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Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3

Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3

Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3 Now, the week-end is over, the full implication of the dangers included in violating Amazon Content Guidelines have fully sunk in, it is time to examine them with total attention. So, without further ado, let’s broach the fifth and last item on the agenda. (please note that the featured image is a Print Screen of these Amazon content guidelines as of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Book Promotion, Resources, The Legal Corner

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2 Back to part 1 – Onto Part 3 Now onto to the slightly more disputable item, the confidentiality… 3. Revealing confidential information If you ever wondered why it is so difficult to find out statistics about sales figures by self-published writers, here it is, underlined below, in an extract of Amazon KDP Terms and Conditions. 7 Confidentiality. You will not, without our express, prior written permission: (a) issue any … Read entire article »

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Are ebooks overpriced or not?

Are ebooks overpriced or not?

The recent lawsuit filed against Apple and five of the six largest publishing houses by the Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman for illegally fixing prices of e-books raises the question of what does e-book prices include. Some are arguing that the overhead of paper, printing, packaging, shipping, storage, and retail display effectively disappearing for ebooks, this significant lowering of the costs should be reflected in the price of the e-books. Publishers answer that ebooks incur new costs … Read entire article »

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Take control of your ebook! Why you, and no one else, should format your ebook

Take control of your ebook! Why you, and no one else, should format your ebook

Take control of your ebook! Why you, and no one else, should format your ebook By James Wallace Birch You’ve written your book! Now you want to publish it in ebook format. There are a few options out there. Many people opt for places like Smashwords, where the formatting is tedious but manageable since it is all done in a word processing program like Microsoft Word. Other authors throw their hands up and pay someone else $100 … Read entire article »

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ePublishing Week in Brief – 1st to 5th of August 2011

ePublishing Week in Brief – 1st to 5th of August 2011

Is Facebook considering becoming a Publisher? At first glance, Facebook recent acquisition of Push Pop Press, the San Francisco based digital publishing platform start-up that developed Al Gore’s e-book “OurChoice” for iPad, seems to indicate it is taking the publishing route. However, the avowed aim of the acquisition, according to Push Pop Press, is that ” the ideas and technology behind Push Pop Press will be integrated with Facebook, giving people even richer ways to share their … Read entire article »

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