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 28, 2014
by InstaScribe
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How to Sell your e-book on Kobo Devices? (Kobo Writing Life)

Kobo has more than 18 million users in 190 countries with a digital book library of more moving fast in the e-books market. With three generations of Kobo e-readers along with the successful Kobobooks.com e-book store, Kobo added a self … 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

April 29, 2014
by InstaScribe
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4 Popular Platforms to Publish your E-book

An e-book writer has a growing number of options for how to get his/ her book out to the public. Publishing your e-book has never been easier. but that can present many challenges. With so many e-book platforms—old, new, and … Continue reading

January 6, 2014
by InstaScribe

Reader Apps: An Alternative to E-book reading devices

We have talked about e-book reading devices on this blog, including Kindle, Kobo eReader, Sony Reader and Nook. Typically these devices are connected to the respective e-book stores run by their companies.  On Kindle, for example, you can buy books … Continue reading