"Marie, I've used both Joshua Tallent at ebookarchitects.com and Bob Mehta at ebookconversion.com and they are both great. If you want to see a listing of lots of people and companies who do these conversion, check this out:…"
"Terrific post, Steve, and thanks for the useful links. You are experiencing the "long tail" personally. It's amazing how these books, despite the huge number of new books published each year, continue to find a market. Your book has…"
"Melinda, your book looks awesome. And yes, please cut yourself a lot of slack. You can do what you can do, and your bi-weekly column will lead you to a much bigger audience over time, it's going to make your whole program a success."
"I want to second Steve's suggestion. I use Wordpress for my blog, but I've also built a website from it that isn't a blog at all, it's all static pages. It's much easier than most website building software. I run the…"
"I wouldn't disagree with Steve, because it's abundantly clear that each has to find his or her own path.
From a publishing point of view, the second book is so much easier to sell, and helps cross sell the first. This is the whole idea…"
"Steve, I think book sales are also a typical "long tail" phenomenon. When the book is new it naturally gets more attention, but for most self-publishers, it's the rest of the "tail" i.e. your "1 book a day" on…"
I enjoy Twitter also and get traffic from tweets. I'm curious how long it took you to get to 2000 followers, and are these mostly people who are interested in your work or connected to you somehow? I seem to get a lot of the…"
"Jean, I think the news lately has been that some publishers are delaying the issue of ebooks, or talking about when to release them in relation to the hardcover and softcover launch.
Right now they seem to be thinking that ebooks should come…"
"Great story, Steve. It seems like you're a natural.
I've been getting consulting work from my blog and from attending trade group meetings. What I like about the consulting work is that it is the perfect entree for a larger project. If…"
"Gary, Steve and Sara,
Thanks for your feedback. I think this is going to become more and more important as ebooks continue to become a more prominent part of the sales picture for books. Every publisher (and let's face it, although we are…"
"Thanks David, I appreciate your openness. I have no interest in bashing PA or anyone else, to be honest, but flagposts like yours really are the only way to help other unsuspecting authors from falling into the same situation. If nothing else, we…"
I'm a self-published author ("Body Types"), a former Production Manager in the publishing industry, and the owner of Marin Bookworks, a book design, production and consulting business helping publishers and authors create books that compete at all levels of the book market.