Digital Publishing Hackathon Aims to Improve Discoverability

On 18th-19th May a group of hundreds of digital designers, engineers, programmers, and entrepreneurs spent 36 hours in a Publishing Hackathon. The mission? To develop new approaches to digital book discovery. “How do we help people find the right book at the right time? “Book discovery needs innovation. It’s never been easier to get a book […]

Book Awards for Indie Authors

This post has been updated for 2013. When you browse the shelves at your local bookstore have you noticed that some books have small gold seals declaring outstanding achievements such as “Gold Medal Winner” or “Readers Favorite Award Winner”? How would you like to be one of those award-winning authors? Out of the many book […]

Digital Publishing & Self-Publishing Conferences in 2013

Attending conferences is always a good way to keep up with industry trends, learn some new tricks, and network face-to-face with others in the industry. I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of conferences in 2013 for indie authors, focusing on digital publishing or self-publishing in general. In 2013 I expect that […]

7 Big Issues I’ve Come Across Writing My Debut Novel

by Matthew Turner Today’s guest post comes from Matthew Turner. In November Matthew posted here about 4 Online Haunts Where Your Readers Live. Tomorrow marks the launch of his novel Beyond Parallel and he’s back with us today to share some of the biggest issues he has encountered while self-publishing his novel … over to you Matthew… […]

How Ebook Price Impacts Units Sold

There was a good post by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, over at Nate Hoffelder’s The Digital Reader  a couple of weeks ago in which Coker discusses how ebook price impacts units sold and what this means for authors in terms of revenue earned and the number of readers gained. He also gave a presentation […]