Article Category - "E-books"


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Jim Azevedo, July 2017
E-Book Formatting with Microsoft Word »

PUBLISHED JULY 2017 by Jim Azevedo, Marketing Director, Smashwords Learn how to leverage the power of paragraph styling and enhanced navigation to make your next e-book more accessible, enjoyable, and desirable to readers. In this article, you will learn how to professionally format and design a reflowable e-book using Microsoft Word. You will learn the …

Kelly Peterson, May 2017
Creating an e-Book Bestseller in 4 Steps »

PUBLISHED MAY 2017 by Kelly Peterson, Director of Client Services, INscribe Digital A couple years ago, I moderated a panel that dished the tips and tricks of creating an e-book bestseller, and the advice is still fresh today. The panel included Tobly McSmith, digital account director at HarperCollins; Nathan Maharaj, director of merchandising at Kobo; …

Alexa Schlosser, May 2017
Down and Dirty with Digital Publishing »

PUBLISHED MAY 2017 Compiled by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent Earlier this year, IBPA Independent polled the membership about their e-books. We were curious: Is Amazon still the dominant platform? Is there consensus on how much e-books should cost? How do you go about making an e-book special? We received many responses to the …

Jim Azevedo, May 2017
The Ins and Outs of e-Book Distribution »

PUBLISHED MAY 2017 by Jim Azevedo, Marketing Director, Smashwords In this article, IBPA discusses e-book distribution with Jim Azevedo, marketing director at the world’s largest distributor of indie e-books, Smashwords. QUESTION: In what ways does e-book distribution differ from the distribution of print titles? To what extent, if any, does e-book distribution include a sales …

Cameron Drew, December 2016
Engaging Readers Through Sound »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 by Cameron Drew, publisher It’s never easy to be a pioneer. You have to draw your own maps, wander into unexplored territory, and develop partnerships based on the promise of good things to come. Being a pioneer in the digital publishing space requires you to navigate two different worlds at once. Not …

Deb Vanasse, June 2016
Breaking Out of the Box »

Editor’s Note: Last month, IBPA Independent reporter Deb Vanasse gave us “Updates from the Digital Frontier.” The topic was so vast, we couldn’t address everything in one installment. Part two of Vanasse’s May 2016 cover story continues the digital publishing dialogue, this time with a focus on format, containers, and the larger question of customer …

Joel Friedlander, June 2016
Three Surefire Ways to Fail at E-book Cover Design »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Joel Friedlander, Book Designer The growth of the e-book market has brought with it a new challenge for those who design these e-book covers, whether they are amateurs or professionals. More than anything else, designers and do-it-yourself publishers have to address the challenges of this relatively new format in a way …

Karla Olson, May 2016
Digital Book World: Tales From the Front »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Karla Olson, Director, Patagonia Books Digital Book World (DBW) is a fascinating juxtaposition of two business worlds, publishing and technology. These two worlds should have always been connected but have only recently aligned due to the e-book explosion. The main message of this year’s conference—which took place March 7–9, 2016, in …

Lynn Rosen, May 2016
IBPA Roundtable: Navigating the Digital Revolution »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent staff reporter In this edition of IBPA’s monthly Roundtable, Leaders from the digital publishing realm share their insights. Enjoy! The Idea Logical Company What is your role in the digital publishing segment of the industry? Observer and forecaster. What issue related to digital publishing do you think …

Bill McCoy, May 2016
It’s Time to Be “All In” Digitally »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF Digital publishing has clearly arrived. Major U.S. publishers are generating upwards of 25 percent of their revenue from e-books, and for some bestsellers and in certain genres (e.g., romance) the numbers are much higher. Yet e-book sales growth has paused, while print sales have ticked up. …

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