Tag: Kindle

  • Multiple Ebook Platforms: Apple, Kobo, Kindle, Nook, PDF

    My picture book, WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS is now available as in iBook. To access it, you must go to the iBook app on your iPhone or iPad. Then, search for the iBook. Or, click here to be taken to the page on iTunes. Do you want your book to sell as an ebook? Here […]

  • Earth Day + Oldest Bird in World = Free Kindle Book for 48 Hours

    Just in time for Earth Day on April 22 comes a book chronicling the oldest known wild (sea)bird in the world. She’s not just OLD: at 61+ years old, this Laysan Albatross named Wisdom is a new mother. Darcy is one of the Authors 4 Earth Day participants. FREE Kindle Download. For 48 hours before […]

  • Are Epub Picture Books Still 32 Pages?

    DOES EPUB CHANGE THE 32-PAGE ILLUSTRATED PICTURE BOOK? The gold standard for printed, illustrated children’s picture books is 32 pages. It has to do with the way paper folds: eight sheets will fold nicely into what is called a signature. More than that, the ends of the pages don’t align well. Four signatures is 32 […]

  • Author as Publisher?

    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 […]

  • New Life for OP Novels?

    New Life as an E-Book? The Wayfinder by Darcy Pattison When a novel goes out of print, it’s sad. There are many what-ifs: What if the publisher had done thus and so? A different cover? A different promotion? What if I had done thus and so? More promotion? In the end, novels run their course. […]

  • Digital Versions of The Wayfinder

    My novel, The Wayfinder, is now available in two different digital versions. You can still find used copies of the book on Amazon, Abebooks and other online stores. In addition, you can download the novel from Amazon’s Kindle store and from Mobipocket’s Ebook store. Amazon’s version requires the Kindle, Amazon’s exclusive ebook reader. Mobipocket can […]