Weekly Roundup: 7 Interesting Articles on eBook Publishing

As a matter of principal (both personal and professional) I spend quite a bit of my time keeping up to date with what’s new in the eBook publishing world. Having built up a relatively substantial feed to scroll through, it recently occurred to me that I’m not the only one who could benefit from a list of new ePublishing articles  to peruse while I’m going about my day.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to start publishing a weekly list of recent articles I think are important, interesting, innovative, etc. Here are this week’s choices:

    1. In a sequel to his universally useful article on what not to do during a book launch, Draft2Digital’s Kevin Tumilson wrote this piece with a slightly more positive spin.
    2. When it comes to the ebook business model, most of us are still figuring out our own best practices — which is exactly why you should check out Bradley Metrock’s interview with Scribd about their switch to an unlimited subscription service.
    3. Fascinated by all things digital? Then this article detailing a fully-automated bookstore opening in Beijing is sure to be right up your alley.
    4. I’m sure you’re familiar with the aphorism “the customer is king.” So is Kevin Callahan, who recently published this no-nonsense article  on how to improve your user experience.
    5. Along the same user-facing vein, there are few things more important to a publisher than a good marketing strategy — luckily, thanks to Therese Walsh’s wisdom, your preorder books will be in good hands.
    6. As ebook lovers, we never get tired of defending our beloved and highly-portable form of reading — which is why this article in defense of ebooks is a particularly uplifting read.
    7. Last but not least, as an editor I couldn’t help but include this succinct but informative article on how to choose (and use!) the right editor for your self-published book.

  1. That’s it for this week! I hope you enjoyed the articles – feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.


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