Andre Calilhanna

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Andre Calilhanna is the editor and manager of the BookBaby blog. He's a musician, songwriter, writer, marketer, husband, dad, soccer board member, and soon-to-be author. Check him out at Twitter.com/dre_cal.
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Sell them with your cover design

Tea_Health A great book or eBook cover is one of your best sales tools, instantly conveying the key thoughts, messages, and images that sum up your book while grabbing the attention of a prospective reader. That’s why it’s essential for you to stand out from everyone else on those crowded eBook retail sites and bookshelves. And it goes beyond the old cliché. According to Deloitte’s research paper, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions 2015: “A key value of print books appears to be their cover. Covers have been shown to drive sales; but they also send a message to those around you about what you are reading and what kind of person you are. As has been noted, ‘the act of reading a book in public conveys important information to other readers.’”
Legally quote song lyrics

How to legally quote song lyrics in your book

Authors have been quoting song lyrics in their books for eons, but if you plan to quote lyrics written after 1923, be prepared to do some research — and get out your checkbook — long before releasing your book.

Amazon Publishing – Monopoly, New Paradigm, Or Both?

By Andre Calilhanna The Amazon Evolution: book retailer to publisher Amazon knows how to create a buzz, and their continuing creep into the publishing world has lots of people talking. In some ways the transformation from...
formatting your manuscript

Formatting Your Manuscript for eBook Distribution

Between the writing and eBook distribution steps comes the conversion to ePub step, and properly formatting your manuscript ensures a smooth the conversion.
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ePub 3 Explained: Features of the New eBook Format

ePub has been widely adopted as the eBook format for Apple's iBooks, Sony's Reader, and the Kobo, and ePub 3 has some new features worth noting.

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