My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com. The EZBuyButton widget is the most advanced ‘buy now’ widget for selling books. We make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their [...]
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I wrote this on my own blog, and thought it may be interesting for fellow self-publishers to share my experience. I wanted this blog to be about writing, so I thought I would share how I came to write my first book. In July I left work after being made redundant. I had wanted to [...]
Getting a notable VIP, industry guru, or media celebrity to write the foreword for your book is a great way to jump-start bigger sales and get positive publicity for your book. If you are an unknown author, getting a notable leader in your field to write your foreword is essential if you want to get [...]
Novelnook was founded in August 2012 as an LLC in the state of Colorado. At Novelnook, we strive to offer the best services to our self-published eBook authors – for free. We also have constructed a community that fosters social networking and interaction. Readers will not only get to browse a variety of eBooks but [...]
Author’s note: The following post was published on http://www.teresaedmond.wordpress.com. Like many writers, for years I’ve pinned my hopes on getting that one “yes” from either an agent or a traditional publisher. I was afraid of taking the self-publishing/independent publishing route because that didn’t “validate” my author status. However, practically every agent that answered my query [...]
Giacomo & Slick Anything Good Takes Time. I have read a lot of articles and advice from people about writing, and how writers should just write. Hurry up and write. Write. Write. Write. Somewhere in the article they mention, in passing, about making sure the quality is there, but the focus usually shifts back to writing [...]
In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s treatise on women and fiction, Mrs. Woolf lamented that, historically, women had to have both money and a room of their own in order to write – two resources that had been universally difficult, if not impossible, for women to attain back then. However, these days women [...]
In an ocean of self-published titles, two questions surface: How can readers find quality e-books, and how can authors of quality e-books find readers? Before Amazon’s Kindle changed the face of electronic publishing, in 2006, 51,237 self-published titles were printed as physical books that year, according to the data company Bowker. Last year, Bowker estimated [...]
Yes, a book’s foreword, preface, and introduction are different. And each has a different purpose. But each has the same goal: To . . .
1. Make an emotional connection with the reader, which will . . .
2. Build credibility for the book’s author and the book, which will . . .
3. Sell more books. Period.
This is the mantra that we self-publishers must always keep in mind for everything we create. Everything, without exception.
I was going to post this as part of James Moushon’s blog Real Ebooks: Are We still in the Stone Age? But now that I’ve written it, I see it as a separate discussion. It might help, though, to read James’s blog and comments to see, in part, where this is coming from. I want [...]