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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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03
Apr

Spritz, the Latest Technology and How it Will Change Reading Forever.

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Courtesy of http://www.spritzinc.com/   Have you heard about the latest technology allowing readers to up their reading speed up to 1000wpm? (ok they probably will not that get that far) Spritz is the latest technology that easily allows readers to increase reading speeds whilst also ... Continue reading
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27
Mar

Professional eBook Layout – How to Attract Customers and Sell more eBooks with the Right eBook Structure.

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    Adding the finishing touches to your first novel or are you an experienced author looking for tips on how to better suit the structure of your eBook to better engage your audience?  This article is written for you. As an author, you have spent the weeks and months (and sometime... Continue reading
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09
Feb

eBook Publishing for Authors on Budget.

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Before I begin this article, please understand that you embark on this cost-saving journey at your own peril.If any one of the eBook Publishing steps is handled poorly this will negatively affect sales of your eBook.I would seriously recommend using professional services wherever possible.   ... Continue reading
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04
Feb

Join the New LinkedIn Group for South African Authors!

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Hi Everyone, we have just created a linkedIn group for South Authors. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=7453850&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Egmr_7453850   Please join our group today to take part in discussions and network with other authors from around the country. The linkI... Continue reading
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22
Jan

How to Improve your eBook Sales on Amazon - Tried and Tested Techniques for Multiplying Exposure.

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Once you have conquered your fears and loaded your eBook on the world's leading sales platform as a self published author you would be wondering;  "How do I Increase my Sales?" Here are a few useful hints I have used to increase eBook Sales on the Kindle Platform.   1. Understand the Va... Continue reading
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02
Jan

The Beauty of Blogging - Free Exposure for you and your eBook, Quickly and Easily

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For Authors/ Writers/ Business Owners wondering how to gain greater exposure to the internet population this article is for you! A Blog is an amazing method of circulating your data online that if used correctly can help you appear in potential customers Google Searches in no-time at all.For the pu... Continue reading
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02
Dec

Will e-publishing help Africa? - BBC Article

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Hi All, I have just been sent a great article on eBooks and their affect within Africa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25141849 The article starts by acknowledging that Africa lags behind the rest of the world with the internet boom but that as a direct result of the increased use of s... Continue reading
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23
Nov

A Simplified Guide on Choosing the Right eBook Format

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As somebody interested in having your work in eBook form and possibly sold or distributed online one of the technical questions you would need answered is "what format should I have my eBook converted into?" This, at face value, might seem like a technical forest you need to explore but luckily the... Continue reading
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24
Oct

eBook Marketing Statistics and Trends in Infographics.

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Hi Guys, if you are anything like me when exploring a new topic nothing is better than finding out interesting statistics and other tidbits of information in picture or infographic form.When it came to eBooks I was no different, I surfed the net for statistics or trends in picture form on eBooks rel... Continue reading
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03
Oct

7 Reasons to Publish an eBook

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7 Reasons to Publish an eBook By Jim Wawro   Should you publish an ebook? Following the traditional publication of two print books, the self-publication of a third print book, and the publication of seven ebooks, here are seven reasons I recommend for publishing an ebook: 1. Ever since Gute... Continue reading
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22
Aug

Why eBooks Can Be Better

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Some Background on the Major eBook Formats In today's world there are eBooks have two major formats: EPUB and MOBI. EPUB is an open source format compatible with most eReading devices and software (Apple and Android Smartphones, PC, Mac, etc.) There are a wide variety of apps that are usually free ... Continue reading
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14
Jul

So What can an eReader do - Amazon's Kindle Fire

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So I thought I would answer the question today of what you can and can't do on Amazon's new Kindle Fire.I received mine as a gift have since had the pleasure of reading a few eBooks from device.The device itself is no more than a few millimeters thick as weighs about as much as a large novel and has... Continue reading
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06
Jul

The Cost of Self-Publishing Online

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I was asked recently by an aspiring South African author about the costs involved in converting his book to  eBook friendly formats and publishing online. Depending on the software used and the time you are willing to spend in the process, the answer can be, very little.  The first d... Continue reading
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27
Jun

Interview with Bob Young, Founder of Lulu.com

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Hi all, so I was surfing the internet space and came across a great interview given by technology entrepreneur Bob Young who is famous for his open-source company Red Hat Inc. Bob discusses his views on the online publishing house Lulu.com more than 10 years after it's creation as well as his lates... Continue reading
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