The Crowded World of Kindle Publishing

So today as I have two titles on the verge of publishing on Kindle, I was reading some articles about general trends in Kindle publishing. They were talking about HOW many books are being published and that folks success offering free days via Kindle Direct Publishing means that now there is a glut of [...]

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Do Children’s Books on Kindle Sell?

So I had read in some writing forums that while some genres were selling well on Kindle, such as non-fiction and trashy romance novels, that others, such as children’s books by unknown authors, were not doing very well.
So when I decided to create and publish a Kindle version of Poster Girl, I expected little. [...]

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Self-Publishing on Kindle

So I’m reading The Indie Journey: Secrets to Writing Success a bit each day for encouragement and guidance. I’ve realized that I’ve got at least 5 titles, some children’s fiction, some adult non-fiction that are GOOD stories (whether fiction or non-fiction) and why not
1) get them in the hands of readers and
2) get [...]

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Update: Publishing a Kindle Ebook

Sigh…. so much for me allowing you to follow along with the live progress.
As my son would say, “Worst blogger ever” — ha ha…
The Kindle ebook came out the first week in February (almost 3 weeks ago). I can’t remember when exactly. It is a non-fiction book for adults with a pen [...]

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Day 25: Publishing a Kindle ebook

So I got back the epub draft from Bookbaby, which had one small error that I sent back to correct. Meanwhile realizing how close to publication date we are, has sent me into a flurry of activity on writing guest blog posts and looking for potential reviewers.
Someone on AbsoluteWrite.com forums referenced this [...]

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Day 17: Publishing a Kindle Ebook

So yesterday I finished the revisions my copyeditor suggested and submitted my ebook “manuscript” to Bookbaby. I should receive a notice in the next couple weeks when the epub is ready for review. So in the meantime I need to:
- finish my blog setup
- write some blog posts
- decide what contact information I [...]

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Day 12: Publishing a Kindle ebook

Since I started my “Publishing a Kindle ebook” series on day 1 of the year, it makes it easy to figure out what day this is.
So what have I done in the last 9 days.
I hired the ebook cover creator and chose which image she created that I liked best.
I finished writing and [...]

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Day 3: Publishing a Kindle ebook

So today I worked with the Kindle ebook cover designer, reviewing a possible photo to use, text and the look I am hoping to achieve. I also followed up on some advice a friend gave that Smashwords.com also offers a single interface to publish to multiple digital publishers. It does not charge an [...]

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Day 2: Publishing a Kindle book

Okay, so today I got an answer back on the couple of Kindle book cover designers and what they would charge. The answer was that if I had a photo or clear idea of what I wanted it might be as low as $50 - $150, but that if I wanted to see lots [...]

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Day 1: Publishing a Kindle book

So today I found a couple ebook cover designers and emailed them to ask what they charge to create a Kindle book cover.  I know someone who got a Kindle cover created on Fiverr.com.  They were thrilled with it, but I kind of thought it looked only about as good as you could expect for [...]

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Kindle Publishing, IPhone Book Apps, Will Digital Publishing bring a Happy New Year for Writers?

We are within 2 hours of a brand new year and I’m contemplating the many new publishing options that have cropped up.  Some people are having big success with publishing children’s books as iPhone/iPad apps.  Others are selling Kindle books.    New digital publishing options are cropping up all over and I realized it’s time I investigate….. no, not [...]

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Quick Shout-Out

Just a quick shout-out, that there are some interesting posts about self-publishing over on Michelle Davidson Argyle’s blog. 
 I also liked the basic concept of her self-published novel, Cinders.
Cinderella - now officially a princess - finds royal life is not what she once dreamed. When a figure from her past stirs up a long-suppressed passion, Cinderella [...]

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