Google Play Books Now Available in 44 Countries

Google have announced via Twitter that books have come to Google Play in five South American countries. This new expansion into Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela brings the total number of countries with Google Play Books to 44.   For those in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela, books are are now available on Google […]

New Release: The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition

I am very pleased to announce the release of “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks, 2nd Edition“. It also reveals my new strategy, or recommended path, for creating ePub and Mobi formats as easily and painlessly as possible!The first edition was released in December 2011 and has helped many writers to self-publish their own […]

The Ebook Publishing Quick Reference PDF has been Updated

There is now a new version of my ePublishing quick reference tool. The Ebook Publishing Quick Reference PDF is a handy reference tool for writers who are self-publishing ebooks. At a glance you can see: Main Ebook Formats Major Ebook Stores Ebook Royalties Chart for Each Store Ebook Aggregator Comparison Chart Ebook Revenue Growth Chart eReaders & […]

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 […]

Ebooks Up 41% to $1.54 Billion in 2012

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has released their official statistics for 2012 and ebook revenue among the publishers surveyed was $1.54 billion, up 41% from 2011. Keep in mind that these figures are not worldwide and do not even include all of the ebooks sold by U.S. publishers. Although AAP did include many smaller […]