Great! You’ve gotten a potential reader to visit your book’s product page. Maybe it was your fabulous cover that intrigued them, or the brilliant title, or — hey! — maybe it was your name, you celebrity author you! In any case, it’s now time to seal the proverbial deal. Make the sale. Get the interested … Continue reading Book Descriptions 101: Have I Got a Book for You!
Let’s Talk Covers… Your mother probably taught you many things, among them the truism “You can’t tell a book by its cover.” Now, while that wisdom holds in most of our lives, one place where it doesn’t, ironically, is in publishing.
The first thing you need in order to sell your book(s) is a quality product — well-written, well-edited (not by you), and well-designed (both the ebook, the print edition, and, possible, the audiobook — not to mention the cover). But that’s not enough. If you build it, they probably will not come. Creating books is … Continue reading Book Marketing 101: What to do BEFORE you pay for ads
You are here because you were looking for the Ebook Conversion Directory. Welcome! We have been running the directory since 2015 as a service to the independent publishing community. Sadly, the software on which the site has been running is no longer maintained; we have had to let this useful site go the way of … Continue reading Ebook Conversion Directory
We’re back! Here are 6 more interesting online publishing tidbits, coming at you hot off the (digital) press. Looking for tips on how to successfully interface with readers online? Don’t reply to comments when you’re hangry, and other helpful tips from Neiman Lab. For those not in attendance at the recent London Book Fair, here … Continue reading Roundup: 6 More Interesting Posts on Ebook Publishing!
I originally published this post on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for self-publishers, TheBookDesigner.com If HTML is the blueprint, showing how an ebook (or a web page) should be laid out, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the interior design, saying how everything should look. While that may sound superficial, in fact learning to use CSS can … Continue reading Elements of Style: CSS for Ebooks
Don’t call it a comeback! Here’s the second installment in our now weekly roundup of interesting articles in the world of eBook publishing.
This post originally appeared on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site, TheBookDesigner.com. If, as I keep saying, an ebook is just a website a box, then in order to know how to get in and edit your ebook, you’re going to want to know some HTML. However you choose to work on the file, knowing the basic … Continue reading Speaking in Code: Ebook HTML basics
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 … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: 7 Interesting Articles on eBook Publishing
Over the next few posts, I’ll be showing you how ebooks are coded and formatted. We’ll look at the anatomy of an ebook, and what makes it tick. You’ve heard me call an ebook a website in a box. This time we’re going to talk about what’s inside the box. First thing’s first: let me share … Continue reading Inside the Box: The Anatomy of an Ebook