5 Ways to Use Print Books to Market Yourself as an Author

Creating print versions of your books is easy and affordable now that print-on-demand venues enable you to print in small quantities. You can print a handful of books and use them strategically to market yourself as an author. Here’s how. 1. Use Printed Books as Collateral Printed copies of your book make ideal promotional items. A book has

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4 Types of EBooks Journalists Should Be Publishing

Media organizations and their journalists are in an ideal position to be repurposing their content into new media formats, including publishing an ebook, which can offer new revenue streams. Here are four types of content that make sense for journalistic ebook publishing. Ebook Idea 1: Explanatory and Investigative Journalism Newsweek Europe recently launched its Newsweek Insights books series in which its journalists produce

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Create interior PDFs for Print on Demand

Australian self-publishing guru Emily Craven, of E-Book Revolution, has made a wonderful video that explains how she used Pressbooks to produce the PDFs she needed to get her book into a Print-on-Demand service, meaning that her books are not just available as ebooks, but as paper books too. Here is a video she produced, walking

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Book as URL (presentation at IDFP/Book Expo)

I was asked to present in the opening session of the IDPF conference at Book Expo as part of a panel: “The Evolving Digital Book: 4 Visionary Perspectives,” with Corey Pressman, Richard Nash and Craig Mod. The slides are below, and here is my proposal for the responsibilities of a publisher or author of a book:

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PressBooks is now on Github

The PressBooks open source plugin for WordPress has moved to GitHub. You can find us here: https://github.com/pressbooks. When we launched the open source version of the PressBooks WordPress Plugin in February, we put the code up on Google Code, and were using an SVN repository. We did this for a few reasons: while we were

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APIs for Books: Article on O’Reilly Blog

I’ve got a long article up at O’Reilly, “A Publisher’s Job Is to Provide a Good API for Books.” The main premise is that building a good index for an ebook is the same thing as building a good API. If you add some more metadata to your index entries, you can make a great

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