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Old 01-06-2012, 02:45 AM   #121
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Thanks!

I downloaded the Style guide during last year's Read an eBook Week, so I'll get to that.

I'm writing a simple novel without graphs and illustrations.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #122
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I'll second Mr Coker there, I've had no trouble with the meatgrinder for my novels or short stories.

Can anyone tell me if Pubit is open to non US citizens these days or even a link to find it? I'm in the UK.

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #123
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Can anyone tell me if Pubit is open to non US citizens these days or even a link to find it? I'm in the UK.
MTM, try this:
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubi...?t=pi_reg_home
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #124
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #125
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #126
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GREAT IDEA!!! Especially the bit about how to set up one's own store and sell from the website. YOU GO GIRL!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:09 AM   #127
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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I saw this proposal on Kickstarter to create a publishing site for ebooks released under creative commons licenses at leebre.org, and thought it might be of interest to people here.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-social-publis
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #128
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That fact that the vast majority of ebooks currently being sold are sold through the Amazon Kindle store?
But some ebooks I have treid to find and have not beens old on amazon but more bespoke websites, thats the onla reason I atrated using others
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #129
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Question on the business side to self-publishers. As a self-publisher, do you just put your name as the publisher, or have you created your own publishing company? If you have set up a publishing company, have you registered it, or created a separate entity?
What are the pros and cons of each?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #130
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But some ebooks I have treid to find and have not beens old on amazon but more bespoke websites, thats the onla reason I atrated using others
I didn't mean number of titles (although I wouldn't be surprised to find that Amazon had more titles than anyone else), but that Amazon sold more copies of ebooks than anyone else, by a large margin.

This is obviously of interest to people wanting to sell ebooks. (Note title of this thread.)

Of course, as a reader, one buys ebooks from whichever legitimate outlet offers the book you want to buy at the best combination of price and convenience.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:11 AM   #131
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I've had some success publishing my books on IvaNovella www.ivanovella.com

They are new which is not always bad, but there are no fees and they don't like DRM.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #132
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Hmmm..... I appreciate the information, but there are several strikes against ether as far as I'm concerned. iOnly is bad, I can publish myself for free without any contests etc. on many platforms including iStuff and actully get paid for it. Now there could be some good in shared publicity but not sure it would get to my target audience just as there is in giving away free ebooks and downloads, but....

Anyway, thanks but no thanks from me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:32 AM   #133
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I've recently taken the plunge into self-publishing some of my work as eBooks. I went through Smashwords, as well as amazon, since the two aren't linked up. Although Amazon is a definite heavyweight, I dislike that you cannot put free books on amazon.

The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #134
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I've recently taken the plunge into self-publishing some of my work as eBooks. I went through Smashwords, as well as amazon, since the two aren't linked up. Although Amazon is a definite heavyweight, I dislike that you cannot put free books on amazon.

The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
Good luck, and I would be interested to hear how it progresses for you.
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The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
Update: Smashwords now accepts epubs.

http://www.smashwords.com/swdirect
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