Saying Good-Bye

         We all have those years we want to put behind us, and this year is one of those for me. It began with a series of deaths starting with my sister-in-law; my husband’s brother (who was married to the sister-in-law mentioned above); to the death of a colleague reporter I worked with years ago…

NOOK Press

If you logged into PubIt recently you may have gotten this pop up: But what is it talking about? Nook Press is Barnes & Nobles new self publishing platform. To tell you a little about it, here is the email they sent out to users today: Dear Publisher, Over the past two and a half…

KDP Select?

On the back of Amazon’s announcement about Amazon.it (Italy) and Amazon.es (Spain) comes a new Kindle program; the new KDP Select program. Each month, Amazon will make a “pool” of money – $500,000 in December. To get a cut of the money you have to enroll your book. Each time it is borrowed, you get…

How to Publish on Smashwords

(this is a companion to How to Publish on Create Space and How to Use Create Space Cover creator) Go to smashwords.com, log in and click the Publish option in the overhead menu: (You’ll notice I have a “requires attention warning – this is because I have a “test” book that is archived and unpublished…

Color E-books

While many of the current ebook publishers shy away from images in the body of your manuscript, or even discourage them, ala smashwords, Barnes & Noble has obviously decided that colored pictures are the way to go. By abandoning the e-ink and going to LCD screens, the new color Nook makes image rich ebooks user…