All posts by Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis has a Masters degree in Vocational/Technical Education from the University of Regina with a major in English, and education major as a teacher-librarian. She did her thesis work in online education. Currently, she's employed by Saskatchewan Polytechnic as an Instructional Designer, putting her writing and Web development skills together with her education and experience as an adult educator. She shares her publishing experience with writers through the three courses she teaches online for community colleges and libraries around the world. She's the internationally published award winning author of 30+ books, including e-books in both fiction and nonfiction genres for preschoolers to adults. Her books are published in five countries. She's also an international speaker, having delivered sessions on ebook publishing in Canada, the U.S., Sweden, and the Philippines, as well as many additional workshops across Canada. Linda is a professional travel writer, photographer, and influencer, publishing the online travel magazine/blog, guide2travel.ca. Her travel writing includes three print travel guides in the Backroads Mapbooks series, plus hundreds of articles in various journals, magazines, and newspapers, and her work can be found across the Internet.

What Ebook Category Increased Sales the Most During the Pandemic?

It’s no surprise that ebook sales have increased during the worldwide pandemic shut downs from mid-March to mid-May of 2020.  In response to closures, many e-retailers  stepped in to make sure readers had lots (even free) to choose from, including Apple (for iPhone and iPad), Scribd (digital library), Kobo, and even Sesame Street. Libraries that had to close their doors came up with various ways to make sure their e-collections could reach regular patrons and attract new ones. Continue reading What Ebook Category Increased Sales the Most During the Pandemic?

What’s Selling in Kindle Ebooks for 2018 — And Just as Important — What’s Not!

What better day to sit back and reflect on ebook sales than the last day of the year? While it’s frigid cold outside (so cold many New Year’s Eve celebrations across Canada have been cancelled!), there’s lots of hot news in my K-Lytics Premium monthly report for 2017. Continue reading What’s Selling in Kindle Ebooks for 2018 — And Just as Important — What’s Not!

Effective Words: Do Your Words Have the Strength of a Brick Wall or a Tissue?

You’ve probably heard all the terms. Author. Writer. Wordsmith. Wizard of words. Scribe. Litterateur. Well maybe not this one! But no matter which one you claim when you sit down with your pen — or keyboard — they all mean you’re going to use words to communicate an idea or story of some sort. Continue reading Effective Words: Do Your Words Have the Strength of a Brick Wall or a Tissue?