With the huge controversy brewing in the Book Publishing Industry over book reviews and how they’re obtained and used, I thought I would jump in on this. We have exposed a problem in the trust of one of the decision points buyers have. Is the ebook as good as the review says it is? How [...]
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One of the first things an indie author should realize is that the printed version of their book does not have the same content as the ebook version and the differences start right in the front of the book. It starts with the Copyright Page. The first area that jumps out is the copyright page [...]
So when will we start to see REAL ebooks appear on the market? You know the ebooks that take advantage of their digital environment. Ebooks that have been rendered to improve the reader’s ebook experience. As the number of ebook devices explodes into the book reader’s world, the readers are going to expect more. This [...]
Baby Steps First Starting to self-publish your ebook or even thinking about it can be a daunting task. A little help before you start will save you time and help you in publishing your ebook in all the right places. When I published my first book, I had no idea where to go or what [...]
I have been asked several times this month what I think are the best current sources of information for the eBook author. I think research is a key element in an indie’s quest for success so I spend a lot of time reading blogs and books on publishing and writing. I did a little research [...]
Stories from the Asphalt is one of the more interesting self-published books I’ve seen in recent months. The cover alone sets it apart, with its spectacular illustration and clean, no nonsense concentration on its message.
Our next book for review is the historical novel The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson. This novel is set during the American revolutionary war. Arthur Peterson said in his email to me that “I have not been impressed with the quality of POD printing and decided to go with offset in part because the design of the book cried out for rough-edged (deckled) pages and a matte laminate cover.” [...]
Review by Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com Our next book for review is Stay by Moriah Jovan. (6″ x 9″, 332 pages, softbound, ISBN 978-0981769639, B10 Mediaworx.) This is the second book in a series titled “The Tales of Dunham.” Design Review—Cover All of Moriah’s design for this book is careful and elegant, and the tone is [...]