July 15, 2014
by Jaya

Amazon’s Monopoly? Publishers’ Doing.

Dear Publishers, I abso-bloody-lutely hate monopolies. Have a look at the term monopoly on Wikipedia. You will read how monopolies have screwed humanity through the ages! Take the salt monopoly in China that dates back to the year 758. Okay, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014
by InstaScribe

Smashwords for Independent Authors and Publishers (Part 2)

In the previous post in the series, we had discussed what file formats are accepted on Smashwords and how their distribution works. Let’s look at pricing, royalty and marketing now. Who sets the price? As author or publisher, you set … Continue reading

May 16, 2014
by InstaScribe

Smashwords for Independent Authors and Publishers (Part 1)

Smashwords is the largest distributor of self-published e-books in the world. They have more than 290,000 titles published by 80,000+ authors and publishers around the world. As an author what will interest you the most is that when you publish … Continue reading

May 9, 2014
by InstaScribe
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e-books and DRM

What is DRM? Digital Rights Management, or DRM, is, theoretically, a way to protect the creator of digital content, like music, documents, films and e-books, against piracy and illegal copying. We are all aware that piracy is a big problem. … Continue reading

May 2, 2014
by InstaScribe
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How to Sell Your E-book on Amazon Kindle? (Part 1)

GivenĀ its huge customer base, authors, established or new, all covet the idea of their books being listed on Amazon. Besides Kindle is the most popular e-reader in the market. Amazon is a big company and it is still growing. So, … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
by InstaScribe

Resolved KDP’s “Look Inside” Feature Issue

We had written about an issue we were facing while uploading our files to Kindle through KDP. We have been able to resolve that now. The older renderers for Kindle had weak support for some CSS features. The “Look Inside” … Continue reading