Several readers have e-mailed me and said, “I’d really like to read your e-books, but I don’t how… Which inspired me to put together this list:
1. Buy an e-reader: Kindle is the most popular, but there’s also the Nook (Barnes & Noble), Kobo (Borders), Sony Pocket Reader, Pandigital Novel, and many more. When you make your choice, think about more than the device and price. Read more →
In a post about how e-books are changing the publishing industry, Timothy Hallinan, author of the highly acclaimed Poke Rafferty series, said: “I’m writing two books I don’t even plan to try to sell through the usual channels; they’ll go direct to readers. I have a list of a dozen more I want to write. It feels as though I’ve been cooped up in a small room for years and the walls suddenly fell down. There’s space to swing my arms. I don’t have to reject exciting ideas because they’re not ideas I can sell.” Read more →
I’ve been debating whether to offer one of my books for free on Kindle, temporarily, as a promotion. I know other authors have used the tactic successfully. And I’ve given away hundreds of print books and done so happily.But I keep talking myself out of doing a free Kindle e-book. Why? Read more →
Here’s 10 things your friends and family can do to help you and your book catch a little online buzz:
- Set up a Google alert for your name and book titles.
- Search for your name or book title frequently using various search engines. (Google, Dogpile, Alta Vista, Bing, etc.)
- Visit your website and blog, then comment while they’re there. Read more →