The Most Popular Book Formats for Indie Publishers

By the time you take into account print books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options available. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats.

Self-Published Authors Earning 39% of All Ebook Royalties on Kindle Store

The latest quarterly report from Author Earnings has been published and estimates that self-published authors are now earning nearly 40% of all ebook royalties on the Kindle store. One of the key objectives of Author Earnings is to help authors spot emerging trends in the world of digital publishing so that they can make the best decisions with their manuscripts. The […]

Sony Reader Store to Close on 20 March

It is now more than a month since Sony announced their plan to close the Sony Reader Store  in the U.S. and Canada and it is only a few days until the closure takes place. Here is a quick heads up for those who need to take any further action. It is sad to see […]

Indie Publishing News RoundUp – 7 Jan 2014

Here is a quick round-up of publishing stories making the news in this first week of 2014. Smashwords is reporting that author revenue was up 33% in 2013, to $20 million from $15 million the year before. There are now 275,000 titles (up 45%) and 83,000 authors (up 42%).   Goodreads almost doubled in size for […]

The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition, Now Available

I am very pleased to announce the release of “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition“. It also reveals my new strategy, or recommended path, for creating ePub and Mobi formats as easily and painlessly as possible!The first edition was released in December 2011 and has helped many writers to self-publish their own […]

Kindle Matchbook: Amazon Will Bundle Ebooks With Print

Amazon has announced a new service called Kindle Matchbook where customers can buy discounted ebook versions of print books they purchase or have purchased in the past. “For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.” Did you […]

Indie Publishing News Roundup

I’ve been a tad busy, moving between cities, so I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Here is a quick round-up of a few of the biggest stories you might have missed. Department of Justice has won the ebook antitrust case against Apple. The decision in favor of the DOJ by Judge Denise Cote comes […]

Barnes & Noble Launches NOOK Press

Barnes & Noble today announced the rebranding of its indie author platform, PubIt!, as NOOK Press, and are promoting the new service as “Self-Publishing Made Simple”. It is intended to be an innovative publishing platform offering authors a fast, easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish ebooks. One of the main objectives is clearly […]

10 Reasons Why Authors Should Be On Google Plus

In case you haven’t heard already, Google+ has now passed Twitter to become the 2nd largest social network in terms of active users. While Google Plus may still be behind Facebook keep in mind that Google also has YouTube at #3! Authors, and indie authors in particular, should be making the most of this opportunity. You […]

The Future of Publishing

Be sure to watch this video, prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films. The message it contains is very important if you want to succeed with your publishing. Hint: make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!