5 Things You Need to Publish on Kindle

Kindle self publishing should take only 5 minutes (that is, according to Amazon). Here are the elements you absolutely have ready to speed through the process and publish on Kindle. 1. Formatted MOBI File In order to publish your ebook on Amazon, you’ll need to format your ebook as a MOBI file. This is the

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The Week in Self Publishing: Kindle Pay-Per Page Debate, From Writerly to Bibliocrunch, Make a Living as a Writer and More

ICYMI: Hot headlines from the past week in self publishing. Writerly’s Abigail Carter Joins Bibliocrunch The former CEO of Writerly, Abigail Carter, has joined Bibliocrunch. She’ll serve as chief marketing officer of the community platform, which provides authors access to book publishing professionals as well as instruction and other resources. Learn more about Abigail Carter, and

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Deal: 35% off Book Files This Week!

Declare Your Independence From Costly, Time-Consuming Book Production At Pressbooks, we love our independent authors and publishers. You are our reason for existence–to make it possible for authors to publish affordably and independently. That’s why for a limited time, we’re offering you a special chance to save on book upgrades. This week only, you can get

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5 Self Publishing Websites Full of Expert Advice on Writing, How to Self Publish and Ebook Marketing

Writing a book is hard enough. Add in ebook publishing and ebook marketing, and the indie author’s path holds plenty of challenges. That’s why it’s critical to get advice from the experts who are already successfully self publishing. Here, we round up some of the best self publishing websites from indie authors who’ve made it to where you’re going–self-publishing victory! Self-Pub Boot Camp.com

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Infographic: 3 Simple Ways to Publish and Distribute Your Book

Last week, we wrote about how and where to distribute your book. This week, we’ve produced a handy infographic with the simplest path to distributing and publishing your book. Want to keep this for reference? You can download and print the quick-reference guide to book publishing and distribution.

How to Blog a Business-Boosting Book Using Pressbooks

By Nina Amir You have likely heard it said that a book provides the best business card you can hand out. This statement is not an empty claim. Authoring a book makes you an authority on your topic as well as an expert in your field. When it comes to business, this can give you

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The Easiest Way to Create a Book Using Pressbooks

It’s no secret Pressbooks is one of the easiest ways to create your book files for ebook publishing, and keep control of these files and where you publish them. But lately, many of you have asked us what’s the easiest way to get your manuscript into our ebook creation software. Though we’ve created lots of documentation on

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Open Textbooks, Free Audiobooks and Open Networks of Creation

This is the transcript of a presentation I did at the Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver, on May 29, 2015. How I got here: LibriVox In 2005, almost a decade ago, I started a project that transformed how I thought about books. That project, LibriVox, inspired by Wikipedia and the open source software movement, asked volunteers

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How to Self-Publish Your Book in Ebookstores and in Print

You’ve written your book and created the book files you’ll need to self-publish (MOBI for Kindle, EPUB for all other ebookstores and PDF for print). The hardest task of self-publishing is behind you! But a sometimes-mystifying task is still ahead. Next, you’ll want to distribute your book.  If, like many of our readers, you used Pressbooks.com, your publishing options

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Advanced Book Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors from #UPublishU

Are you already doing basic marketing for your books, but wondering how to take it to the next level? Last week at self-publishing conference #UpublishU, Pressbooks partner Bibliocrunch  hosted a panel to help with just this dilemma. Bibliocrunch CEO Miral Sattar moderated the panel, which included Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., and

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