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Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics
Statistics are funny things. Sometimes they teach us a lot, sometimes they are confusing, and sometimes they are intentionally misleading, but some of the statistics from two recent self-publishing surveys are starting to shake up the conventional wisdom about indie authors -- at least a little.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Lot's Cave Releases Erotic Novel 'Enchanted for the Weekend'
"Enchanted for the Weekend" by Houston Cei has just been published by Lot's Cave a website that specializes in erotica.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
If you want to compete, compete
I have spent the last week being simply exhausted by the Amazon stuff showing up in my news feed.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
[Guest Post] Jonathan Winn on a Monster Hiding in Plain Sight
Screenwriter, playwright, actor, and author of Martukthe Holy and The Martuk Series , Jonathan Winn was born in Seattle, WA.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Mystic Ink Publishing Expands Into New Markets
Aside from its print and Kindle offerings at Amazon.Com and independent book stores, Award Winning Mystic Ink Publishing has reached deeper into worldwide markets with a new expanded distribution agreement through Smashwords , making their titles available to major online retailers, including Apple which has distribution to iBooks stores in 51 ... (more)
Tue Jul 15, 2014
New Smashwords Survey gives more tips, stats on self-publishing sales
As one more contribution to the author earnings and self-publishing debate , alongside the UK Society of Authors , the UK ALCS , and Hugh Howey's AuthorEarnings, we have the 2014 Smashwords Survey from Mark Coker's Smashwords.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Morning Roundup: New art project aimed at book lovers. Lovecraft-inspired collection on Kickstarter
Smashwords CEO on Why He Supports Hachette Against Amazon Mark Coker, the CEO of self-publishing distribution business Smashwords and an indie author himself, is rooting for Hachette in its current business dispute with Amazon.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
'Where I Belong' Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List
To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Morning Roundup: Still need publishers, First look at new iPhone screen?
Why We Still Need Publishers I was surprised to get this response, because I've always been vocal about the fact that, yes, we need publishers.
Smashwords Releases 2014 Indie E-book Sales Survey
Readers in the market for indie or self-published e-books favor longer works, priced between $2.99 and $3.99, and are attracted by free e-book promotions, according to data from the third annual 2014 Smashwords Survey.
Book trade news from Book2book
The Effectiveness Of Free Ebooks Is Declining
Here is more from the Smashwords blog: "Free ebooks, according to our data derived from iBooks downloads, generated 39 times more downloads on average during our survey period than books at any price.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Mindjet Blog
Mind Mapping to Create a Brilliant Ebook Cover Design
Many publishing experts claim that after writing excellent copy for your eBook , the next most important thing to do is create a good cover design.
Fortiter Publishing eBooks Announces Sale on Smashwords
Fortiter Publishing LLC is pleased to announce that their ebooks, "The Turret Starclan Foundation," "The Best Laid Plans Birth of the Starclan," and "The Page The Year of the Dragons," are now available in multiple formats on Smashwords.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now
"Here in the Northern hemisphere, it's mid-summer. Readers everywhere are loading up their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and vacations.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Blood Reign Releases First Anthology
Blood Reign is pleased to announce its yearly anthology is now available in both print and digital format! It is available to order from Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes N' Noble, and Smashwords.
PRLog US Entertainment
Bryan W. Alaspa's New Detective Novel, Fracktured, Arrives Today
Jun. 30, 2014 - CHICAGO -- Chicago-based thriller, suspense and mystery author Bryan W. Alaspa has announced that his latest novel Fracktured: A Deklan Falls Case File has been released today and is now available in ebook format.