Marketing, no matter the business or person, is always a challenge. This is even more so for independent (indie) authors who, initially at least, have never been exposed to such a world. Consequently, anything that provides quality insight into it is very welcome. The author, Mark Coker, is the founder of Smashwords, a publishing and … More Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker
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Aspiring authors frequently, and occasionally even those who have already published, seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. Consequently, a survey Which E-Book Publishing Site? was recently conducted by this website, in which more established authors were asked to share their experience and preferences. The results follow: Question 1: Authors! If you have … More Preferred E-Book Publishing Site – Survey Results
New authors constantly seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. All authors have been there at some stage and no doubt many have benefited from the freely given suggestions and advice provided by those more seasoned in the craft. It is only right for those authors, who are no longer newbies, to … More Which E-Book Publishing Site?
No, it is not mobile libraries that are being referred to, though for rural communities where there is no, or a very weak, signal, these are an excellent resource. The ready convenience of mobile technology, primarily smartphones, tablets and e-reading devices, appears to be changing many readers habits. Many, or so it seems, now prefer … More Mobile Reading – Apps and Sources
No matter the time of year or occasion, books are recognised, by most people, to be enjoyable, acceptable, gifts. And, of course, this is more so when it is a special celebration: Birthday; Christmas; Mother’s Day; Father’s Day; etc. In the past people had to go to a physical bookshop but now, with the advent … More Gifting Books
Recently in ‘Why Amazon?’ the availability of alternative on-line purchase sites (as well as self-publishing systems) was discussed. Some alternatives where named but not linked to. In response one reader commented they would like to have life made easy for them by having links to various other sites provided. This is in response to that … More Book Retailers
There is no denying Amazon has become the world’s largest on-line retailer. Nevertheless, they are NOT the only one. Despite this fact, many of Amazon’s customers appear reluctant to purchase from other retailers. Why? To simplify the discussion, it has been separated into two distinct parts: Positive and Negative aspects. As this website is primarily … More Why Amazon?
Disclaimer: Other than utilising their systems for the publication of books, neither T. R. Robinson nor T. R. Robinson Publications are employed by, personally connected with or affiliated to, Smashwords. Note: The information contained below is primarily intended for new and inexperienced authors. Those familiar with self-publishing will probably not find anything they do not … More Publishing with Smashwords