5 Myths About E-Books Busted

  When I talk to self-publishers out there, I find that they have several misconceptions about e-books. Here are the myths: 1.  My book will do much better as an e-book because it will be more accessible to readers. 2.  Most people have e-readers now anyway. 3.  Customers can check out e-books from the libraryContinue reading “5 Myths About E-Books Busted”

Serializing Your e-Novel: Pros and Cons

I read an article today which about authors Sean Platt and David W. Wright whose self-published post-apocalyptic serial, Yesterday’s Gone: Season One has just surpassed the 100 customer reviews mark this week. Until reading this article, I only thought about writing a novel in the more traditional way: uploading it to CreateSpace and then sendingContinue reading “Serializing Your e-Novel: Pros and Cons”

How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook

You all know how I feel about Scrivener, but it is truly the best program for novelists out there.  For $49 it’s a steal and it is really not that complicated to use.  Today I thought I would show you how to format a Kindle .mobi file and an .epub file that is used onContinue reading “How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook”

Self-Publishing: Some Advice About Marketing from Scott Steinberg

There is a great article on porfolio.com about Scott Steinberg whose recent book “The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games” is generating buzz in the self-publishing world because it is so varied in price.  There is a printed copy from Lulu.com for $17.99, the iBooks, Kindle and Nook versions are $3.99 and he is alsoContinue reading “Self-Publishing: Some Advice About Marketing from Scott Steinberg”

My New e-Short Story is Up

A short story I submitted to Kindle Singles is now up.  It is available on Amazon Kindle and on the Nook.  I formatted the book for Kindle and for Nook using Scrivener. …and hey, it’s only .99 cents! The Kindle version is found here. The Nook version is found here. If you buy a copy,Continue reading “My New e-Short Story is Up”