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    Taking a Closer Look at Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    There has been a lot of buzz lately around Kindle Unlimited, the latest service to enter the ebook subscription game. But what out of all the subscription services  I’d say that this one is the biggest game changer, and that’s because it’s an Amazon service. After recently finishing Brad Stone’s The Everything Store, I have a feeling that right […]

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    Using Kindle Countdown Deals as a Marketing Tool

    by Sabrina Ricci Information
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    By Ron Glick Indie authors have to make a lot of decisions when it comes to marketing books. New tools come out frequently. Ron Glick, author of 12 books, weighs in on his experience using Amazon’s Kindle Countdown. Read on for some great insights. Also check out his latest novel, Dorothy Through the Looking Glass. Being an […]

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    Kindle, Kindle, Kindle: Amazon’s Latest Publishing Tools

    by Sabrina Ricci Distribution
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    In the last week, Amazon has made three big announcements, all of which I think have the potential to greatly help indie authors. Kindle Countdown Deals The first, and most exciting in my opinion, is the Kindle Countdown Deals. What this means is that authors who publish e-books on Amazon have an easy way of […]

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    Freebie Strategies for Indie Authors

    by Sabrina Ricci Distribution

    UPDATE: Author David Gaughran has also kindly answered a few additional questions.  Using free as a tool can be very beneficial to authors. When Amazon first started their KDP Select program, many authors were able to take advantage of the five freebie days offered during every 90-day exclusivity period, and shoot to best-selling status. However, […]

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    How Amazon Works

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Today is a day of posting links to really interesting articles. First up, Eugene Wei wrote an interesting analytical blog post about why Amazon’s business model is one that aims to have low margins: Amazon, Apple, and the beauty of low margins And secondly, The Guardian posted a piece on how Amazon struggles with its customer book […]

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    All About Amazon

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    Amazon aggregator, distributor, publisher

    Amazon is best known for selling books, but the company is more than that. They aggregate, and in doing that they’re able to offer almost any product.

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    What Editors Think About Self-Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Editing

    Recently I attended the SLICE Conference, where I got to hear all about the ups and downs of self-publishing–from editors’ perspectives. 

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    Self-publishing ebooks: Why maximizing distribution matters

    by Sabrina Ricci Distribution

    New technologies and startups have made it easier than ever to self-publish ebooks. But they don’t make it any easier to make a living writing. The most important thing you can do as a self-published author, however, is to make sure your ebook is available through as many retail channels as possible. (FYI, ebook sales […]

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    The New Kindle Format 8 (KF8)

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    Part 3 of the Understanding EPUB 3.0 webcast series was called An Alternative to EPUB 3.0: Inside the New Kindle Format 8 (KF8). The presenter was Joshua Tallent, president of eBook Architects. (To read my other posts on this series, see EPUB 3 and EPUB 3.0 Workflow).

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    Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Tonight I went to a talk about ebook marketing. I’m part of a group, called Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold that meets once a month to hear guest speakers talk about the state of the publishing industry. The first meeting was a talk with Robert Gleason, Executive Editor at Tor Books, a division of […]

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    Kindle Owners Lending Library

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    There have been rumors, scary rumors that may have put some publishers on edge, but it turns out things aren’t so bad. Amazon announced the launch of the dreaded Kindle Owners Lending Library, where Amazon Prime members can borrow books. But this service does not include any books from the Big 6 publishers, and members […]

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    The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I’ve found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of “Stereo Love” while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    According to this blog post, the death of print media is coming sooner than we think. Amazon recently said it’s now selling more e-books than paperbacks, and “for every 100 paperback books they’ve sold this January, they’re selling 115 ebooks…” This means ebook sales are 45 percent of all Amazon book sales. But what about […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    digital publishing

    Photo by Toby Hudson, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The next big step for e-books seems to be its lending capabilities. Up until recently, e-books could not be lent to friends, at least not without many restrictions, and it was a huge drawback compared to print books, which could be easily shared. But a New Jersey-based […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    Penguin group

    Penguin Group is embracing new technologies. They’ve started a TV and Radio Satellite Media Tours department, so that they can “produce TV and radio satellite tours for Penguin authors,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Penguin Brings TV, Radio Satellite Tours In-House Amazon has been working to make it easier and more profitable for authors to self-publish. […]

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