Authors who use PressBooks for the free ability to upload and format e-books now have a distribution option thanks to a deal made with BookBaby. In the past if you used PressBooks you would have to export your e-book and upload it to a distribution site. Now, thanks to a deal announced in April, you can sell your books directly from PressBooks. There is a fee for selling on BookBaby but the convenience might make it worth it for some users.
So many publishers were worried about the e-book revolution and piracy concerns that they couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Now that the dust has somewhat settled publishers have learned that e-books have opened doors for them that they previously thought closed. Zoe Chace writes on NPR that publishers are now using e-books to get new readers and other benefits. We don’t want to say “We told you so” but… Read the entire article here.
Most authors create their book descriptions for Kindle with plain text because they don’t realize they can use some html tags to jazz up their format. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has created a list of support html codes here. Take this information, login to KDP and have a stab at making your description more exciting and eye catching!
Bondfire Books, a new e-publishing company, has been launched by Alive Communications, a Colorado Springs-based literary agency representing Christian and inspirational authors. The company will publish e-book exclusives by such bestselling authors as novelist Karen Kingsbury and Eugene Peterson, author and translator of The Message Bible. Read the rest of the press release at Publishers Weekly.
Is such a bold claim true? We at 42Rules don’t know for sure but it does seem like many of our colleagues and friends are toting around the Kindle’s they received for the holidays! What we do know for sure is that all of the 42Rules books come in a version for Kindle and all of the other e-readers as well. However, if you want an e-reader to read your 42Rules books and you love the Amazon.com catalog then you should consider a Kindle!