There’s no doubt that self publishing is a big undertaking. After all, in traditional publishing, there may be as many as 13 departments! And that’s on top of the most important role–yours–the author.
So, I’ve gathered some of the common questions I get from participants in my online course, Publish and Sell Your Ebooks, to share the answers here.
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An article in The Telegraph declares, “Fairy tales allow kids a safe place to explore the idea that life isn’t always easy, that things can go wrong, and people don’t always have your best interests at heart. At the same time, as the “good” characters are usually rewarded at the end, it’s a way of reinforcing positively the importance of being kind, thoughtful and true.”
As a teacher-librarian, I couldn’t agree more, which is why I’ve started retelling my favorite fairy tales and fables and legends in language for beginner readers, and publishing them in ebook form. And this week, the first fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, is free to download on Amazon around the world.
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The course, Publish and Sell Your E-Books, was launched in 2011, through libraries and community colleges around the world. In that time, it has helped thousands of authors get their first ebooks into ebookstores. Many authors, who have already published ebooks, join the course to learn more about the “sell” part of self publishing, and how to do a better job of marketing their ebooks. Continue reading Publish & Sell Your Ebooks: Course Updates for 2020 →
Whether you’re checking out the marketplace to publish your own books, or looking for great reads at a low price, knowing how to access and download the top 100 free ebooks on Amazon is important.
If you’re publishing your own ebooks, you may know that book sellers can’t actually list books for free or at $0.00 dollars in the Kindle store. However, publishers using KDP Select can decide to give their books away for free five days out each 90 day period. Continue reading How to Read Free eBooks on Amazon →
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? →