According to a rather interesting article Matt Shoard on the blog meandmybigmouth, even big publishers are trolling Amazon and Goodreads to post natural sounding reviews in an effort to jack up sales of books. According to a former industry inside (who was named in that post), it isn’t uncommon for marketing people to have anonymous logins on Amazon which they use to post glowing reviews of the book they’re promoting.
Random House Struik (South Africa) has launched an ebook only imprint - eKhaya. Click here for the article.
You got that right, it is ebooks, not paper books. 66 year old Nancy Kay Schneider signed a three book contract with Desert Breeze Publishing. Click here for details.
Couple articles on self publishing.
The first one talks about inexpensive ways to self-publish. Check out their recommendations. The Nitro Reader helps you create pfds. e-junkie helps you with setting up shopping carts if you already have an influential website and have no desire to pay the middle man. Click here for details.
The next article talks about finding success via self-publishing. Click here for details.
It is official. E-books are now outselling their counterparts in print by a margin of 3 to 1. Click here for details.
This is good news for authors whose back-list books haven’t done particularly well. They have another shot at getting their books out there, this time in e-book format.