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The January 2015 report on author earnings is enough to make most authors sit up and pay attention to the Amazon publishing machine. Headlines like 33% of eBook sales from Amazon.com are indie (self-published) authors or 40% of all dollars earned by authors on eBook sales from Amazon.com are earned ...
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I was very luck to recently catch-up with local South African author Lyn Pickering. I caught up with Lyn on her beautiful (and very green) property in Hilton, Kwa-Zulu Natal. After pleasantries were exchanged we got down to business. Once the coffee and cookies (a staple in any author's house) wer...
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Being into self-publishing, the highs (control) and the lows (selling), the pros (digital), and the cons (pirates!) I thought it was time I immersed myself fully in the topic. Now I don't mean drinking a cup of coffee on a Sunday evening and watching two episodes of "Murder She Wrote" immersed, I me...
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Audiobooks are gaining popularity and fast becoming a commonly-used medium of education and entertainment. The target market is constantly expanding, with both younger and older listeners enjoying the benefits of the audio format. The evolution of digital technology and related online platforms is m...
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Looking to create a great-looking 3D cover image to help promote you and your latest published book? Save yourself the time and money of having to hire someone to create this 3D cover image by spending just a few minutes watching our latest Youtube tutorial that will walk you through the process s...
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Self-publishing is a new trend that gives professional publishers nightmares, and rightly so. Let's face it, how many of us would ever get our books published if we had to go the traditional route? Did you know that Sylvester Stallone could not find a company to produce his first Rocky movie? Likewi...
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I had to share this hilarious story concerning self-published author Graeme Reynolds and his battle with Amazon after they removed his eBook titled "High Moor 2: Moonstruck"  from their virtual shelves. In correspondence that was emailed through to the poor author with the subject title: K...
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I caught up recently with local self-published author Nthepo Ranape. She has recently released her eBook titled "21 Days of Hell" into the Amazon's virtual shelves and I wanted to know how she was finding the digital publishing journey. I also picked her brain for tidbits of information ...
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There are two great Johannesburg-based  events during the month of March dedicated to the self-published author.I will be attending both events and hope to meet you there! The first is the Indie Book Fair, on the 20 & 21 of March, held in Randburg. This event i...
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 Adobe has recently released the latest version of it's eBook reading software Adobe Digital Editions. You can download Adobe Digital Editions 4 here: http://www.adobe.com/africa/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.htmlThe eBook reading software meant for the PC or Mac is...
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