2011 was an essential year for self-publishing and it’s good to have all major events collected in one place. I prepared a timeline, which works very well with a detailed report on top self-published Kindle ebooks of 2011 and will be a part of the infographic about self-publishing I’m going to post at Ebook Friendly by the end of [...]
Readability 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. I’ve covered Readability a couple of times already . In this post I’ll list ways in which [...]
Piotr Kowalczyk commented on the blog post “Look Inside” for Kindle Books – 3 Tips for Authors 1 year, 8 months ago
I see a difference between the Look Inside for a print book and a Kindle edition. There are more and more book which don’t have a print version. Readers may think they are of bad quality (self-pub, $0.99), those who get interested have another way to test the book before buying (besides faves, reviews, a.s.o.). [...]
Hi Ron, I don’t think so. If people don’t know you, repeating the name on a cover doesn’t help a lot. I would say that that it’s Seth Godin to have doubts. People know him, look for his books and we see no name on a cover… The thing is that together with context we [...]
This post is a part of Ebook specific cover design series. There are three approaches to covers: – ebook cover is a copy of a print edition, – one cover is designed for both print and digital edition, – a cover is designed for ebook only. I’d like to focus on the last one as it creates [...]
Piotr Kowalczyk wrote a new blog post: “Look Inside” for Kindle Books – 3 Tips for Authors 1 year, 8 months ago
Recently Amazon added to Kindle Store a new, very useful feature – Look Inside . It is the same feature as Look Inside for printed editions but it’s showing the content of the relevant Kindle book. More details about the this functionality you can find in this post and now I’d like to focus on how writers can benefit [...]
Piotr Kowalczyk commented on the blog post How to Effectively Publish and Promote Your Books to iPad and iPhone Users 1 year, 11 months ago
The most convenient way is to use the Kindle Store and Smashwords – but that’s from my experience. I use Smashwords to deliver content to B&N and iBookstore. I wouldn’t be able to do it directly, anyway, as I’m not living in US.
This post is designed to give you a concise, yet comprehensive preview of most important free tools you can pick up to publish and promote your e-books. I hope it will help you discover those which best fit your author profile and personal needs. This list is planned to be a one-stop place with all what’s [...]
Users of devices with Apple’s iOS mobile operating system (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) are a very attractive group of potential readers. There are two major reasons: 1. iOS is a very versatile system, allowing the author to distribute books via different sets of tools and channels. 2. iOS users are more willing to buy the [...]
In September last year Amazon introduced a new tool, Kindle for the Web , which allows users to read and share first chapters of books without leaving a web browser. In addition to a good-looking preview interface, there are two useful features: sharing and embedding. The latter one is a very good, yet underestimated tool which can [...]
sure. I’ve registered to iwritereadrate.com already and will definitely publish a book as soon as you’ll go online.
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Thanks for making it a lead story! Kindle for the Web is a really powerful tool and soon I’ll share a special post on how writers can benefit from it. If you want to embed Kindle preview on your blog right now, you can go to your PRINT book at Amazon, find a green box [...]
Some of you already know that I founded Ebook Friendly – a special kind of e-bookstore addressed to those readers who are aware of distractions the web brings and want to avoid them at the stage of browsing for books. Because reading is all about being focused, opposite to Internet – which is all about being distracted. [...]
Piotr Kowalczyk wrote a new blog post: Self-publishing is a source of innovative thinking 2 years, 2 months ago
Presentation: Self-publishing – a source of innovative thinking and how to benefit from it . The presentation the link to which you see above was prepared for Ebook Lab Italia conference. I wanted to highlight a prevailing characteristic of self-publishers, yet not discovered and fully utilized by publishers and readers. It’s the innovative…[Read more]
Mobile reading it’s where I see a growing potential. I’m focused on it for two years now, so people I’m connected with are the ones who are interested in this area as well.
Anyway, people go mobile, it’s good to make sure they have something to read:-)
There are great services like Ether Books , which are designed to reach mobile readers and populate their minds with high quality reads tailored to mobile conditions. But what to do when you are not lucky enough to be one of Ether authors? If you are a self-publisher actively using social media to find readers and draw their [...]
The e-reader price war has started. In a couple of hours the prices of major e-reading devices, Kindle and Nook, have dropped under $200. It’s not a coincidence that this is happening right now. Google Editions will launch in a couple of days, weeks at latest. And when it happens, the world will receive a simple [...]