November 16th, 2013
I received this email a couple days ago. It is typical of the type of questions I get from every author for whom I either publish their book or produce the digital artwork for their book so they can publish it. The only proviso is that I only publish books for authors I know, for
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July 1st, 2013
This has been a day for it. All my sources are talking about nothing else.
Here’s an excellent article about where indie and self-publishing may go
There’s some good stuff here. The real problem is two-fold:
The transitional future of the dedicated ereader Getting book discovery out of the hands of Amazon The ereader is
Continue reading The changes to self-publishing are just beginning
May 30th, 2013
I’ve been saying this for a long time, but now stats are surfacing to show my point. Dead Tree Edition has a good article on it showing that only 25% of tablet users prefer digital magazines over print. That means three-quarters of tablet users prefer print.
My point is that DPS is a dead-end for
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May 14th, 2013
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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February 28th, 2013
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 in
Continue reading Nook dying? B&N could go DRM-free and hook up with the iPad