Here is this week’s installment of the Wordpreneur Reader, with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!
5 Guaranteed Ways to Get Your Book into Bookstores (The Book Designer) — “I naively assumed that once my children’s book was published, my distributor would submit it to the Barnes & Noble system. Wrong.”
F+W Media releases first ebook subscription site for enthusiasts – more planned (TeleRead) — “The ebooks are available in their original format and delivered to subscribers via computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android mobile device. Titles available on the subscription site for instant access include bestsellers for beginning to advanced artists…”
Harry Potter eBooks at Your Library (GalleyCat) — “Digital copies of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are now available at thousands of libraries thanks to a new partnership between Pottermore.com and OverDrive.”.
How to Create a Cover Photo for Your Facebook Timeline (Copyblogger) — “Freaking out about creating a good-looking cover photo for your Timeline? …On March 30, 2012, all Facebook Pages were converted to the timeline layout with the cover photo.”
How to reach millions of readers on online book review sites (The Publicity Hound’s Blog) — “Smart authors don’t fret about the shrinking book review section in The New York Times, or the 12-page book section that the San Francisco Chronicle eliminated… Instead, they target online communities…”
How To Search Google By Reading Level (eBookNewser) — “If you are researching books for younger audiences or just helping a young person try to navigate the Internet, Google has a feature that will let you set the specific reading level on search results.”
James Patterson Explains Why His Books Sell Like Crazy (Speakeasy – WSJ) — “Mr. Patterson works seven days a week out of a two-room office suite at his Palm Beach oceanfront home. White bookshelves line the first room, where he does the bulk of his writing, all in pencil on white legal pads. There’s no computer; just a telephone, fax machine, an iPad, and a bag of bubble gum.”
Promotion: How to Get Blurbs for Your Blogged Book (How to Blog a Book) — “You can also use these blurbs on your website or blog and on sites like Amazon.com to help promote your book. This stamp of approval from experts helps sell books.”
Thanks To E-Books, Book Publishers Find Flat Is The New Up (paidContent) — “Large book publishers’ most recent earnings reports reflect a new normal: Revenues are roughly flat, but profits are up — in large part due to e-books.”
With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon (New York Times) — “Google’s long-awaited tablet might finally be on the way to becoming a reality… Google’s target audience, however, seems to be as much those who use Amazon’s Kindle Fire as people who favor the more expensive iPad.”
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