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23
Nov

Tax Withheld on eBook Royalties by Amazon – A Quick Tip Helping International Authors Save

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This article is written for authors outside the US who currently have taxes withheld from your royalties from the sale of your eBooks. The aim is to reduce this with as little paper being pushed as possible.When you first created your KDP Account on Amazon, as part of the online account setup, ... Continue reading
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13
Nov

10 Authors Who Have Used Great-Looking Facebook Pages To Increase Book Sales

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Marketing your eBook is arguably one of the most important jobs of the self-published author. Once your well-written and perfectly formatted eBook is being sold from the digital shelves  of Amazon's KDP store many authors become complacent, wondering why your eBook sales are not performing as... Continue reading
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06
Nov

Q&A with Author - Tracy Gilpin

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Q&A with Author Tracy Gilpin. What’s the best thing about being an author?The best thing about being a writer is being able to do a lot a dog walking, stare out the window and call it working, and have the odd nap. I also don't have to wear shoes to work.What’s your advi... Continue reading
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31
Oct

Cost-Saving Ideas for Authors - How to Publish your Book for Less.

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This article has been written for those hard-working authors who love writing and want to better understand how to free up precious time, whilst lessening the financial burden of publishing a book.There are many ways to save money during the writing and (self) publishing processes. Some of thes... Continue reading
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20
Oct

eBook Publishing in South Africa and the role Amazon has to play.

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What is eBook Publishing, what steps are involved in the digital publishing process, how the process different from the normal hardcopy publishing route and is it the best choice for you?  Let’s start by taking a look at where the digital revolution really started. History of eBo... Continue reading
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09
Oct

South African eBook Retailer Kalahari to Merge with Takealot.com

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In a press-release earlier this week, it was announced that South African online retailer Kalahari.com will be merged together with local online powerhouse, Takealot.comKalahari which was first formed in 1998, has been a point of call for local authors as a method of distributing their eBooks w... Continue reading
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07
Oct

Self-Publishing Resources - 10 Great Blogs for Authors

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Looking for handy tips and information on how to write a better book, or the latest updates from the world of Amazon that affects you as a self-published author?I thought I would share the top 10 blogs (or online resources) that I use when wanting to keep abreast of the ever-changing self-publi... Continue reading
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30
Sep

Writing Seminar - Tricks of the Trade for Self-Published Authors, 4 October 2014

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Hi Everyone, www.myeBook.co.za will be hosting a slot on Digital Publishing at this up and coming seminar for writers. The event will be held in Randburg, Johannesburg over the weekend of the 4/ 5th October. There is a great line up of experts covering a wide range of topics, it would be grea... Continue reading
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30
Sep

Jozi Book Fair - A Great Meeting Place for Emerging Authors

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I attended the Jozi Book Fair this past weekend (http://www.jozibookfair.org.za/) The book fair took place in Doorfontein Johannesburg and was the brainchild of Dr. Maria van Driel, a person with long history of advancing the struggle for literacy in South Africa. I must say I ... Continue reading
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03
Sep

Amazon Now Allows HTML in Book Description

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 Looking to spruce up your book sales page on Amazon, making it stand out from your competitors?Here is a bit of advice that many authors publishing books through Amazon might not know. We all know that to help our books sell well we need to have eye-catching cover art ... Continue reading
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01
Jul

Self-Publishing Your eBook or Use a Traditional Publishing Company? Make An Empowered Decision.

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This article disputes that fictitious world where the big name publishers care for your work as much as you do.It also disputes the idea that sales reports and royalties are frequently and promptly delivered to eager authors.It brings home the cold reality that the author is often lef... Continue reading
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26
Jun

South African Authors Will Now Pay VAT on Amazon eBook Purchases

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 Since early February 2014 South Africans who purchase their eBooks through the world's largest eBook retailer, Amazon, have been paying VAT on top of the normal Amazon eBook list Price. Now let's put this 14% increase in perspective before I get accused of bemoaning South Africa's progres... Continue reading
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07
Jun

Hiring a Professional Freelancer to Help - What you need to know about the online platforms available.

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As a South African who often needs work outsourced, I used to often look into the great world wide web and it's various platforms to hire freelancers with some fear. although understandably this is often born from ignorance. A few years down the line and a little wiser I now realize the value in o... Continue reading
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14
May

Amazon Publishing Questions - The Amazon Royalty Structure

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This article will help self-published authors understand the royalty structure used by Amazon.com however before we delve into the figures let's take some time to cover the basics; Amazon’s Proprietary eBook Format.Amazon only uses a MOBI eBook format. (Short for Mobipocket) Th... Continue reading
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19
Apr

Free Digital Publishing Course - Great Online Content for Authors and Publishers

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Looking to brush up on current digital publishing technology, or are you a publisher looking to better understand the industry? Here are two great courses offered by online portal DigitalPublishing101, free of Charge! These free online courses are offered in a step-by-step fashion and geare... Continue reading
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