Quality Control

Sideloading Large Kindle Mobi Files Using iTunes When Files are Too Big to Email

One of our specialties is programming complex eBooks and that can often mean that the final file can be quite large (here’s why*). If you are uploading the files into the stores then as long as the file size meets the requirements of the store, a large file won’t be a problem. But what happens …

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Not so fast! 4 Questions Before You Set Your Book’s Release Date

Slow down! 4 Questions Before You Set Your Book’s Release Date

Surely you must have a date in mind for releasing your book or eBook, or at least an approximate timeframe. As you’ve probably heard from others, this is critical to your marketing program. Unfortunately most self-publishers are so wrapped up in the writing and production details that they have little time to devote to marketing …

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Amazon Blocked from Bookstores but the Door is Open to Professional Self-Publishers

One of the bigger industry stories to break this past weekend was Amazon’s so called retreat from traditional book publishing presumably because they can’t get their author’s books into bookstores. Amazon’s strategy seems to have run into 3 problems: Distribution to physical bookstores is still critical if you want mega-sales (70% of book sales are …

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How to Handle Consumable Content During eBook Conversion

Perhaps you’ve experienced this: you’re reading an eBook and click to a page that asks you to fill in information or answer questions. This is called consumable content in eBook publishing and examples include workbooks, forms, quizzes, questionnaires, check lists, etc. What got me thinking about this was some feedback I received regarding our recently …

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