technologies are evolving weekly, and advertising is flowing. If you’re using a free subsidy press and e-book distributor to self-publish and sell your book, one service to get familiar with is Lightning Source. Lightning Source has free book cover templates, spine-width [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Digital technology is disrupting the book industry as never before. The rise of e-books is poised to overtake sales of print books soon, and people are reading books on Kindles, iPads, Nooks and more. Plus, the equation for authors is changing, as they get more tools to go around traditional publishers and go the self-publishing [...] 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 a three-part series, I’m 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. In [...] 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 »

by Carla King

The rise of self-publishing has made it possible for anyone to be an author. Now, some people are also choosing to outsource their book project by hiring an author services company. On the surface, this seems much easier than finding and hiring a half-dozen professionals to create your book. (For background on the self-publishing industry [...] more »