• EBooks for Kids? New Study Says Maybe Not

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    To study ebook adoption by kids and school libraries, School Library Journal and Follett School Solutions recently released the Sixth Annual Survey of Ebook Usage in the U.S. School (K-12) Libraries (September 2015). Optimism about ebook adoption in schools has run high for the last few years, but this study provides some interesting news. Depending ...

  • KDP Kids: Kindle Kids Book Creator

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    Amazon's Kindle publishing program has just announced some new features that will affect children's books and publishing. Kindle Kids Book Creator KDP has a new program designed to handle fixed layout ebooks with large full-page illustrations. In other words, children's picture books. I downloaded the program and had a look around. It appears to be an ...

  • Kobo Writing Life: Publish Your eBook with Ease

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    For the last few years, the best options for Indie publishers to publish an eBook have been Kindle, Nook and Apple iBooks. Now, there’s another big competitor on the scene, Kobo Books. Kobo’s Writing Life opens the market to authors and provides exciting new opportunities. Especially exciting is the collaboration with independent bookstores and the American ...

  • Selling Ebooks: Hard Data and Daily Deals

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    Selling ebooks is as hard as selling a print book and the biggest problem is "discoverability," the new buzz word these days. Even once a reader discovers your book, how much should you charge? Mark Stoker, head of Smashwords, a service that distributes ebooks, has done some hard statistics and lets the data speak for ...

  • Author as Publisher?

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    Richard Curtis in a recent EReads post asks a provocative question: Do authors make good publishers? The question is in the context of ebooks, keep that in mind. They point to high-profile authors who have tried this route this year: Cory Doctorow, Seth Godwin and J.A. Conrath. Curtis concludes that the services of a publisher ...