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Bookboon - Delivering a future, one free eBook at a time

Bookboon - Delivering a future, one free eBook at a time
  Free books! Free books! I won’t lie, I feel like Oprah standing outside a public library dishing out free books to passers-by. The comparison might not actually be that far off from the truth…     Firstly, a big thanks to Marelise Van Der Merwe who’s initial post on Bookboon caught my eye.   Free, so what? So why...
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State of the third-world self-publishing industry: An interview with Dave Henderson founder of MYeBook

State of the third-world self-publishing industry: An interview with Dave Henderson founder of MYeBook
  I almost didn't list this interview on the blog. Disecting the latest innovations in our publishing industry is an easy article. I share the good and the bad and the reader decides if the topic discussed is their cup of tea. This interview however, recorded in studio by my friend Devon Martindale from Audioshelf has an open and honest...
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This week in publishing news - How Africans got the spotlight

This week in publishing news - How Africans got the spotlight
  I love it when somebody in the spotlight takes a moment to talk about African writers. This week was double dose of limelight (why is it called limelight???) for Africans involved in the publishing industry. Both moments were brought about thanks to Joanna Penn, courtesy of her weekly self-publishing podcast titled The Creative Penn.   Moment One This was...
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Expert Interview with Devon Martindale: Founder of Audiobook production company Audioshelf

Expert Interview with Devon Martindale: Founder of Audiobook production company Audioshelf
  Feeling like you have run out of readers? Has updating your eBook's keyword and category choices in the Amazon KDP dashboard not yielded the influx of new readers you expected? What option does the frustrated author have to unlock a new reader-base?    An audio generation. There is a whole generation of readers consuming books whilst never actually reading...
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Amazon Kindle Scout - Helping new authors or continuing to exclude them?

Amazon Kindle Scout - Helping new authors or continuing to exclude them?
  Let’s have a quick look at a recent addition to the author’s arsenal, Amazon’s Kindle Scout. Aimed at giving self-publishing authors access to the power of crowd-sourcing reader support. It seems to be a great tool for the new author, well, as long as you don’t live in Africa.  The down-low Kindle Scout is a platform that gives the...
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