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May 1st, 2014

The state of publishing is becoming a bit more predictable

 

 

 

 

Shatzin has an excellent post today. He still sees the development of larger and larger publishers resulting in a global dominance of someone. Online book sales are inevitably going to increase their percentage. There will be a larger separation between books of text and books with graphics. Much more: you

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February 19th, 2014

Book Production speed becomes more important...

Mark Coker makes the following prediction for 2014:

Production takes on increased importance in 2014 – One of the most important secrets to ebook publishing success is to write more books. As a writer, your writing is your unique creation. It’s your product. Authors who write great books (and produce more of them), are the

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December 7th, 2013

One main benefit to self-publishing and ebooks: unlimited shelf life

Here’s a quote from my new book, Writing In InDesign CC, due out soon. I don’t know about you, but I tend forget this in the heat of the moment as I am launching a new book.

“Sales continue to grow: Unless you are publishing very unique time-limited work, on-demand sales slowly grow and continue

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September 14th, 2013

Book Production Services

I regularly provide production help to Christian authors, as led by the Spirit. Feel free to contact me. What I want to do below is give you some idea of the options I offer. We can also negotiate custom relationships.

Radiqx Press Production Charges

Most of my books are done as a whole, so editing,

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September 9th, 2013

Why embedded fonts matter for your ebooks

Today I want to talk about an area of ePUB and Kindle design which is never mentioned. The reason it is not mentioned is that only iBooks and Kindle Fire have the capability. There are a few peripheral apps that can: Bluefire on the iPad & Readium on Chrome, plus there may be more on

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August 7th, 2013

New Release: InDesign Ebooks Conversions, 2nd Edition

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Updating the ebook conversions techniques to InDesign CC

Your book is ready to print

How do I produce my ebooks?

Here’s a set of workable techniques: InDesign Ebook Conversions for $2.99

If you had enough sense to fully format your book in InDesign, the answer to how to make ebooks is “easily, though not simply”.

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May 14th, 2013

Multiple linked TOCs in ePUBs for CC

One of the new changes to InDesign CC is an innocuous checkbox at the bottom of the Table of Contents dialog box for: Make text anchor in source paragraph.

What this does is make sure that any TOC has functional links in the exported ePUB. As Ron Bilodeau commented, “You can now have multiple

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April 19th, 2013

Libraries starting to stock self publishers

It’s just a small opening, and it’s in California, but the news is good from DBW this morning.

Some California library systems buying from Smashwords

Coker seems to have the knack of being in the right place. That’s the main thing that keeps me in his world of restricted design capabilities. Getting two library systems

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February 28th, 2013

Nook dying? B&N could go DRM-free and hook up with the iPad

Now I admit, I’m going on the words of others. I personally bailed on the Nook app and B&N a while ago. I am saddened by the troubles of the local B&N—it’s the only bookstore in town.

I was hoping for viable competition to Amazon, but it is just not there. As they are stuck

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November 22nd, 2012

Formatting your books and ebooks: DIY or paid?

Most of you have probably read one of my rants about the difficulty and absurdity of producing finished books in Word. Except for Smashwords, where this is required, you should never use Word for final output. So, what are your options?

Do it yourself or pay someone else

There are several factors involved here. You

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