INSTRUCTIONS TO DOWNLOAD AND READ YOUR EBOOKS We’re so glad that you purchased one or more of our ebooks! Let’s look at how to download and read your ebooks on your device (phone, computer, tablet, or dedicated ebook reader) First of all, you should have received an email from us confirming your purchase — in … Continue reading How to read your ebooks
A current movie reminded me of a publishing story that I’d love to share with you. For once, this isn’t about independent publishing: it’s about a big publisher struggling to find the right cover design. In 1988, Joseph Campbell had just died, but the series of television interviews that he did with Bill Moyers, The … Continue reading Following Bliss: Joseph Campbell and Jackie
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Stillpoint Digital Press has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete Heather Albano’s exciting Keeping Time trilogy of steampunk time-travel adventure novels. Running until December 20, the Keeping Time Kickstarter campaign will underwrite the publication of new editions of the first two novels in the series, Timepiece and Timekeeper. Stillpoint plans to release these titles in 2017 in both ebook and … Continue reading Stillpoint launches Keeping Time Kickstarter
This is the next in my on-going series of post on ebook creation; it focusses, obviously, on ebook conversion online. It was originally posted over at Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site for indie publishers, TheBookDesigner.com The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online Previously, I’ve compared some of the computer apps that you can use to convert your … Continue reading The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online
I just had a conversation with a friend about the issue of piracy. I thought I’d share this post on the subject I wrote for Joel Friendlander’s TheBookDesigner.com: I hear from a lot of authors — traditionally and self-published — who are panicked to find their work being stolen. “I just did a Google search,” they’ll moan, “and … Continue reading Avast! Piracy and the Self-Publisher
John Byrne Barry, award-winning author of political and crime thrillers, interviewed Risuko author David Kudler for the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association web site on the day of Risuko’s release. In the interview, Kudler discusses the writing process, including: what it’s like to write the first book in a series, how to balance leaving your readers … Continue reading Interview: Risuko author David Kudler talks writing
Release day for Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (June 15) is almost here! We’ve got lots of exciting news for you — and more on the way. So keep checking on Stillpoint Digital Press, Risuko.net, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter! If you haven’t read it, check out David Kudler’s post on writing Risuko, The Magic of History: Writing historical … Continue reading Risuko Release Day Events!
This is the sixth installment in my series of posts about ebook creation. Like the others, it was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for indie publishers,TheBookDesigner.com The Ebook Retail Universe I realized after my last post (looking at ebook conversion tools) that in my excitement in finally getting to the nuts and bolts of … Continue reading The Ebook Retail Universe
“Selling” for free I had a client ask me recently why you can’t price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The author wanted to promote her first book by giving it away — she’d been told that was the best way to make a splash. I told her that you CAN … Continue reading Free for all: giving your ebook away on Amazon