Cover Design

Publishing an eBook Series: Design and SEO Considerations

Publishing a book series is a popular strategy these days and few would question the value of using SEO techniques to help readers find them. The challenge in my experience has more to do with the planning required and having enough “product” to make the effort pay off. I don’t yet have enough data to …

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Does a print book make an eBook publisher legitimate?

I want to share one finding I neglected to include in our 2013 eBook Self-Publisher Survey: In what format/formats have you published your books? My assumption was that most of the people taking the survey would answer “eBook only.” Looking at the graph it seems the opposite is true. Why might having a printed book …

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Using the New Amazon Cover Creator-3 Easy Steps to an Attractive and Free eBook Cover Design

Amazon’s new Kindle Cover Creator is ideal for indie authors looking to save money on eBook cover design. It is another example of how automation tools can be used to reduce the costs and steps between author and reader. Currently in beta release, the tool is easy enough for anyone to use. In fact I …

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Pursuing your library is easier on a color tablet

How Color Tablets Are Impacting Publishing-3 Things Publishers Should Know

Popular opinion prior to the release of the Kindle Fire was that the iPad, Smartphones, and Android tablets were not ideal reading devices. Serious readers chose dedicated eReaders—E-Ink (black & white) devices like Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Color didn’t/doesn’t matter for these applications, or so we thought. We always knew that some books were better …

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