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Sellbox Selects Gumroad to Help Distribute Free Kindle and ePub eBooks of 2013 FTC Dot Com Disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission revised their online advertising disclosure guidelines on March 12, 2013 and published a detailed PDF file complete with 25 pages of examples. Anyone that blogs or uses social media should read this. Because of its importance I thought the 53-page guide would be easier to read as an eBook file (both …

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Newspaper eBooks and The Boston Globe’s 68 Blocks

Two years ago at the World Newspaper Congress one presenter asked, “Is the iPad going to do to newspapers what the digital camera did to consumer film?” While a definitive answer to that question is still playing out, the digital publishing team over at The Boston Globe is determined to embrace the tablet and eReader platforms …

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Can Any Book Be An eBook? Redesigning Books as eBooks

Forward thinking publishers release books in both print and eBook formats. But is this possible with every type of book? Certainly long form narrative books are easiest but highly designed books often need to be redesigned before being converted to an eBook.  The challenging elements I see most often in books involve large non-text elements …

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How Businesses Can Reach a Larger Audience by Redefining the PDF eBook

How Businesses Can Reach a Larger Audience by Redefining the PDF eBook

A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the Content Marketing Institute about how–and why–business marketers can create additional versions of the PDF “eBooks” they produce for their website. I thought I would share a few of reasons here and invite you to learn more if you are interested. How do Kindle, Nook, Apple …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Converting a PDF eBook to an eBook

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Converting a PDF eBook to an eBook

As readers and audiences know from my talks I use two criteria to define an eBook: 1. Can you read it—without “pinching & panning”—on a mobile device? 2. Is it possible to sell it on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com? If the answer is yes to both, it is an eBook. So what if you have a …

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Sellbox Completes Archive Publishing Project for The San Diego Daily Transcript/San Diego Source

Sellbox (now AuthorImprints) Completes Archive Publishing Project for The San Diego Daily Transcript/San Diego Source

One of the most widely read writers for The San Diego Daily Transcript/San Diego Source is personal technology columnist Phil Baker. Phil is a bit of a local legend as a product development guru, author and more recently was part of the team that created Barnes & Noble’s first eReader, the Nook. The Best of …

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Comparing eBooks Compiled from News Articles: Value, Reviews and Price

There have been a number of eBooks released in 2011 by newspapers and magazine periodicals and stories are suggesting this might be their salvation, or at least a way to leverage their “backlist” of articles. This is not necessarily a new idea, newspaper and magazine writers have been publishing books for years. The difficulty—and this applies to …

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