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Smashwords: 10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market by 2020
Indie authors have learned to publish like professionals , which means self publishing will lead to more better books, and more diversity of better books.
Vook releases free book sales tracker
Leading ebook technology company Vook today launched Author Control, a daily market intelligence dashboard that allows authors to track the sales and unit downloads of their books in Amazon, Amazon KDP, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Nook Press, Kobo Writing Life, CreateSpace, Smashwords, Google, and Samsung, and display their results in a secure, ... (more)
Morning Roundup: Smashwords Read an eBook Week promotion. Books-a-Million pleased with Espresso pilot
Is Genre Fiction Creating a Market for Lemons? Two decisions have converged during the rise of ebooks to make low-production-value, low-priced books much more commonplace.
Smashwords reaches 10 billion published words
The 10 billion mark is nice, but what it represents is more important. Smashwords CEO and founder Mark Coker addressed some of this in his blog on Monday.
Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt
With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn from their writing--much of it sparked by a blog post from author Hugh Howey -- PW asked Mark Coker, founder of indie publishing platform Smashwords, to offer his two cents.
Morning Roundup: iPad dominates business tablet usage. Smashwords updates eDelivery service
Self-Published Books: The Surprising Data from Amazon I think that there are a couple of important points that Howey skirts, if not eliding them altogether.
On Their Own
Now at age 70 he is one, four times over. In 2011 Pollak self-published his first novel "The Expendable Man," which he began writing in 2009 shortly before his retirement as CEO and founder of Albany-based press release distribution service readMedia.