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Free tools, tips and links from SPR on writing and selling your book

A New Way to Promote: Pay With A Tweet

There are good arguments for both sides of the issue on eBook pricing. A lower price may devalue your work, but it may also drive sales. There’s also the option of giving it away for free.

Henry’s recent experiment with giving his novel away for free got me thinking about doing the same with mine.…

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Kindle Fire HTML 5 Specs

Kindle has released its specs for the Kindle Fire and beyond, which now support HTML 5.

We’re pleased to announce a wide range of new features and enhancements – including HTML5 support – coming in Kindle Format 8 (KF8). KF8 is the next generation file format for Kindle books – replacing Mobi 7.

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eBook Marketing: What Goes Around Comes Around

To eBook authors, marketing can be a daunting task. Whether you’re an indie publisher or you are using a traditional publisher, the marketing is usually left up to you.

It is a digital world now and self-publishers are not tied to bookstores with limited shelf space and a revolving inventory.…

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Storify Your Blog

Storify is the next big thing.  Or maybe it’s already the big thing and I’m just hearing about it. Given that their Facebook page has around 4000 likes, word hasn’t gotten out in a huge way about the service.  It should be of immediate use to writers, and offers a new way to promote a book.…

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How Writers Can Use Readability

Readability logoReadability is a service which turns web pages into a clutter-free reading mode. In times when more and more people suffer from Internet distractions it seems to be helpful solution for readers – as well as writers – of web content.…

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Crowdsourcing with PubSlush

This looks promising – a  Kickstarter, but only for books.  Or: a kind of Authonomy, but where people actually put down money instead of votes.

The process is simple. Just as it’s done in the publishing world, we ask authors to submit ten pages and a summary of their book.

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