From the Publishing Professionals Network Adobe event description: Adobe PDFs are vital and reliable tools for publishing teams to communicate about text, images, and design using Acrobat’s precise and powerful editing tools. One potential obstacle … [Read more...]
IBPA Announces Virtual Single-Title Display Options for Frankfurt Book Fair 2020
I have always been interested in how indie authors could successfully sell foreign rights, and this showed up in my inbox today. The $99 per title offer is a great deal but it is for IBPA members only, so if you are interested and you are not yet … [Read more...]
Free Webinar – Tuesday 11/19: How to Make More Money with Your Book
How to Make More Money with Your Book (5-6:30 pm) Get a re-frame on both how to leverage your book and how to figure out what words to use to find your Wow audience - the ones who will tell all their wow friends. This webinar is focused on ways … [Read more...]
Best Practices for Using KDP and Ingram Spark, with Book Midwife Ruth Schwartz
If you didn't make July’s meeting, where Book Midwife Ruth Schwartz described the best practices of using KDP and IngramSpark efficiently and in the right order, you missed out on a lot of valuable information. There have been so many changes, … [Read more...]
Who Makes the Rules for the English Language?
A blog post by Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva — As a copyeditor and grammarian, I sometimes find myself having to defend my position on a point of grammar or punctuation. For example, someone will ask me why I took out the comma … [Read more...]
Publishing Q&A Lunch with David Kudler. Bagels Optional.
A chance to ask any questions you may have about publishing with expert editor, author, and publisher David Kudler. (He's also a BAIPA board member.) Come join him for a lunch and a freewheeling discussion of everything to do with creating books — … [Read more...]
How to SEO Your Book Excerpt into a Blog Post
Serializing content isn’t something new to the Internet. Just about 150 years ago, for example, Dostoyevsky serialized his novel, Crime and Punishment, into the Moscow Journal, The Russian Herald. By putting excerpts of his novel into a newspaper … [Read more...]
An Online Option for Attractive, Affordable Covers (Part 1)
Recently I discovered SelfPubBookCovers.com, a web-based business that provides a good, useful service for indie authors. The synchronicity was stunning — at that moment I needed three new book covers: a digital front cover for my Steampunk novel, … [Read more...]
BAIPA Member Joel Blackwell Asks: Outrageous Offers on Amazon—What Is Behind These Things?
Below is an image of how Amazon presents my books for sale: I asked David Kudler, author and publisher, to please explain to me what is going on since this seems insane. Here's what he said: "What’s going on is that booksellers … [Read more...]
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically – A Free Book!
Here's a great offer from the San Francisco Writers Conference Affordably build your career on the words of others They say there’s no better marketing than word-of-mouth. Readers trust fellow readers’ opinions, and a few genuine good words about … [Read more...]
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