Category Archives: eBooks

Answers to Your Ebook Publishing Questions

Updated May 1, 2020.

Are you struggling with the decision to self-publish your book as an ebook or keep sending it out to traditional publishers who don’t even acknowledge your submission? You’re not alone.

Hundreds of thousands of writers are taking ebook publishing into their own hands. But, of course, they have lots of questions — you may have too. Here are the answers to some that I’ve been asked. Continue reading Answers to Your Ebook Publishing Questions

Myth or Fact: Does Amazon Own My Ebook When I Publish On Kindle?

We’ve all heard rumors about e-publishing and having all of your rights stolen without payment. Sometimes these rumors are spread by someone malicious, and sometimes they’re spread by people who misinterpret agreements they’ve read online. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to figure out whether a rumor is a myth or a fact. Continue reading Myth or Fact: Does Amazon Own My Ebook When I Publish On Kindle?

Ebook Publishing Tips from 2016 TBEX Travel Writing Conferences

Conferences are a great place to get new ideas and tips, no matter what you do, from well drilling to computer programming. In 2016, I was thrilled to be a presenter at all three of the TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) travel blogging conferences: Bloomington, Minnesota; Stockholm, Sweden; and Manila, Philippines. Continue reading Ebook Publishing Tips from 2016 TBEX Travel Writing Conferences

Book Publishing Continues to Change–the Surprising Statistics from 2015 are Out

Publishing has changed a lot over the centuries, starting with all those carefully hand-written books right to today’s many digital formats. And even bigger changes have happened–and continue to happen–in who’s publishing and selling those books! Continue reading Book Publishing Continues to Change–the Surprising Statistics from 2015 are Out

WARNING: Ignoring These Book Sales Statistics Could Seriously Impact Your Writing Income

Are you an author who wants to make money on the Internet in 2016?

Okay, that was a foolish question.

Everyone who dreams of writing a book hopes (at least secretly) to find that magic combination of elements that make for a best seller. Who wouldn’t want to be A.G. Riddle, selling over a million copies of his debut SF novel, Atlantis Gene (at the top of my must-read list!)? Or, thriller writer, Mark Dawson, who Amazon pays $450,000 a year to for his sales? Continue reading WARNING: Ignoring These Book Sales Statistics Could Seriously Impact Your Writing Income