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21 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly

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.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Fri Jul 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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Related Topix: Retail, Barnes and Noble

Thu Jul 24, 2014

TeleRead

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.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

SF Signal

[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.

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Related Topix: Amazon

Mon Jul 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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)

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Related Topix: Libraries

Tue Jul 15, 2014

TeleRead

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.

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Related Topix: SlideShare

Thu Jul 10, 2014

TeleRead

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.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

GalleyCat

'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.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

TeleRead

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.

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Publishers' Weekly

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Marketing

BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

TeleRead

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.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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