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How to Sell eBooks at Walmart

Walmart launched its eBook sales platform on August 22 in partnership with Kobo (more properly known as Rakuten Kobo), going head-to-head with Amazon’s Kindle. While Walmart has sold the Kobo eReader for years, it is now making available Kobo’s library of eBooks for individual sale, along with an option to subscribe to audiobooks. Books purchased from Kobo can be read on their branded eReader and also through the Kobo Books app, which can be downloaded on any smartphone or other device.

Walmart’s eBook page can be found here. When you click on a book for more information, […]

How to Sell eBooks at Walmart2019-07-19T13:25:47+00:00

CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing: What You Should Do Next


CreateSpace has merged with www.KDP.com.

Existing CreateSpace Customers: All CreateSpace titles have been migrated to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Use your Amazon account username and password to log into your KDP account. Click here to go to the KDP page on Amazon. If you did not create an account on KDP, go back to CreateSpace and reclaim your account by entering the email address you use to access your CreateSpace account, then go from there.

New CreateSpace Users: If you were planning on using CreateSpace to print your book and […]

CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing: What You Should Do Next2019-07-19T13:25:47+00:00

What Does It Mean to Self-Publish?

Ten years ago, if one were to ask the question, “What does it mean to self-publish?”, the answer might have been quite different than it would be today. Self-publishing has gained validation and wide acceptance over the last decade. Self-published authors have reached the best seller lists and entrepreneurs and professionals are realizing the value of authoring a nonfiction book to their businesses and careers. Self-publishing has allowed for publication of niche books that traditional publishers typically ignore. The barriers to publishing one’s own book—both real and perceived—are coming down, and if you wish to see your name in print, […]

What Does It Mean to Self-Publish?2019-07-19T13:26:07+00:00

How to Plan Your Holiday Book Sales

As I write this blog post, Christmas and Hanukkah are just under six months away. And Thanksgiving? It’s on November 28 this year.

The unfortunate truth is that if you want to have your book ready for holiday sales—let’s say mid-November latest—you need to have your manuscript ready for the design and editing stages now.

When is the next best time for selling books? Believe it or not, it’s January. If you miss the holiday sales period, take advantage of people cashing in their gift cards in January and February.

When Should I Contact Book Design and Editing Services?

So when should you hire […]

How to Plan Your Holiday Book Sales2019-07-19T13:26:08+00:00

Making Your Business Book a Success: A Suggestion from Dan Poynter

Many thanks to Wally Bock for this week’s blog post. Wally is an author, blogger, ghostwriter and writing coach.  You can find Wally’s original blog post here, on his Writing Edge website full of ideas and inspiration for authors.

Dan Poynter was the self-publishing guru. His Self-Publishing Manual is still worth reading, and many of us have shaped our publishing strategies based on his advice. Recently, I was talking to a current client about how many books to print, when I found myself sharing one of those memorable Poynter […]

Making Your Business Book a Success: A Suggestion from Dan Poynter2019-07-19T13:26:08+00:00

Publish on KDP or CreateSpace: Where to Self-publish Your Paperback


CreateSpace has merged with www.KDP.com.

Existing CreateSpace Customers: All CreateSpace titles have been migrated to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Use your Amazon account username and password to log into your KDP account. Click here to go to the KDP page on Amazon. If you did not create an account on KDP, go back to CreateSpace and reclaim your account by entering the email address you use to access your CreateSpace account, then go from there.

New CreateSpace Users: If you were planning on using CreateSpace to print your book and […]

Publish on KDP or CreateSpace: Where to Self-publish Your Paperback2019-07-19T13:26:08+00:00

How I Got My Book Listed Before the Amazon Resellers

Grace Allison, author of Do You Have a Dream and Einstein’s Compass, read the recent article by Amy Collins about the issues authors are experiencing with the Amazon ADD TO CART button and what to do about it. Grace generously offered to share her solution to the issue, one that put her book on the ADD TO CART button and ensured she received her royalties.

Grace’s Solution: Contact the Resellers

Grace AllisonFirst she went to her Amazon page for Do You Have […]

How I Got My Book Listed Before the Amazon Resellers2019-07-19T13:26:08+00:00

The Problem with the Amazon ADD TO CART Button and What You Can Do

Thank you to guest blogger Amy Collins for this week’s post on the issues with the Amazon ADD TO CART button and what authors can do. Amy is the owner of New Shelves Books, one of the fastest-growing book distribution, sales and marketing companies in North America.

Let’s see…. What shall we talk about this month? What is on author’s minds more than anything else right now? Well, if you are reading my email, here is an item that is worrying authors at the moment. For this month’s DO THIS NOT THAT we will focus on the […]

The Problem with the Amazon ADD TO CART Button and What You Can Do2019-07-19T13:26:09+00:00

How CreateSpace Authors Can Update a Book That Has Already Been Published


CreateSpace has merged with www.KDP.com.

Existing CreateSpace Customers: All CreateSpace titles have been migrated to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Use your Amazon account username and password to log into your KDP account. Click here to go to the KDP page on Amazon. If you did not create an account on KDP, go back to CreateSpace and reclaim your account by entering the email address you use to access your CreateSpace account, then go from there.

New CreateSpace Users: If you were planning on using CreateSpace to print your book and […]

How CreateSpace Authors Can Update a Book That Has Already Been Published2019-07-19T13:26:09+00:00

Author Story: Sven Michael Davison

Traveling to seven continents in seven years is no small feat and certainly worthy of a book. Yet it is author Sven Michael Davison’s admission that he considers himself lucky whenever a stranger picks up one of his books and reads it, that caught this writer’s imagination. There is a fleeting paradox in the idea of escape through travel and writing, yet seeking connection and sharing with strangers. And connection also comes through strongly in Sven’s new book, 7 in 7: A Globe-Hopping Memoir of Disaster and Discovery, as he connected with himself and met his soul mate during his […]

Author Story: Sven Michael Davison2019-07-19T13:26:10+00:00