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    Comparing the Ebook Submission Process: Self-Publishers v. Publishers

    by Sabrina Ricci Distribution
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    I recently wrapped up a freelance project with a small publisher, where I uploaded/submitted ebook files and metadata to Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google. In the process, I thought about the similarities and differences between how a self-publisher would go about distributing an ebook versus a publishing company that is submitting files […]

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    POD – What does it really mean?

    by Sabrina Ricci Distribution
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    By Bethany Brown – The Cadence Group Print on demand is becoming more and more common, especially for indie authors. Bethany Brown, from The Cadence Group, a dedicated team of publishing professionals, has written a great, in-depth article explaining the ins and outs of POD. Read on. If you are self-publishing your book or thinking about […]

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    Smashwords: An upgrade to help indie authors sell better ebooks

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    On the last day of 2012, Smashwords made an exciting announcement: authors can now directly upload epubs to the site. This might not sound like a big deal, but it kind of is. According to the Smashwords blog, as of December 31, 2012, Smashwords became “the world’s largest distributor of ebooks from self-published authors and […]

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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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    Self-publishing ebooks: An Overview

    by Sabrina Ricci Information
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    Fact: Self-publishing is growing. In 2011, according to BISG, over 200,000 books were self-published. Ebooks are also growing. By 2016, ebooks will account for 50% of book sales, and the book market will be worth $21 billion. 

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    An Interview with Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    I was very fortunate to be able to sit down and talk with Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords. Smashwords is a site where you can convert ebooks and distribute them through at least seven outlets, including the Smashwords ebookstore. We spent the last hour of BEA discussing self-publishing, the beginnings of Smashwords and where it’s […]

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    DBW12 – eBooks for Everyone Else

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    The second day of DBW12 had a few interesting on-going series. The one I chose to listen to was eBooks for Everyone Else, which had panels for design, marketing, and distribution.

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