Archive for May, 2009

THE FEEDBACK IS THE FILTER: WHO WILL DISTINGUISH QUALITY IN AN INDIE PUBLISHING FUTURE?

May 29, 2009
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An excerpt from Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex: How Authors and Publishers Are Using the Amazon Kindle and Other New Technologies to Unleash an Indie Movement of Readers and Writers By Stephen Windwalker Copyright 2008, 2009, Stephen Windwalker and Harvard Perspectives Press. Now that we have seen how technological advances such as the Kindle, CreateSpace, and [insert Next Big Thing...

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Following a Successful Author’s Experience with New Publishing Technologies

May 24, 2009
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Following a Successful Author’s Experience with New Publishing Technologies

Sunday afternoon He calls it “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing“, but don’t think for a moment that Joe Konrath hasn’t been to Night School. As I have already discussed in the Kindle Nation newsletter, Joe is my eye idea of an author who is working hard at connecting with his base of readers. As a direct consequence, that base...

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Kindle Blog headcount approaches 5,000, but … Readers? That’s another story

May 23, 2009
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Kindle Blog headcount approaches 5,000, but … Readers? That’s another story

The explosive growth of the Kindle Store’s Blog selection, following the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Publishing For Blogs Beta Program about ten days ago, continues apace. We’re approaching 5,000 as I post this morning, up from about 1,500 prior to the beta: Of course, nobody knows if any of the new blogs are gaining any traction, since — because...

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A must-read piece on independent publishing

May 22, 2009
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A must-read piece on independent publishing

About ten years ago Michael Pastore wrote this thoughtful, detailed piece which was published widely around the country under the title, Publish Your Book Yourself: Some Simple and Sensible Advice. He has published it again over at ePublishers Weekly and, although there are some obvious things that have changed, it remains well worth reading.As for the changes, they are...

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Scribd Solves Gateway Glitch and Opens the Scribd Store to New Author & Publisher Uploads

May 22, 2009
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Scribd Solves Gateway Glitch and Opens the Scribd Store to New Author & Publisher Uploads

If you are one who shared the frustration of a strange error message when you tried to access the Scribd Upload to Sell page, perhaps after reading our earlier post, Scribd Beta DIY Launch for eBook Authors and Publishers Looks Viable, you’ll be happy to learn that the problem is solved. Here is a screen shot of the page...

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Beta Bonanza: Number of Kindle Store Blog Titles Triple as Blog Sales Sink

May 20, 2009
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Beta Bonanza: Number of Kindle Store Blog Titles Triple as Blog Sales Sink

You may have noticed, in just the last few days, a tremendous explosion in the number of blogs available in the Kindle Store. The number of Kindle Blogs has nearly tripled in the past week to over 4,000, all as a direct result of the fact that Amazon has — finally, some would say — launched a beta program...

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Scribd Beta DIY Launch for eBook Authors and Publishers Looks Viable

May 18, 2009
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Scribd Beta DIY Launch for eBook Authors and Publishers Looks Viable

San Francisco-based startup Scribd has just launched the beta version of a potentially exciting new opportunity for authors, publishers, and readers. I hesitated before including the DIY label in the subject line because it may be misleading, given that Scribd has done some business with major publishers such as Random House, according to today’s New York Times piece, “Scribd...

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Kindle Nation Archives: May 2009

May 13, 2009
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Kindle Nation – The Free Weekly eMail Newsletter – I:15, 5.12.2009 Click Here To Make A Secure, Easy Donation To Kindle Nation – Launch-Day Pre-Orders Indicate Kindle DX Success – Amazon Streamlines the Kindle-for-iPhone Experience – Kindle Nation to Amazon: Allow a Hassle-Free Return Credit for Kindle 2 Owners – Great Deals on Books and Other Kindle Store Content...

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Amazon, universities, textbook publishers plan to "revolutionize learning" with new large-screen Kindle

May 6, 2009
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Here’s the complete scoop. ¬©Kindle Nation Daily 2010

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Wireless Reading Just Got Bigger: Pre-Order the 9.7" Kindle DX Now for $489

May 6, 2009
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Wireless Reading Just Got Bigger: Pre-Order the 9.7" Kindle DX Now for $489

Amazon has rolled out its latest version of the Kindle, the Kindle DX: Amazon’s 9.7″ Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation). It won’t ship until this summer, but you can pre-order it now by clicking here. Here’s the scoop directly from Amazon’s new page for the DX: Pre-order Kindle DX today Kindle DX will be released this summer. Pre-order Kindle...

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