This updated January 2014 edition of the The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of self-published ebook authors publish more professionally.
This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent.
This updated January 2014 edition of The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of authors publish more professionally.
This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. Whether you're considering publishing a book for the first time, or you're a long-time veteran, this book will help you take your book to the next level.
Includes a comprehensive glossary of e-publishing terms. No technical experience necessary!
A great companion to Mark Coker's other popular e-publishing guides, The Smashwords Style Guide (how to format and publish an ebook for free) and The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free).
Share the secrets. Enjoy!
Here's what's inside:
Table of Contents
Secret 1: Write a great book
Secret 2: Pinch your pennies
Secret 3: Create a great ebook cover
Secret 4: Practice metadata magic
Secret 5: Write another great book
Secret 6: Build reader trust
Secret 7: Embrace your obscurity
Secret 8: Spend your time wisely
Secret 9: Maximize distribution
Secret 10: Avoid exclusivity
Secret 11: Give (some of) your books away for FREE
Secret 12: Understand the algorithm
Secret 13: How retailers select titles for feature promotion
Secret 14: Patience pays
Secret 15: How books develop (the four behaviors)
Secret 16: Trust your customers and supply chain partners
Secret 17: Platform building starts yesterday
Secret 18: Architect for virality
Secret 19: Tweak your viral catalysts
Secret 20: Optimize discovery touch points
Secret 21: Practice the never-ending book launch
Secret 22: Think globally
Secret 23: Study the bestsellers
Secret 24: Develop a thick skin
Secret 25: Think beyond price
Secret 26: Pricing Strategy: Unit volume is a lever for success
Secret 27: Ebook publishing is easy, writing is difficult
Secret 28: Define your own success
Secret 29: Leveraging preorders to increase sales
Secret 30: Share your secrets
Appendix I – Glossary of E-Publishing Terms
Appendix II – Special acknowledgements for beta readers
Appendix III – Credits
Appendix IV – Reproduction rights (how to distribute this book freely)
I'm Mark, founder of Smashwords. Our mission is simple: we want to create the world's single best ebook publishing and distribution platform for our indie authors, publishers, literary agents and retailers.
I'm co-author with my wife of Boob Tube, a novel that explores the wild and wacky world of Hollywood celebrity. I also wrote the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free), the Smashwords Style Guide (how to format, produce and publish an ebook) and The 10-Minute PR Checklist (helps entrepreneurs and business managers think more strategically about public relations. It's not written for authors, though some authors find it valuable.).
When I'm not writing or working on Smashwords, I enjoy gardening, traveling and hiking tall mountains, the tallest of which has been Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Write me at first initial second initial at you know where dot com (though please direct all support inquires to the “comments/questions” link you'll find on any Smashwords page).